Kiefer Holmes-Rawson - Medical Engineering Apprentice
Kiefer is a Medical Engineering Apprentice, working across Medical Physics. This includes departments such as Radiation Engineering, Imaging Engineering and different aspects of Clinical Engineering to name a few.
“In a typical day I would run-up a linear accelerator in the radiotherapy department. I would then spend some time completing NVQ Units, and assist in maintenance of medical equipment throughout the day.”
“I chose the NHS because they were offering the type of apprenticeship I wanted to do, with an attractive wage. In an apprenticeship, there is a combination of both work and studying - the workload can build up, but as long as you keep on top of it, you will not have any problems.”
“In my apprenticeship I will gain a B-TEC Level 3 in Electrical/Electronic Engineering and an NVQ Level 3 in Engineering Maintenance. It takes four years to get the qualifications, but you are able to apply for a permanent role 18 months before the end of the four year contract.”
“I chose Leeds Teaching Hospitals because it’s a well-established trust, and has a good attitude towards apprenticeships. In the future I’d like to gain Chartered Engineer status, and then emigrate abroad to warmer climates.”
“Outside of work I like tinkering, as well as completing home projects that I do to try and develop existing and new skills.”