Biomedical scientist apprenticeship

Carry out a range of laboratory and scientific tests to support the diagnosis and treatment of disease

As a biomedical scientist apprentice, you’ll primarily work in hospital settings, though opportunities may also arise in primary care, public health, and industry. Regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), this role involves conducting various laboratory tests crucial for diagnosing and treating diseases. Your tasks will include investigating medical conditions like cancer, diabetes, and blood disorders, using sophisticated laboratory equipment and techniques. You’ll interact with patients, healthcare professionals, and support staff daily, ensuring accurate test results and effective communication. Throughout the biomedical scientist apprenticeship, you’ll learn to use scientific tools with precision, maintain laboratory equipment, and follow standard procedures. You’ll play a pivotal role in healthcare, providing leadership, and continuously updating your skills to uphold professional standards. Upon completion, you’ll be eligible for HCPC registration and may contribute to research, evidence-based practice, and the development of others in your field. 


Duration: 36 months  

Relevant school subjects: Science 

Entry requirements for the biomedical scientist apprenticeship: Typically A-levels, including at least one science A-level, or completion of the level 4 healthcare science associate apprenticeship 

Achievement upon completion: Level 6 (Degree)—equivalent to a bachelor’s degree  

Potential salary upon completion: £25,650 

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