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Apprentice Pre-Registration Trainee Pharmacy Technician

NHS England Apprenticeships
Competitive salary
Closing date
11 Jun 2023

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Job summary

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust Pharmacy Department is seeking an exceptional candidate to join the team as an apprentice pre-registration pharmacy technician. If you have a keen interest in Maths and Science, and you would like the opportunity to work towards becoming a registered Pharmacy Technician. You may be interested in a two-year apprenticeship training scheme available at the Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust.

Successful candidates will attend College through virtual classroom teaching on a day release basis to undertake the Principles and Practice for Pharmacy Technicians qualification. The post offers 2 years comprehensive training in all aspects of pharmacy services on a rotational basis. Individuals will need to be highly organised and motivated and be capable of meeting multiple deadlines. To be eligible for consideration for a Pre-Registration Trainee Pharmacy Technician interview, you must meet all essential criteria including: GCSEs at Grade 4 or grade C or above, including English Language, Maths and One Science Applicants MUST have the required minimum qualifications and will be asked to email photos of original certificates before interview,(predicted grades for school leavers on official letter headed school/ college paper) and be available for a September 2023 start. For informal enquiries, please email: phone 01709 428145

Main duties of the job

An Apprentice Pre-registration Pharmacy Technician is required to attend teaching at College on a day release basis to work towards completing Principles and Practice for Pharmacy Technicians qualification. This will be completed by undertaking written knowledge assignments working as part of the Pharmacy team in all areas of the Pharmacy department, on a rotation basis. Skills assessments will also be undertaken in each area within pharmacy. These areas are Dispensary, where learning about how to dispense and check medication accurately and safely. Aseptic, this is an area where medications are made under strict clinical guidelines. Medicine Optimisation, this rotation conducted at ward level leaning about patients medication, uses, side effects and supporting patients with their medication. Medicines Information and Governance, this rotation covers policies, procedures and looking in to medication errors and how they can be avoided.

The post offers 2 years comprehensive training in all aspects of pharmacy services and students who successfully complete the 2-year course and associated study will be eligible to register as a Pharmacy Technician with the General

About us

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is a combined acute and community Trust serving a population of over 260,000 with over 4,500 staff. Our vision is to always act the right way and be proud to provide exceptional healthcare to the communities of Rotherham. We are working successfully with partners across South Yorkshire as part of the Integrated Care Board where we are leading and collaborating in several key work streams and service areas, including workforce development. We combine our patient first approach with innovation and care against a backdrop of system working, as encapsulated in our Trust values

AMBITIOUS - We set high standards for the services we deliver. We aim to be an outstanding Trust and we are enthusiastic about delivering excellent health care for our patients.

CARING - We embrace the importance of giving the highest possible quality of care for our patients. We also care for each other as colleagues and for the community, our resources, our environment and our future.

TOGETHER - We value the importance of working together with patients, carers and families to ensure that we provide high quality patient centred care. We are committed to working with partners and stakeholders across Rotherham, South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw to develop sustainable services for the population we serve. Getting the right leaders in the Trust is critical to achieving.

We are committed to diversity and inclusion, for both our patients and our workforce.

Date posted

02 June 2023

Pay scheme



£10,296 a year




24 months

Working pattern

Full-time, Flexible working

Reference number


Job locations

The Rotherham Nhs Foundation Trust

Moorgate Road


South Yorkshire

S60 2UD


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