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Field Service Trainee - Midlands

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  • You should have a strong interest in technology, problem-solving skills, manual dexterity, communication skills, adaptability, willingness to travel, clean driver's license, self-motivation, attention to detail, and basic IT literacy.
  • You will be assigned to maintain and repair medical equipment in a specific Service Area, receiving on-the-job and official training over a 2-year program. Company provides tools and resources needed for the job.


  • You should have a strong interest in technology and an ambition for a future career in medical equipment Service.
  • You should be a problem-solver by nature, able to think logically to successfully troubleshoot unfamiliar problems.
  • You should be able to demonstrate manual dexterity and fine motor skills, with the ability to take things apart and put them back together again correctly.
  • You should have great written and spoken communication skills, including the ability to communicate bad news in the right way, to build great relationships with your customers (hospital staff).
  • You will have the benefit of a mentor to guide you, but you must have the natural common sense to be able to take good, timely decisions to maintain the safety of yourselves, your colleagues, customers, and patients when required.
  • A career in Field Service entails travelling to different hospitals every day, requiring flexibility around start and finish times, sometimes not knowing ahead of time what your next assignment will be. We are looking for candidates who relish the idea of a role that will bring an unexpected new challenge every day.
  • You must be willing, on occasion, to travel away from home to attend training courses (both within the UK and abroad) for a few days up to two weeks at a time.
  • You will generally be required to drive 0.5-2 hours each way to different hospitals to attend services and breakdowns, further on occasion. A clean driver’s license is essential.
  • You need to be organized and self-motivated, as you will be responsible for managing your own diary to attend on-the-job training, complete admin tasks, study, and online training in a timely manner.
  • High standards, attention to detail and a commitment to quality are a must-have in this highly regulated medical equipment industry where you will be learning to service and repair life-saving medical devices.
  • You should have basic IT literacy. Candidates with advanced IT skills will be viewed favorably.


  • Joining as a Field Service Trainee you will be assigned to a Service Area in the UK to begin a 2-year trainee program with a view to taking a permanent Field Service role at GE on completion. The role is to maintain and repair medical equipment, which may include GE-made equipment, and/or equipment of different vendors, within an assigned Service Area. Joining a team of experienced engineers, you will be assigned to a specific modality/equipment type of different manufactures and will be allocated a mentor to guide you. Your 2-year program will be a combination of official product training at one of our GE training centres, coupled with day-to-day on the job training with current experienced engineers. For those trainees who come to us without any relevant qualifications, you will also undertake a BTEC in Electronics as part of your traineeship. A company car, laptop, phone and toolkit will be provided.


What kind of training will I receive as a Field Service Trainee at GE Healthcare?

As a Field Service Trainee, you will receive world-class manufacturer's training, backed up with hands-on experience, to prepare you for maintaining and servicing medical equipment in hospitals.

What will my responsibilities be as a Field Service Trainee in the Midlands region?

Your responsibilities will include looking after medical equipment in hospitals, ensuring it is operational and assisting in the treatment of patients. You will also be part of a technical team and receive support as you gain experience in the field.

What skills or qualifications do I need to have to apply for the Field Service Trainee position in the Midlands?

While specific qualifications may vary, we are looking for individuals who are eager to learn and have a passion for technical work. Previous experience in a related field or a background in engineering is a plus, but not required.

Will I be working independently as a Field Service Trainee, or will I have a mentor or supervisor to guide me?

As a Field Service Trainee, you will have the support of a great technical team, including mentors and supervisors who will guide you through your training and help you gain the hands-on experience necessary to succeed in the role.

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Every day millions of people feel the impact of our intelligent devices, advanced analytics and artificial intelligence. As a leading global medical technology and digital solutions innovator, GE HealthCare enables clinicians to make faster, more informed decisions through intelligent devices, data analytics, applications and services, supported by its Edison intelligence platform. With over 100 years of healthcare industry experience and around 50,000 employees globally, the company operates at the center of an ecosystem working toward precision health, digitizing healthcare, helping drive productivity and improve outcomes for patients, providers, health systems and researchers around the world. We embrace a culture of respect, transparency, integrity and diversity and we work to create a world where healthcare has no limits.