Pre-Reg Trainee Pharmacy Technician - Band 4 (Annex U)

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Ashford and St. Peter'
Lyne Chertsey KT16 0PZ UK
Competitive salary
30 Apr 2021
10 May 2021
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Our vision at Ashford & St Peter's is to provide an outstanding experience and outcomes for patients and staff.

There has never been a better time to join us in the NHS at Ashford & St Peters Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. We provide acute and planned inpatient and outpatient care for our local community with a strong commitment to staff health and wellbeing. We are committed to providing continuous professional development, staff benefits and flexibility to shape our workforce around our patient care.

Pre-registration trainee pharmacy technician Apprentices

We are the largest provider of acute hospital services in Surrey, serving a population of more than 410,000 people in the boroughs of Runnymede, Spelthorne, Woking and parts of Elmbridge, Hounslow, Surrey Heath and beyond.

The Trust provides a whole range of services across its two main hospital sites in Surrey - Ashford Hospital, and St Peter's Hospital in Chertsey and supported by specialist clinics in the community.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for TWO Apprentice Pre-registration trainee pharmacy technicians within our friendly department at Ashford & St Peters NHS Foundation Trust.

If you have the ability to work using your own initiative, have good communication skills and can provide a high quality service to our patients this is the job for you!

We are looking for individuals with a passion to learn and develop, that are able to work under pressure whilst ensuring a high level of accuracy.

The successful candidates will work in the department on a rotational basis through Dispensary, Distribution, Procurement and wards.

Our department is committed to Education and Training and you will be encouraged to develop your skills in all aspects of hospital pharmacy practice in our busy department and provide support to others in training.

You will be supported to do the BTEC Level 3 Integrated Diploma in the Principles and Practice for Pharmacy Technicians on a one day a week basis through a college via virtual lessons.

Progression to year 2 of the course is dependent on successful completion of all assessments in year one.

Individuals will need to be highly organised and self-motivated and be capable of meeting multiple deadlines. You must be able to plan your own studies at home and be able to complete the qualification punctually. A significant amount of study must be completed in your own time and you should expect to allocate 10 hours or more each week to this.

You can expect to be involved in all aspects of dispensary duties.

Course entry criteria (Apprenticeship funding rules apply):
    • Applicants should hold 4 GCSE's (or proven equivalent) at grade A*- C / 9-4 to include Mathematics, English Language and two relevant Science subjects or a Double Science .
    • Learners must live and work in England and have been a resident in the EU for a minimum of 3 years
    • Learners must be aged 16 years old or above
    • Learners cannot hold a Level 4 qualification or above, unless the qualification is "materially different" from the Apprenticeship in Pharmacy framework. Any qualifications relating to level 3 and above in pharmacy, nursing or biomedical sciences will have to be assessed in depth for funding eligibility

For further details / informal visits contact: Manjit Paul Tel: 01932 726850 or email

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Where to find us:

Our main sites are Ashford Hospital, TW15 3AA near to Heathrow Airport and St Peter's Hospital, KT16 0RQ which is close to junction 11, M25. We also operate services at Woking Bradley Unit and Milford Hospital. A free shuttle bus service operates between Ashford & St Peter's Hospitals.

Staff Benefits

Flexible working: We want all staff to have a good life/work balance and we will support you to have a working pattern that meets your needs and helps us to provide our services in ways that best suit the needs of our patients.

We are Ofsted registered day nurseries at Ashford and St Peter's sites, catering for children from 3 months to 5 years, and half-term play-schemes for primary school age children, open from 8am to 6pm.

We have car parking on all our sites and a new multi-storey car park on the St Peter's site. We have onsite accommodation in shared flats or houses.

The NHS Pension scheme helps you to build your pension for when you retire. You receive tax relief on the contributions you make while you are working and the Trust makes a financial contribution as well. The NHS pension scheme has benefits that will support you and your family when you retire.

Career pathways: we support our staff to develop their careers and will ensure that you can access support, training and development to progress and fulfil your potential at ASPH

Find our more in our Guide for Applicants.

Coronavirus update:

We are reviewing our recruitment and on-boarding processes on a regular basis to ensure we are following the guidelines from Public Health England (PHE). Interviews will be virtual wherever possible.

After applying via NHS Jobs, your application will be transferred into our third party recruitment system, the HireLab. You will receive an email inviting you to log into the HireLab and you will be able to monitor the progress of your application, pre-employment checks and on-boarding.


Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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