Technical Assistant - Band 3

Band 3

Main area
Band 3
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
£16,968 - £19,852 Per Annum
28/06/2018 23:59

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The Wheelchair and Special Seating Repair Service, based at BCE, Bristol, require an enthusiastic Technical Assistant to join our busy Service Repair team. You will be part of one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK, based at the Bristol Centre for Enablement and assisting the team working in the South Gloucester, Bath and Bristol area’s as part of our specialist team undertaking repairs and maintenance to a wide range of mobility equipment.

we can offer you a training contract dependent on your educational requirements, which will be assessed during your induction with the Trust. Our education pathway is an apprenticeship which will typically range from 12-18 months duration, depending on your working pattern and level of study.

The apprenticeship will consist of 4 elements:

  • Initial Assessment
  • Functional Skills (maths and English) – if required
  • Job specific training (both in the workplace and in the classroom)
  • End Point Assessment

At the end of this education pathway, you will achieve a level 2 Apprenticeship

You will undertake a range of tasks as technical assistant, including recycling and safe disposal of equipment, assisting with repairs and refurbishments to mechanical and electrical medical equipment such as wheelchairs, components and batteries. You will also have opportunity to assist in other areas, like deliveries, stock evaluation and process control, as you build up your fund of knowledge about the business.

The apprenticeship starting salary is £14,889 and the starting salary for the fully qualified post is £16,968 - £19,852. Apprentices will progress to the fully qualified salary upon completion of their education pathway. If you hold the relevant qualification for this post, you will move straight to a fully qualified post salary.


    • Will have the ability to work efficiently and methodically under pressure.
    • Be comfortable handling a busy and demanding work load and have a flexible work ethos.
    • Have a sound engineering interest and a desire to further your ambition.
    • Be a good faultfinder, analytical and a problem solver.
    • Have good interpersonal and communication skills.


    • Is for 37.5 hours per week.
    • Attracts Band 3 pay scale
    • Will provide you with a service vehicle during work hours.
    • Has ample free parking at operations site.
    • Offers the full range of excellent NHS benefits.


    • As a budding engineer, you will make a real difference in the community and have the satisfaction of seeing your work provide quality to people’s lives, whilst playing a key role in advancing our 'green initiatives'.
    • It is a unique role that will challenge you, providing a work experience unlike any other.
    • It offers stable job security.

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