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NHS Wales - Trainee Clinical Scientists (Rehabilitation Engineering)

Band 6

Main area
Rehabilitation Engineering
Band 6
Fixed Term for 3 years
37.5 Hours per week
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Employing organisations will be one of the Health Boards or Trusts in NHS Wales
NHS Wales Organisation
£26,566 to £35,578 per annum
25/03/2018 23:59

NHS Wales - Trainee Clinical Scientists specialising in Rehabilitation Engineering

Exciting opportunities to use your engineering degree for patient and public benefit

Gain a masters degree and specialist work-based experience through a nationally recognised training programme

Salary range is Band 6 (c. £26,000) on a 3 year fixed term contract

 Healthcare science is one of the most exciting and dynamic areas to work in. Join a unique team who are inspired to apply their exceptional scientific knowledge and skills to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease and the rehabilitation of patients.

The NHS in Wales is offering two salaried post-graduate training programmes for high calibre engineering graduates who are passionate about science, engineering and its role in patient care.

The two training posts in Clinical Engineering will offer the specialism of Rehabilitation Engineering which provides the chance to work closely with patients; providing engineering solutions to their complex needs to enhance their mobility, posture and pressure management.


Applicants must have a 1st or 2.1 either in an undergraduate honours degree or an integrated

master’s degree in engineering. Applicants with a relevant 2.2 honours degree will also be

considered if they have a higher degree in a relevant subject.

 This is a three year post-graduate programme and successful candidates will be employed by an NHS Wales organisation for the duration of their training and will be based in one of the following locations in South Wales:


  • Swansea: Morriston Hosptial, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board
  • Cardiff: Posture & Mobility Centre, Treforest, Cardiff & Vale University Health Board


Trainees are enrolled for a fully funded part time vocational master’s degree, currently provided at King’s College, London. Trainees may be required to rotate through other areas which will involve secondments at other locations. On completion of training, prospects for permanent employment within Wales are excellent. For individuals with aptitude and commitment there are opportunities to progress through the career pathway to Consultant Clinical Scientist. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals who are motivated to pursue their career within Wales.


Informal visits are highly recommended, please email   if you wish to attend an open day in Swansea on 9th March 2018. 


Posts are due to commence in September 2018.


You may apply for up to two specialisms. Your supporting information must be relevant to both specialisms if you chose to apply for more than one.



Interviews will be held on the 30th of April and 1st May at SWALEC Stadium Cardiff


Closing date for applications for all posts: Sunday 25th March 2017.


The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this role

Core principles

Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For further information about these training positions, please contact (Swansea) or (Cardiff)

If you have problems applying, contact

02920 905353