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Pre-registration Trainee Pharmacy Technician

NHS England Apprenticeships
Competitive salary
Closing date
15 Jun 2022

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Job summary

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, highly motivated person to study and develop the skills, to become a registered Pharmacy Technician. This is a 2 year fixed term Level 3 Apprenticeship working for Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. You will receive 4 days 'on the job' training in the workplace and 1 day 'off the job' to undertake a distance learning study program to achieve a recognised Level 3 Pharmacy Qualification. Throughout your training you will receive full support from our education team. On successful completion you will be eligible to register with the General Pharmaceutical Council as a Pharmacy Technician.Based at Doncaster Royal Infirmary this is an excellent opportunity to pursue a career as a registered pharmacy professional whilst working in the NHS. The apprenticeship is further supported by the North School of Medicines Optimisation representing Health Education England.

Main duties of the job

To be considered for this apprenticeship you will need to be a highly organised individual, capable of meeting deadlines and working both as part of a team or on your own. Your role whilst based at Doncaster Royal Infirmary will involve working across all sites when required to support your training. Throughout your Pharmacy career you will be expected to demonstrate continuous professional development. The minimum entry requirements are 5 GCSEs at Level 4 or above (or equivalent), these must include English Language, Mathematics and 2 Sciences.

Your apprenticeship will ensure you receive full training and knowledge in order to deliver excellent, safe patient care, whether you are dispensing; using an automated dispensing system, taking part in medicines reconciliation; working within a pharmacy ward based team, or preparing Aseptic products.

About us

Our Pharmacy is a friendly, progressive department. We pride ourselves on our high standards of pharmaceutical input and investment in innovate technologies and professional development to ensure the best possible patient care.

These are exciting times for Pharmacy Technicians, with many role developments taking place across all Healthcare Sectors.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To dispense prescriptions and medicines requisitions for patients, wards and departments of the Trust following standard operating procedures (SOPs) under the supervision of a pharmacy technician.
  • To prepare medicines aseptically or extemporaneously against an approved formulation following SOPS under the supervision of a pharmacy technician.
  • To participate in the operation of efficient stock control and management systems for the various areas within the pharmacy, wards and departments.
  • To participate in the full range of pharmaceutical services at the host NHS Trust.
  • To maintain all necessary records including the use of computer equipment and comply with the Guide to Good Manufacturing Practice and other appropriate documents.
  • To contribute to the smooth running of the department, including where necessary cover for other staff.
  • To maintain a safe systems of work at all times, including the knowledge of and abiding by the fire precautions, departmental and trust safety policies and standard operating procedures.
  • To work at other hospitals when necessary, for training and education purposes.
  • To promote the professional image of pharmacy within the Trust by ensuring the standard of dress and behaviour reflect the professional service offered by the pharmacy department.To adhere at all times to the Learning Agreement.
  • To participate fully in all the learning and study experiences made available via the scheme.

Person Specification



  • 5 GCSE's at level 4 (C) to include Maths, English and 2 Sciences


  • BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Pharmaceutical Science and NVQ Level 2 Pharmacy Service Skills

Organisational Skills


  • Evidence of prioritising tasks
  • Able to follow instructions
  • Attention to detail

Interpersonal Skills


  • Good communication skills and respect the views of others.
  • The ability to demonstrate care, compassion and empathy.
  • Have a positive attitude and take a pride in the work and the organisation.



  • Computer Literate


  • Previous experience working within hospital and/or community pharmacy

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.

Employer details

Employer name

Doncaster & Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS FT


Doncaster Royal Infirmary

Thorne Road



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