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Podiatry Apprentice



Applications for this role are now closed.

10th May 2021

Podiatrists are healthcare professionals who specialise in the feet, ankles and legs, providing preventative advice, care, assessment, diagnosis and treatment of a range of lower-limb problems.

Suffolk GP Federation CIC (SGPF) has opportunities for full-time podiatry apprentices to join our innovative and supportive podiatry team. This is a developmental role in which the post-holder will work towards completion of a BSc (Hons) degree in podiatry with the University of London (UEL), and recognition by the Health Care Professions Council, while being employed as a supervised clinician with SGPF. The podiatry apprenticeship is a four-year programme combining work-based learning with mandatory off-the-job study.

Advantages of the apprenticeship include:

  • Earning an increasing salary whilst learning
  • Employer covers university fees
  • On-the-job access to ‘real world’ experience
  • Off-the-job access to UEL learning resources
  • Gain specific graduate level skills
  • Enhanced graduate employability

Applications are invited from motivated individuals who can evidence both the ability to study at a higher education level and also to work effectively within a health-care team delivering high-quality, people-centred care. Applicants will need:

  • Grade C in GCSE English language and mathematics (or equivalent)
  • 3 A Levels (minimum BBB) including biology and chemistry

The academic part of the training will be provided by UEL, and will combine university-based learning, virtual learning and self-directed study. The content mirrors traditional undergraduate BSc (Hons) study. The programme includes the following modules:

  • Professional practice and mental health
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Podiatric practice, pathology, pharmacology
  • Musculo-skeletal assessment and management
  • Clinical reasoning and research methods

On the job learning develops clinical skills in specific areas of practice. For example:

  • Level 4 routine care and core assessment and patient management skills
  • Level 5 musculoskeletal pathology and diabetes care
  • Level 6 complex practice including the high-risk foot and nail surgery

To learn more about podiatry apprenticeship opportunities with SGPF please contact: steve.noble@nhs.net 

Job Description

Closing Date

The closing date for this job offer is on 31/05/2021


Year 1 (60% Band 5 salary)


This job is located in Ipswich

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