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Apprentice Trainee Pharmacy Technician

NHS England Apprenticeships
Competitive salary
Closing date
5 Dec 2023

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Job summary

University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire (UHCW) is one of the UK's biggest teaching hospitals with over 1000 beds and serving over a million people in the surrounding area. Our close relationship with Warwick Medical School means there is continuous research, development and education to ensure that we are providing the best care possible for our patients whilst our partnership with Virginia Mason Institute based in Seattle is an improvement system implemented as part of our commitment to deliver a world class service. The trust comprises of both UHCW Coventry site and the hospital of St. Cross.

The Pharmacy Technician role is becoming increasingly sought after and varied as medication becomes more sophisticated and technology evolves. Career opportunities for a pharmacy technician post qualification include; medicines management roles, aseptic unit, quality control, training and education, information technology, supplies and procurement, clinical trials, medicines information services, homecare services and operational management.

Main duties of the job

This is an exciting training opportunity to join the UHCW Pharmacy Department combining on the job training and day release at a chosen training provider in order to achieve the following qualification:
  • Level 3 Diploma in the principles and practice for Pharmacy Technicians.

The above qualification is achieved over a 2 year period and will enable you to register as a qualified Pharmacy Technician with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC). Full training will be provided primarily at UHCW, with some rotations taking place at our St. Cross Rugby site.

Our NHS trust boasts a great reputation for patient care, teaching and innovation, providing an exciting and highly satisfying place to work. We are looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our reputable pharmacy team as Apprentice Pre-Registration Trainee Pharmacy Technicians.

This is a 2 year full time fixed term contract working 37.5 hours Monday to Friday including participation in weekend working, bank holiday working, and late nights. Apprenticeship funding rules apply.

The salary for this position is 70 % of a band 4 Technician in the first year rising to 75% of a band 4 Technician in the second year.

***Closing Date: We reserve the right to withdraw this post if we receive a high volume of applications. It is therefore recommended that you apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this highly sought after position***

About us

We are extremely proud of our employees across our hospital sites, with high quality patient care at the heart of everything we do.

Boasting some of the most modern facilities in Western Europe, the Trust is renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation as part of its blossoming reputation as a worldwide leader in healthcare.

We are proud to be recognised as a Pathway to Excellence designated organisation - please click the link for further details about this prestigious award. Pathway To Excellence - University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire (

By joining our exciting journey, you will form part of a passionate, talented team and will be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. There has never been a better time to join our team.

The Trust is committed to building an organisation that makes full use of the talents, skills, experience, and different perspectives available in our diverse society. We want everyone to feel they are respected, valued, can achieve their potential and receive the most appropriate and relevant care. We will create an environment where the equality and human rights principles of fairness, respect, equality, dignity and autonomy are promoted and are part of the organisation's core values.

Date posted

21 November 2023

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 4


£25,147 to £27,596 a year 1st Year @ 70% of band 4, and 2nd year @ 75% of band 4




2 years

Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations


Clifford Bridge Road




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