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Pre-Registration Pharmacy Technician (Apprentice Pharmacy Technician)

NHS England Apprenticeships
Competitive salary
Closing date
7 Dec 2023

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Job summary

Are you interested in a rewarding new career in pharmacy? The Pre-Registration Trainee Pharmacy Technician (PTPT) programme allows you to earn whilst training to achieve a nationally recognised qualification.

Supported by a respected and inclusive pharmacy team our PTPTs gain practical experience and develop knowledge, skills and behaviours in dispensary, pharmacy stores and on the hospital wards. This is whilst undertaking a distance learning apprenticeship delivered by an external education provider. Once completed, PTPTs are eligible to register as a Pharmacy Technician with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).

The post is a 2-year fixed term, full-time contract of 37.5 hours a week with a weekend rota (approximately 1 in 8 weekends) and a bank holiday commitment.

Candidates must be eligible for an apprenticeship to apply for the role.

Permanent employment is not guaranteed at the end of the training programme contract but once registered as a Pharmacy Technician with the GPhC, you can apply for pharmacy technician roles nationally.

For information about apprenticeships visit: Become an apprentice - GOV.UK (

For information about pharmacy technicians visit: Pharmacy technician education and training | General Pharmaceutical Council ( or Pharmacy technician | Health Careers

Candidates must be available to start week commencing 19th February 2024.

Main duties of the job

Applicants will;
  • need FOUR GCSEs grade C/level 4 or above including English language, Maths and at least one Science (or equivalent)
  • have good communication skills
  • be eager and able to study, learn and work simultaneously
  • be able to manage multiple deadlines

Pharmacy experience from any background is desired and encouraged but is not essential as full training will be given.

Overseas qualifications are assessed on a case-by-case basis and all overseas applicants must have obtained a 'Statement of Compatibility' of their overseas qualifications from the UK National Information Centre for the recognition and evaluation of international qualifications and skill UK ENIC (formally NARIC)

Successful candidates will need to be hardworking, motivated, and dedicated to achieving the qualification as it requires self-driven learning in your own time and during allocated study time.

About us

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust (SFT) is an innovative hospital with a proud heritage and over 250 years of experience behind us. Here we're driven to deliver an outstanding experience for everyone and have been well regarded for the quality of care and treatment we continue to provide for our patients and also our staff.

We are an acute Trust, rated "Good" by the CQC, with a track record of high performance providing regional and super regional specialist services such as: Burns, Plastics & Reconstructive Surgery, Wessex Regional Genetics Laboratory, Wessex Rehabilitation, Spires Cleft Centre and the Duke of Cornwall Spinal Treatment Centre. We have aroundt 470 beds and employ over 4000 staff.

We support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. We believe working here is rewarding. You can access a range of NHS discounts, receive a minimum of 35 days paid holiday inclusive of bank holidays (pro rata) and we offer a generous pension scheme. On-site benefits include car parking (fee applies), leisure centre, day nursery and holiday play scheme.

Salisbury is an attractive place to live and work and really gives you the best of everything: easy access to London and local airports, the city of Southampton is only a short train or car journey away, Bournemouth is also accessible. Don't just take our word for it, why not explore what Salisbury has to offer by visiting

Date posted

29 November 2023

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 4


£20,319 to £20,697 a year (70% of top of Band 4 salary for Year 1, 75% for Year 2)




2 years

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Reference number


Job locations

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust

Odstock Road




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