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Pre-Registration Trainee Pharmacy Technician Apprentice

North East London NHS Foundation Trust
£20,622 to £23,931 per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
25 Nov 2023

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You will learn how to undertake the different duties of a Pharmacy Technician. Prior pharmacy experience is desirable but not essential. Pharmacy technicians undertake a wide range of duties including dispensing and accuracy checking of prescribed items, medicines reconciliation, providing information to patients and other healthcare professionals, and procurement and issue of medicines.

Successful applicants:
  • Will be aged 18+ (no upper limit)
  • Must NOT be in any form of formal government-funded education
  • Can hold a degree but not in the area in which the apprenticeship aligns with the pharmacy framework.
  • You must have 4 GCSEs at grade C (or above) or equivalent to include English, Maths, and 2 science subjects
  • You need to be committed to learning and completing coursework to deadlines.
  • You must be able to work accurately, communicate effectively and be confident to move between teams regularly

You will be required to bring evidence of academic qualifications to the interview.

Main duties of the job

We have one vacancy - with NELFT NHS Trust. You will gain experience in a range of different pharmacy settings.

This is an innovative two-year apprenticeship that allows successful postholders to learn the pharmacy technician role in a range of rotations in NELFT, inpatient wards, community teams, and the dispensary. You will develop new skills and knowledge whilst working with an established pharmacy team, gaining work experience as well as a recognised apprenticeship qualification. Working hours will reflect the opening times for the setting where you are based.

As part of the programme, you will be working towards a level 3 Diploma in Principles and Practice for Pharmacy Technicians. This is a fixed term contract, however, once you have successfully completed the programme you will be offered a permanent contract and will be able to register as a Pharmacy Technician.

About us

Probationary Period

This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

Starting with NELFT

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment. As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focussing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.

COVID-19 Vaccination

We continue to encourage all staff to ensure that they have been double vaccinated and received their booster. We recognise that taking the vaccine provides the best defence against COVID 19 for our patients, our staff and their families.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description and person specification for further details on the vacancy.

Person Specification



  • Putting people first



  • 4 GCSE's including Maths, English and Science



  • Previous Pharmacy experience



  • Ability to work accurately and communicate effectively

Employer details

Employer name

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust


Goodmayes Hospital



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