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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 01/12/2020.

Pre-registration Trainee Pharmacy Technician (PTPT)

Job Reference: 384-CO-EMF7133

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust
384 495590 Pharmacy Rotational Staff
Guildford, Surrey
£16,909 - £18,117 per annum

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust is a friendly, supportive, busy but welcoming acute and community Trust that is ambitious about developing our services and your career.

Our compassionate, caring and friendly colleagues make up our Royal Surrey family and are at the heart of what we do. We all have a passion for learning, continuous improvement and excelling together through innovation, research and development. There are over 4,500 members of our Royal Surrey family.

We are clinically led and provide joined up care by bridging the gap between hospital and community services alongside regional specialist cancer care. Our main acute hospital site is in Guildford with community hospital sites at Milford, Haslemere and Cranleigh. We provide adult community health services in the community and homes across Guildford and Waverley.

We have received an overall ‘Good’ rating from the CQC, with our Maternity services deemed 'Outstanding'. We also received a rating of 'Outstanding' for medical care and end of life care. We are investing in our colleagues through our new health and wellbeing programme and a commitment to supporting professional development as well as investing more than £45 million in our physical environment and new equipment in the next few years.

There has never been a better time to join us.

Pre-registration Trainee Pharmacy Technician (PTPT)

SALARY: Annex 21 of Band 4

HOURS: 37.5 hours per week 

2-year fixed term contract starting February 2021 (3 posts)

Qualified rate is £21,892 - £24,157 per annum  

Year one salary is 70% of the pay band maximum of the qualified rate, i.e. 70% of £24,157 per annum which equates to £16,909 per annum (at current rates)

Year two salary is 75% of the pay band maximum of the qualified rate i.e. 75% of £24,157 per annum which equates to £18,117 per annum (at current rates)

Have you considered working in Pharmacy? Or perhaps earning a wage whilst gaining a qualification? If the answer is yes then we can offer you the chance to study towards a rewarding career as a Pharmacy Technician.

The Pharmacy Department at Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust have three vacancies for enthusiastic, hardworking individuals with good organisation and communication skills to train as apprentice pre-registration trainee pharmacy technicians. 

Within a department committed to developing and extending the roles of Pharmacy Technicians, this full time two year training programme leads to completing the qualification enabling you to register as a Pharmacy Technician with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC). The successful candidates will study towards the Pharmacy Advanced (Level 3) Apprenticeship.

Within the workplace, you will rotate through areas of the pharmacy department, working alongside our friendly and experienced team. You will have the opportunity to gain practical experience in dispensing, distribution and ordering and being part of the medicines management team on the wards (20% off-the-job training time will be provided). This will include undertaking regular assessments of competence in various areas of the pharmacy which will count towards the final qualifications.

A minimum of five GCSEs (or equivalent) at Grade A-C* including Mathematics, English Language and two Science subjects is required. *Please note you will need to bring certification evidence and copies of these to interview. We cannot interview you without these. 

Please note apprenticeship rules and eligibility criteria will apply to this post.  

For further information or for an informal discussion please contact Chloe Bolt (Lead Pharmacy Technician – Operational Training and Apprenticeship) on 01483 571122 ext: 4201 or email (PLEASE DO NOT EMAIL CV’S)

If you are interested in applying for this post please use the links below to access the full job description and apply online. Please ensure you have read the ‘Criteria for fulfilment of the PTPT role’ document.

Closing date:            01/12/2020

Interview dates:       TBC


If you are interested in applying for this post please use the links provided to access the full job description/person specification and apply online.

The Trust is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all its employees as well as maintaining a workforce that reflects the diversity of the local communities we serve. In accordance with the Equality Act, we welcome applications from anyone who meets the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy, religion or belief or sexual orientation. Reasonable adjustments to the interview process can also be made for any candidates with a disability.


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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.

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