The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

NAW2021 - Meet our apprentices: Elliot Rollings

11 February 2021

National Apprenticeship Week is here! We are meeting some of our own apprentices this week to hear about their experiences on programmes here in Leeds and how they are building their future.

 

1. Introduce yourself!

My name is Elliot Rollings and I am 20 years old. I am doing the Medical Engineering Level 4 Apprenticeship which lasts two years.

2. Why did you choose that specific apprenticeship?

I’ve always had a passion for engineering and have always wanted to work within the NHS to make a positive difference to the lives of people who require medical care.

3. Was there any decision between the apprenticeship route and any other route? E.g. university etc

I was always interested in the apprenticeship route as you gain the skills, knowledge and experience to do the job and also a qualification at the same time.

4. What has been your proudest achievement on your apprenticeship to date?

Being signed off to run up a Linear Accelerator.

5. What has work has been like since the COVID-19 outbreak and how has your work changed because of it?

Since the Covid-19 outbreak the work we are doing hasn’t changed, however we must adhere to the Covid-19 social distancing rules which include staying two metres apart, wearing masks etc.

6. How do you see your apprenticeship helping you in your career progression?

After completing the apprenticeship I hope to gain a Band 4 position within the Engineering department and also progress onto the Level 6 Apprenticeship and a Band 6 position.

7. What would your advice be to anyone thinking about doing an apprenticeship?

It is a great opportunity to get a job in the industry you’re interested in. You get to do the job, earn a qualification and also get paid a salary.

 

For more information about an apprenticeships, email us at leedsth-tr.OrgLearnGetIn@nhs.net and a member of our team will get in touch.