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Production Technician

NHS England Apprenticeships
Competitive salary
Closing date
29 May 2022

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Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an ambitious Production Technician to join the Pharmacy team in the Sterile Production Unit, Queens Medical Centre at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (NUH). You will be joining a team of hardworking and dedicated professionals who formulate, prepare and aseptically compound medicines for our most vulnerable patients and external customers. You will be a Registered Science Manufacturing Technician (SMT) or GPhC Registered Pharmacy Technician. If you do not have either of these registrations, training will be provided for you to complete the Science Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship and Level 3 Diploma in the Principles of Aseptic Pharmaceuticals Processing to become a Registered Science Manufacturing Technician. The post holder will be paid a spot salary of £22,000 per annum until this qualification and registration is gained.

Main duties of the job

In addition to the summary below you need to familiarise yourself with the full job description and person specification. This interesting and varied role will require you to process and manufacture a wide range of sterile medicines including Parenteral Nutrition and chemotherapy. The work will be varied and challenging, working to tight deadlines to achieve targets and respond to patient and customer needs. You should be able work under pressure, prioritise and organise workloads and be able to work alone or as part of a bigger team. We are looking for confident self-motivated individuals with excellent IT, communication, problem solving and decision making skills. You will need to be able to work unsupervised in all aspects of sterile batch production, specialist aseptic dispensing activities, clinical trial material preparation, CIVAS activities, cytotoxic reconstitution services and Neonatal, Paediatric and Adult PN, working in a cleanroom environment to manufacture complex medicines in isolators and laminar air flow cabinets.

About us

You'll need to be able to work 37.5 hours over 7 days of the week as required and as the service develops, you may be required to work a shift system. The department offers a weekend and bank holiday service which you will be expected to participate in. If you are a skilled and motivated individual looking for the next career step, then you should consider applying for this role. Due to COVID-19 and the Governments guidance on social distancing your interview may be carried out via Microsoft Teams. If this is the case you will be notified in advance so that if you don't have the app you can download it either on to your phone or computer/laptop.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please carefully read the Job Description and Person Specification documents attached to this advert.

Person Specification



  • Level 2 Qualification in Pharmacy Support Services (including Pharmacy Manufacturing Modules) or an equivalent Pharmacy Production Qualification
  • To demonstrate they can be trained, gain new skills and work to set levels of competency


  • Registered Pharmacy Technician with GPhC OR Registered Science Technician (RSciTech) with Science Council
  • Level 3 Diploma in the Principles of Aseptic Pharmaceuticals Processing
  • Aseptic dispensing course attended, e.g.Aseptic Preparation and Dispensing of Medicines (Leeds University).



  • Some experience in sterile production.
  • Ability to dispense aseptic products accurately following GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) and SOP.


  • Experience in aseptic and chemotherapy production.



  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Empathy with pharmacy customers
  • Professional and approachable
  • Confident & able to inspire confidence in others
  • Can work well on their own or as part of a team.
  • Self-motivated & able to motivate others

Analytical and Judgement Skills


  • Able to assess and minimise risk in production process
  • Positive thinker, problem solver

Planning and organisation skills


  • Manual dexterity to perform detailed technical tasks accurately
  • Able to concentrate for prolonged periods
  • Able to lift trays containing up to 5L of IV fluids.
  • Good IT Skills

Other requirements


  • Conscientious and compassionate.
  • Flexibility - will be required to participate in rostered, flexible shift working, including evenings and weekends and bank holidays.
  • Ability to work accurately under pressure

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

Employer details

Employer name

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts


Queens Medical Centre

Derby Road



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