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Pre-Registration Trainee Pharmacy Technician Apprenticeship

Lewisham and Greenwich
University Hospital, Lewisham, London
Competitive salary
Closing date
3 Dec 2021

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We are seeking dedicated, motivated people to help us provide high quality care to our local communities. In return for your hard work, we offer well-established, structured mentoring and staff development packages to support you in your role.

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third-party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post, you are agreeing to Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are appointed to a post information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system

Pre-Registration Trainee Pharmacy Technician Apprenticeship

We are looking for highly motivated, enthusiastic and hardworking individuals to become part of the pharmacy workforce at Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust.

The post is for a 2-year, fixed term contract for Pre-Registration Trainee Pharmacy Technicians (PTPT) starting in February 2022. The posts will be based either at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woolwich or University Hospital Lewisham. There is a further opportunity for one placement to be integrated between the pharmacy department at Lewisham hospital and the LIMOS team.

Our Pre-registration Pharmacy Technician Apprentices undertake a 2 year distance learning training programme to study towards the Level 3 Diploma in the Principles and Practice for Pharmacy Technicians. This is done under the supervision and support of our established pharmacy training team and you will be supervised by other specialist members of the pharmacy team throughout. The qualification will be a mixture of studying and showing competence within the workplace. One day a week is dedicated towards the study component of the course. All apprenticeship standards will have an end-point assessment. An independent organisation will conduct an independent end-point assessment to ensure all apprentices are following the same standards and are being assessed consistently.

On successful completion of the qualification you will qualify as a Pharmacy Technician and be eligible to register with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) paving the way for a fulfilling and rewarding career..

The post holders will be required to participate in a rotational training programme. These rotations include in-patient dispensary services, outpatient pharmacy placements, ward based medicines management and stores/procurement. Cross-sector training will be given to the LIMOS trainee within the care home/GP sectors. This candidate must also be willing to travel to various off-site locations throughout their training period.

The appointed candidates will need to demonstrate that they are patient focused, have good interpersonal and communication skills, be a quick learner, keen to get involved and be committed to the training programme. The ability to cope with the discipline of studying whilst working as part of a team throughout this busy department is essential; therefore, a professional approach is key.

Applicants require a minimum of 4 GCSEs including Maths and English at grade 4 or C or above and 2 in Science subjects at grade 4 or C. Any applicants that do not have the minimum qualifications will not be short-listed. Apprenticeship entry requirements must be met which means that higher or overseas pharmacy qualifications will mean ineligibility following current government guidance.

Interview date: 17th December 2021

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameLynn CopeJob titleLead Pharmacy Technician Education and TrainingEmail addresslynn.cope@nhs.netTelephone number0208 836 4025 (QEH)Additional contact information

Lynn Cope, Lead Pharmacy Technician Education & Training

0208 836 4025 (QEH)

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For vacancies where a high volume of applications are received, we reserve the right to close the post before the stated closing date. Please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Due to the volume of applications for some posts, it may not be possible for us to contact all applicants with the outcome of the shortlisting. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, you should assume that you have not been successful.

Mandatory vaccination in care homes - from the 11th of November 2021, there is a legal requirement that all staff working in or deployed into a CQC regulated care home must be fully vaccinated (received both doses of a recognised vaccine). If your role is covered by the regulation, you are required to proof of full vaccination as part of your pre-employment checks.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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