Apprentice Pre-Registration Trainee Pharmacy Technician

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Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Birmingham Children's Hospital
Competitive salary
17 Nov 2020
27 Nov 2020
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If you are Ambitious, Brave and Compassionate there has never been a more exciting time to join our team. Ambitious and proud to provide world-class care everyone who works at Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust team plays an important role in making our hospitals the incredible places they are. Our vision is to build a world leading team to deliver world class care.

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust are committed to creating the best place to work, where all staff can reach their full potential. We believe in promoting and enhancing inclusion, diversity and equality and welcome and encourage applications from all areas of the community, who meet the criteria for the role, regardless of age, gender, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation. We look forward to receiving your application.

For most roles flexible working may be considered, we would encuorage you to speak to the recruiting manager about this.

Apprentice Pre-Registration Trainee Pharmacy Technician

The Pharmacy Department are looking to recruit One Apprentice Pre-Registration Trainee Pharmacy Technicians.

Pharmacy Technicians are vital members of todays healthcare team and contribute greatly in the supply of medicines and products to patients.

The role is becoming more varied and complex as medicines become increasingly sophisticated. Career opportunities for registered pharmacy technicians once qualified include; Medicines Management, Manufacturing and Aseptics, Quality Control, Education and Training, Information Technology, Procurement, Homecare, Clinical Trials, Medicines Information, Governance and Quality and Operational Management.

The training opportunity is an advanced apprenticeship, which involves 'on the job training' whilst you study to achieve a Level 3 Diploma in the Principles and Practice for Pharmacy Technicians.

On completion of the apprenticeship programme and End Point Assessment (EPA), successful candidates will be able to apply for registration to practice as a Pharmacy Technician with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).

Training and support will be provided by work based assessors and the training provider.

Minimum entry requirements are:-

  • Maths GCSE's at grade B (or above) English and Science (either one at grade B or above and one at grade C or above) and 3 other GCSE's at minimum of grade C.


  • GCSE's: Maths grade C, English, and a Science at grade C (or equivalent and two other GCSE's at grade C

and successful achievement of the Pharmacy service skills Level 2 QCF qualification (or equivalent)

and have been working in the Trust where they are applying for a student technician post for a minimum of 12 months.


  • Three A levelsone of which is a relevant science subject and Maths B (GCSE or equivalent)


  • Degree in science or humanities and Maths B (GCSE or equivalent)

For candidates who have the new numbering system for GCSE's, see equivalent grades below:

  • Where a grade C is required must have 4 or above
  • Where a grade B is required must have 5 or above

Apprenticeship funding rules apply.

If you do not meet the above criteria, you will not be shortlisted.

The training will be based at the Pharmacy department at Birmingham Women's and Children's Hospital, however a flexible working approach will be required as elements of the training will take place at cross sites and at other local hospitals, which will require travelling to independently.

This is a 2 year fixed term full time contract Monday to Friday, successful candidates will be expected to participate in weekend and bank holiday working on a rota basis.

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Salary: Year 1 £16,909 (70% of top scale of Band 4)

Year 2 £18,117 (75% of top scale of Band 4)

Annual Leave: 27 days per year plus Bank Holidays

Closing Date: Thursday 3rd December 2020

Please note: we may close the job early if we experience a high volume of applicants.

You will be notified via email if you are shortlisted.

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th December 2020 and will beheld via ZOOM.

For an informal discussion, please contact Maya Patel on 0121 333 9786 or Saeeda Akhtar on 0121 333 9784.

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