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Pre-registration Pharmacy Technician

NHS England Apprenticeships
Competitive salary
Closing date
20 Jun 2023

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Job summary

We are looking for enthusiastic, motivated people who are looking for a career in pharmacy.

Pharmacy Technicians are key members of the pharmacy and multidisciplinary team, engaging with patients and liaising with other healthcare professionals.

Careers in pharmacy, post registration could include medicine reconciliation roles, procurement of medication roles, Information Technology, aseptic dispensing, homecare services , education and training, quality control and operational management.

Main duties of the job

Training is based on a two year programme leading to a Level 3 Diploma in the Principles and Practice for Pharmacy Technicians qualification. You will be required to attend college one day a week via distance learning/ in person, and in the workplace you will undertake a comprehensive in-house training programme provided by our own pharmacy team. You will also have some agreed study time to carry out "off the job training". There is an expectation for the student to undertake some study at home out of working hours. Progression from year one to year two of the course is dependent on successful completion of all assignments and assessments set in year one. This post holder will be based at Walsall hospital for the length of the training.

Trainee Pharmacy technician applying for posts for this September 2023 must meet the entry qualification criteria

About us

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust is an integrated Trust and the only provider of NHS acute care in Walsall, serving a population of 286,700, providing inpatient and outpatient services at the Manor Hospital as well as a wide range of services in the community. Walsall Manor houses the full range of district general hospital services under one roof. The £170 million development was completed in 2010 and the continued upgrading of existing areas ensures the Trust now has a state-of-the-art Critical Care Unit, Neonatal Unit, Obstetric Theatre, and Integrated Assessment Unit facilities. Work is also well underway on its multi-million pound new Urgent and Emergency Care Centre which will house a new Emergency Department (including Children's Emergency Department), co-located Paediatric Assessment Unit, Acute Medical Unit and Urgent Care Centre. This is scheduled for completion this year.

We would particularly welcome applications from people from a BME background and people with a disability as these groups are currently under-represented at senior level. We value diversity within our Trust and are working to achieve equality in our recruitment.

We support flexible working for all employees and prospective applicants.

Any settled workers meeting the requirements must be offered the position in preference to any non-resident candidates meeting the requirements, unless the role falls under a PhD-level code, in which case sponsorship may be attained.

Date posted

09 June 2023

Pay scheme



Depending on experience (£19317.20 in Year 1) (£20687 in Year 2) per annum




24 months

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Job locations

Walsall HealthcareTrust

Moat Road




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