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Open Day

If you are interested in our vacancy for an Apprentice Specialist Rehabilitation Engineer come along to one of our Open Day sessions where you will meet the team, find out about the role and try out some of the equipment that we use.

Date: Thursday 15th February 2018

Location: Seminar Room, Therapies Department, Aintree Hospital, Lower Lane, Fazakerley, Liverpool, L9 7AL

Map available here 

Time4pm – 6pm

Email apprenticeships@aintree.nhs.uk with your name and which session you are attending   

The Apprenticeship

The North West Assistive Technology (NWAT) team are looking to attract a motivated, adaptable, compassionate and dedicated individual to join them as an Apprentice Specialist Rehabilitation Engineer supporting patients with disabilities across the North West of England from a base at Aintree hospital.

NWAT is a specialist regional service providing Assistive technology, advice and support to patients with complex needs to enable them to retain greater independence. It serves a population of 6.75 million people in the Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Merseyside, Lancashire, and South Cumbria region.

The team is made up of Medical Consultants, Therapists and Specialist Clinical Engineers based at Aintree hospital. As a key member of the multi-disciplinary team (MDT), the successful applicant will provide specialised assessment and engineering input to the delivery of Assistive Technology based on the specific needs of the client and their environment. You will ensure that complex equipment is installed in accordance with manufacturers recommendation and in alignment with the NHS National Service Specification.

Entry Criteria

You should have Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering, with an advanced mathematics module and a science A ‘level or equivalent. You should have practical experience in an engineering environment and be looking to further develop your career by completing a Clinical Engineering Degree Apprenticeship.

The Apprenticeship Degree

During the time taken to complete the Degree you will have a mentor and a structured development programme to support your role throughout. You would complete the Rehabilitation Pathway and the details are at the following link:


Benefits of working with the NHS alongside improving patients’ lives with assistive technology are:

  • Fully funded £27,000 Clinical Engineering Degree Apprenticeship
  • Starting salary of £16,968 with a salary escalator during the degree
  • 27 day annual leave in addition to eight Bank Holidays
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