Pre-Registration Pharmacy Technician

Manchester University
Manchester University Foundation Trust, Manchester
Competitive salary
28 Apr 2021
07 May 2021
Role Type
Start Date
Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 25,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of ten hospitals across seven separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.

We are the main provider of hospital care to approximately 750,000 people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. We are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology Cancer, Paediatrics, Women's Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.

Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:
  • Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
  • Attracts, develops and retains great people
  • Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider.

The role of the Pharmacy Technician is rapidly changing to extend their input into all areas of pharmacy services, and they are vital in ensuring the pharmacy department provides an efficient patient focused timely and cost-effective service to wards and departments.
  • Are you looking for a rewarding and challenging career that enables you to earn, while working towards professional qualifications and registration?
  • Do you want the opportunity to work in a busy department committed to providing a quality service?
  • Are you an enthusiastic, reliable, motivated individual who is willing to learn new skills with a desire to succeed?
  • Do you want a role within a hospital pharmacy with an outstanding record of successful Pre-Registration Pharmacy Technician training across multiple specialties within a multidisciplinary team?

.........This could be the opportunity you have been waiting for.

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust is a leading integrated health, teaching, research and innovation campus in the thriving city region of Manchester. We offer a unique range of services to the North West, treating and managing the simplest to the most complex conditions and diseases. Therefore, recruiting the best talent to fulfil this role is really important to us.

The Pre-Registration Pharmacy Technician training program at MFT gives students the opportunity to rotate through all specialist areas giving a breadth of knowledge and understanding designed to enhance the learning experience.

We are looking to recruit six highly motivated and enthusiastic Pre-Registration Pharmacy Technicians (PTPTs) to join our friendly team and complete our exceptional training programme. The successful candidates will complete the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in the Principles and Practice for Pharmacy Technicians.

You will work across a number of sites within the Trust, including Oxford Road Campus, Wythenshawe Hospital and Trafford Hospital. PTPTs will rotate through a wide range of specialisms with the support of and guidance of experienced teams in order that you will gain the necessary skills, knowledge and behaviors associated with working in a progressive department.

PTPTs will be enrolled with a local Further Education Provider to undertake taught learning, alongside training within the workplace. PTPTs will be allocated study time within the workplace to support timely completion of the training, but will be required to complete study in your own time .

The position is for a 24-month, fixed term contract (commencing September 2021) full time (37.5 hours per week). PTPTs will support the Pharmacy service by working a seven-day week, which will include extended hours and bank holidays as per the department Rota. PTPT Apprentices will be paid at Band 4 Annex 21.

Applicants must:
  • be self-motivated, organised, have good communication skills, be able to study and learn simultaneously, able to manage multiple deadlines and be patient focused individuals.
  • hold a minimum of 5 GCSE's or equivalent grade C or above, including English Language, Mathematics and two Science subjects - one of which must be Chemistry (Dual Science is accepted).
  • ideally have good understanding of the role of a Pharmacy Technician, previous experience of working in a pharmacy would be beneficial although not essential.

Learners must complete year one successfully in order to progress to the second academic year.

Successful completion of the training programme will provide the entry criteria for registration as a registered pharmacy technician with the General Pharmaceutical Council.

  • GCSE or equivalent certificates and photographic I.D. will need to be verified prior to the interview in order to progress with the recruitment process.
  • Copies must be uploaded in advance of confirmation of any interview offer. If shortlisted, you will receive an email address to which all certificates and ID must be sent along with further information about the interview process.
  • Interviews will take place on Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th May 2021 and will be held remotely using a video conferencing tool. Candidates must be able to access the interview via this route.

Applicants must be able to commence in post September 2021.

These posts are highly sought after, therefore, early application is strongly recommended.

For further information please contact Tracey McLaren, Group Chief Pharmacy Technician ( or Jeannette Adrian, Operational Lead ORC (

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameJeannette AdrianJob titleOperational Lead ORCEmail addressJeannette.Adrian@mft.nhs.ukTelephone number0161 701 1200Additional contact information

2nd contact:

Tracey McLaren

Group Chief Pharmacy Technician - MFT

0161 746 2517


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We may decide to close this vacancy earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.

Trust policy requires that the cost of submitting & processing the successful applicant/s DBS application be recovered via salary deduction in the first 3 months following start in post. The amount of £29.50(standard disclosure) or £47.50 (enhanced disclosure) If you wish to withdraw once a DBS application has commenced you will be still liable for payment.

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post.

We welcome applicants from the Armed Forces Community.

Please be aware that all roles at MFT(except Medical and Dental posts) are subject to a probationary period.

If you have any personal requirements that will enable you to participate in our recruitment process please contact a member of the Recruitment Services by phone on 0161 276 6198.

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