Modern Apprenticeship – Biomedical Support Worker

Job reference: 083933

Location: Various

Job closing date: 25/01/2022

Job posted date: 07/01/2022

Salary: Band 3 (£21,709 - £23,603)

Employment type: Permanent

Job Type: Healthcare Sciences

Hours of work: 37.5

Department: Lab Medicine, Blood Science

Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Lothian

Job Title: Modern Apprenticeship – Biomedical Support Worker

Grade: Band 3 – Annex U

Location: St Johns Hospital and Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

Contract Duration: Permanent

Hours:  Full Time      

Closing Date: Tuesday 25th January 2022

We are delighted to announce we are recruiting to this Band 3 Biomedical Support Worker role, which is based within NHS Lothian Department of Laboratory Medicine.  The duration of the Modern Apprenticeship programme within the Department of Laboratory Medicine is two years. During this time the apprentice will be based in the reception areas of one of the blood science laboratories and will work as a member of NHS Lothian Blood Science team. The apprentice will be trained and supported to undertake pre analytical duties within the laboratory.

The apprentice will also be expected to attend the School of Health, Science and Technology on a day release basis to work towards a Higher National Certificate in Applied Science and a vocational qualificationThe successful candidate(s) will be paid at 70% of band 3 in year 1 and 75% in year 2, on completion of training they will be paid as per the band 3 salary scale.

We are recruiting to this post based on your potential to contribute to our high quality patient care as well as demonstration of personal values aligned to those of our organisation: NHS Lothian Values

To be considered for the Modern Apprenticeship programme candidates must be between 16-24yrs of age (or to the age of 29 if you have a disability or care experienced) and hold:

Chemistry & Biology at Higher Level C or above &

Maths at National Level 5 c or above


NC Applied Science Level 6

In addition to this we are also interested in your values, attitude and ability to learn and how this will enable you to become a valued member of our team.  The answers to our Assessment Questions are therefore extremely important and should reflect how you feel you match our desire for enthusiastic and dynamic people who demonstrate a can-do attitude.  Please note that your CV will not be considered as part of the application process.

Please read all attachments to this advert in full as this gives you helpful information on how to complete the application form as well as what is expected within a Modern Apprenticeship Role.

If you believe you have the potential to help us deliver world class healthcare and want to start to develop your career we would love you to apply.

The recruitment process will consist of various stages, all of which are mandatory,and will all be undertaken on-line and via MSTeams:

4th February 2022

Information Session to be held via MSTeams  1000 - 1130

4th & 7th February 2022

Online Assessment

15th February 2022

Group Interview via MSTeams

16th & 17th February 2022

One to One Interview – Comely Bank Centre, Edinburgh

18th February 2022

Online Survey

Candidates who are successful in interview will be expected to start in NHS Lothian on Monday 28th March 2022; we are not able to alter this date.


The closing date for this job has now passed.