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Introducing the Sonic Training Academy

The Sonic Training Academy offers a unique opportunity to enable you to work with us as an apprentice and complete the required training to become a Biomedical Scientist.

The apprenticeship model allows you to work and earn a salary whilst studying part time to complete an IBMS accredited degree in Biomedical Science. Upon graduation you will be eligible to apply for HCPC registration as a Biomedical Scientist.

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About the Academy

The Academy is an initiative started by Sonic Healthcare UK to address the shortfall in experienced biomedical scientists.

We are committed to a ‘grow your own’ workforce strategy which develops staff from the ground and supports them through their career with us. The Training Academy is aimed at supporting college leavers through the necessary qualifications and training to become a proficient Biomedical Scientist.

The apprenticeship model provides an amazing opportunity for students to ‘earn while they learn’. Trainees get to earn a salary whilst working through a degree that we pay for meaning they graduate with no student debt. Furthermore, the qualification that students are working towards will make further employment opportunities in the healthcare industry much easier to obtain. Learning skills and then directly applying them to day-to-day work really helps people to learn. Our experienced scientists and colleagues at the University of Westminster will be on hand at every turn to help them through their course.

Having four years of experience working in a diagnostic laboratory puts them way ahead of their peers at graduation.

Wendy LeversuchThe Academy Team

I am so pleased to introduce our Sonic Training Academy.

The Training academy is supported by a dedicated and experienced team of trainers who are there to support the trainees every step of the way.

We have a team structure to ensure each trainee has the right support and expertise to call on as they work through their degree.

The academy team sits within our Learning and Development team which I oversee.

Wendy Leversuch
Head of Learning and Development

Information for educational institutions

To support students in making a decision about an apprenticeship, we offer opportunities for outreach days which allow students to come and visit our laboratories and talk to scientists.

Please get in touch if you would like to find out more information.

Contact us at the Sonic Training Academy