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Preregistration Trainee Pharmacy Technician

NHS England Apprenticeships
Competitive salary
Closing date
6 Dec 2023

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Job summary

The is a two-year fixed term post which will enable the student to train and study for a qualification to register and practice as a registered Pharmacy Technician.The two-year training program leads to a BTEC Level 3 Diploma in the Principles and Practice for Pharmacy Technicians (Integrated Apprenticeship).You will be supported to gain your qualification by either attending university/college as part of a new distance learning scheme and study via a virtual classroom.The successful applicants will also receive full training within the Pharmacy Department at Whittington Hospital and possibly other locations in the wider Integrated Care Organisation.We put a high priority on personal development, and we will give you the support you need to obtain your professional qualifications. Study time may be available during your working week; however, you must be willing to commit to significant study in your own time.Pharmacy Technicians are vital members of today's healthcare team and contribute greatly in the supply of medicines and products to patients whether in hospital or at home.

Applicants must ensure that they meet the entry requirements and the person specification before applying for this role. This apprenticeship (with University of East Anglia) has strict entry requirements for any prospective candidate. They must have the 5 GCSEs (or equivalent). Applicants with certain prior degrees and/or any overseas qualifications will have to provide ENIC conversions.

Main duties of the job

To achieve this qualification you will need to be highly committed. It requires completion of a very thorough and rigorous training program. Over the 24 month training program you will be required to constantly balance the demands of work, study and life and so you will also need to have excellent organisational skills and also be very self-motivated.

You must also complete a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate your learning and skills in practice in accordance with the apprenticeship framework.

Do you have excellent interpersonal and communication skills?

Are you a diligent and enthusiastic individual?

Would you like to help people and support the wider healthcare team to provide excellent pharmacy services to patients in a variety of environments?

This could be your first step into a rewarding, challenging, progressive and lifelong career in pharmacy.

About us

Whittington Health serves a richly diverse population and works hard to ensure that all our services are fair and equally accessible to everyone. Nowhere is this more obvious than in the way we look after our staff. We aim to employ a workforce which is as representative as possible of this population, so we are open to the value of differences in age, disability, gender, marital status, pregnancy and maternity, race, sexual orientation, and religion or belief. The Trust believes that as a public sector organisation we have an obligation to have recruitment, training, promotion and other formal employment policies and procedures that are sensitive to these differences. We think that by doing so, we are better able to treat our patients as well as being a better place to work.

Date posted

27 November 2023

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 4


£19,317.20 to £20,697 a year Band 4 - Annex 21 - (70% in Year 1 and 75% in Year 2)




2 years

Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

Whittington Hospital

Magdala Avenue


N19 5NF


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