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George’s educational career began with studying A-Levels with a view to entering the Engineering Industry. After completing his A-Levels, George decided to pursue his goal of becoming an Engineer. This is when George started in his current job role of Apprentice Radiotherapy Engineer at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust in Manchester. He chose the Apprenticeship route as he wanted to ensure he learned both academic, but also practical, skills including how to effectively use hand tools, along with other factors such as fault finding and other work based skills.
Both George’s parents have worked in the NHS and he says the feeling of helping others, makes for a much more rewarding career than standard engineering. Whilst attending college on a day release basis, George has been working alongside more qualified engineers at the Christie, gaining valuable experience and working on a range of equipment. To read the full story click here
The first ever apprentice at Bradford Teaching Hospitals joined the trust in September 2016, and is studying for a BSc in Healthcare Science (Clinical Engineering) at the University of the West of England while learning on the job.
“I really enjoy working as part of the team at the Trust and the work I do complements what I’m learning on my course. My colleagues have been a big help and often read over my assignment work and I also get a day-and-a-half each week to study. “However, I do do nine hour days at work on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays!”
“I would urge any girls looking at a career in engineering to go for it. The great thing about engineering is that there are many different types. Applying to be an engineer at the Trust was one of the best decisions I have ever made!" To read the full story click here.
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