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Pre-Registration Pharmacy Technician

NHS England Apprenticeships
Competitive salary
Closing date
15 Jun 2022

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Job summary

We are looking for enthusiastic, reliable, self-motivated individuals to join our pharmacy team as Pre-registration pharmacy technicians.

Band 4 Annex 21 - Approx: Year 1 £17,417 Year 2 £18,661
  • This is a fixed term (2 year) contract, and the post-holder will attend Trafford College one day each week.
  • To be considered you MUST hold at least four GCSEs at grade C (or above) in English, Mathematics, Chemistry, and another Science or similar qualifications e.g. dual Science (to include Chemistry and Biology or BTEC First Certificate in Science). You must be able to provide theoriginal certificates (or certified copies) of the above at interview.

What this Opportunity means:
  • A two year funded apprenticeship training programme which on successful completion of you will possess a BTEC level 3 Diploma in the Principles and Practice for Pharmacy Technicians and meet the General Pharmaceutical Council requirements for professional registration as a Pharmacy Technician. Following qualification and registration with the General Pharmaceutical Council you will be able to work as a Pharmacy Technician in a wide range of areas wherever medicines are needed.

We are looking to appoint people who are as passionate about good quality patient care as we are.

The Pharmacy Department at The Royal Oldham Hospital has a proven record for consistently producing award winning Pre-registration Pharmacy Technicians and is a fantastic place to start your professional healthcare career.

Main duties of the job

You will be required to train within all areas of Pharmacy which will include clinical ward services, dispensing, patient counselling, clinical trials, aseptic services, homecare and community pharmacy.

You will spend 1 day each week at a Trafford college working towards the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in the Principles and Practice for Pharmacy Technicians Diploma and 4 days gaining work experience within the hospital pharmacy at The Royal Oldham Hospital.

Candidates who possess a Level 4 or above qualification may not beeligible for apprenticeship funding and therefore may be required to self-fund the college course.

You must be willing to commit to a significant amount of study in your own time.

There will be a requirement to participate within a 7 day working pattern this will include late nights, weekends and bank holidays on a rotational basis.

This Role includes a rotation through Salford Royal Hospital licensed Aseptic Unit and The Royal Oldham Aseptic Facility whilst also learning dispensary and clinical ward based tasks. You may be expected to commit to these rotations on both sites.

About us

The Diagnostics and Pharmacy Group is part of the Northern Care Alliance (NCA), one of the largest NHS organisations in the country. A place of science, innovation and transformational thinking, the Diagnostic and Pharmacy Group unites Radiology, Pathology and Pharmacy services across the NCA to create a cooperative group committed to delivering safe, consistent, and high-quality care.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers website:

In line with the Trusts Single Equality Scheme we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, religion, marital status, social back ground or trade union membership.

Person Specification



  • 4 GCSE's A - C Maths, English Language, Chemistry plus one other science (dual science award accepted)



  • Communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team.



  • A basic knowledge of the role of a pharmacy technician

Personal Attributes


  • Enthusiasm and commitment to study for the Pharmacy Technician qualification at a nominated college

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

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Oldham Hspital

Rochdale Road



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