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Pre-Registration Pharmacy Technician

NHS England Apprenticeships
United Kingdom
Competitive salary
Closing date
13 Jun 2023

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Job summary

Do you enjoy science and learning new skills? Or do you already work in pharmacy and want a new challenge? Come and join the friendly pharmacy team here at UHBW- Weston, as we have an exciting opportunity to train a pre-registration pharmacy technician.

The successful candidate will undertake an innovative two-year apprenticeship on a fixed-term basis, with rotational placements in a variety of pharmacy settings, to include internal across the UHBW sites and external placements across the local area, to experience all areas of pharmacy. The trust operates a free shuttle bus for staff between Weston and Bristol sites.

Pharmacy technicians are increasingly playing an important role in supporting patients with their medicines, complementing clinical pharmacists in clinical environments. The pharmacy technician workforce is continuing to develop and includes a wide range of duties including dispensing and accuracy checking of prescribed items, providing medication related information to patients and other healthcare professionals and reconciling patients medication. This is a fantastic opportunity to undertake a formal professional qualification whilst learning on the job, equally whilst supporting patients throughout their hospital experience.

Upon successful completion of the 2-year apprenticeship, you will be eligible to register with the GPhC.

Band 4 Annex 21: £25,147 to £27,596 a year earning 70% in Year 1 and 75% in Year 2

Main duties of the job

Main duties will include training to achieve competencies in the following areas: Dispensing, Accuracy Checking, Ordering and Receiving Pharmaceutical Stock, Distribution and working in a clinical patient environment including carrying out Medicines Reconciliation.

Alongside this day to day work you will also get off the job training time to develop the additional skills required to be a pharmacy technician, including understanding medicines regulations and law, increasing but not limited to clinical knowledge on the use of medicines and their mechanism of actions and principals of aseptic manufacture.

Please note there are minimum academic requirements for access to this apprenticeship of 4 GCSE's (or equivalent) A*-C/9-4, which must include Maths, English and Science (certificates will ideally be seen at interview) Candidates must be available to start the post at the beginning of the academic year (September 2023)

We are looking for someone who is motivated, self-driven with good time management skills.

About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds; city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Date posted

26 May 2023

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 4


£25,147 to £27,596 a year Annex 21 May Apply




24 months

Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

Weston General Hospital

Grange Road, Uphill


BS23 4TQ


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