Blackpool firm launches medical engineering apprenticeship

Blackpool-based Atlas | BFW Management has launched a medical engineering apprenticeship based at Victoria Hospital.

The two-year course includes on-the-job training and assessment, and results in a qualification in servicing and maintenance in medical engineering that will allow successful apprentices to be registered with the Register of Clinical Technologists.

It is recognised by the government's Skills Funding Agency and is provided by Medical Room in conjunction with Atlas.

The new apprenticeship programme will allow Atlas to engage future trainee engineers at an early stage and support them down the path through structured learning.

Mike Green, director at the Medical Room, said: "Medical engineering is often seen as being shrouded in mystery. It is one of the essential roles within a clinical environment and it is about the management of risk all of which supports patient safety, which is the main reason for our profession."

Medical engineering is one of the essential roles within a clinical environment.

Ryan Connor from Blackpool is the first to join the scheme and has his sights on becoming a fully qualified medical engineer and clinical technologist. On completion, he will continue his career by applying to the University of England at Bristol for a further three years’ education. Once this is all completed this will then enable Ryan to apply for RCT registration.