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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 06/01/2021.

Pharmacy technician pre-registration trainee (PTPT)

Job Reference: 839-2832783-HS

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust
Pharmacy technician apprenticeship
Community hospital, Norwich
£18,005 - £19,337 pa

NCH&C is proud to be the first standalone NHS community trust in the UK to achieve an ‘Outstanding’ rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Our focus is on continually improving the quality of care we offer to local people and on improving access to that care, helping people to move seamlessly from one service to another. Praising NCH&C’s “compassionate, inclusive and effective leadership at all levels”, the CQC observed that our staff are well supported to make positive changes and innovations.

We welcome applications from people who share our values and can help us deliver outstanding care in our local community.

Pharmacy Technician Pre-registration Trainee (PTPT) Apprenticeship posts across Norfolk & Waveney area - rotational placements - multiple employers

Are you interested in healthcare and making a difference for patients?

Would you like to study to gain a registered healthcare professional qualification for a rewarding career while you work?

Are you motivated to access a varied career pathway where you can work in a hospital, GP practice, community pharmacy, community services, work in digital healthcare and access many other opportunities?

A unique opportunity has arisen to access the Pharmacy Technician Pre-registration Trainee (PTPT) apprenticeship programme and employment at organisations across Norfolk & Waveney.

Pharmacy Technicians are professional, skilled, knowledgeable and essential members of the pharmacy team who provide person-centred care through dispensing, supply and optimising a person’s medicines to achieve the best outcomes for that person. Find out more about being a pharmacy technician in the Pharmacy Technician Career leaflet.

You will study the Certificate of Higher Education in Pharmacy Technician Practice at the University of East Anglia School of Pharmacy. This is a 2 year programme and you will be released from your place of work to study 1 day a week.

The workplace training programme will involve supervised on the job training with your lead employer and at one or more placement providers. During your training you will apply the knowledge and skills learnt at university and you will become part of the pharmacy team delivering care for patients.

This is a linked grade role opportunity starting at a salary of £18,002. At the end of year 1 following successful completion of mid programme assessments and portfolio you will progress to a higher salary.

In your supporting statement explain why you have the communication and customer service skills to be successful as a pharmacy technician and why you are applying for this post. Prior experience in healthcare or pharmacy dispensing services are helpful but not essential.

State your preference of employer and which location(s) you are able to travel to for work in your supporting statement.

Interview date: 15 January 2021. Start date 15 February 2021.

Be ready to provide documents at interview and successful candidates must supply further documents immediately after interview. Find these documents: passport, driving licence, birth certificate, National Insurance number, referee contact details, right to work (if relevant), GCSE/O Level pass certificates in English, Maths and Science.


Norfolk Community Health and Care (3 posts) - locations Norwich, Cromer/North Walsham, Swaffham

A.B Chemists, Kings Lynn (1 post)

Primary care GP surgeries TBC (6 posts)

Additional employers to be confirmed - Applications for all employers are being processed via Norfolk community health and care.

Placement providers:

A. B Chemists, Kings Lynn

Roundwell Pharmacy, Norwich

Costessey Pharmacy

Additional placement providers to be confirmed.

Interviews will be conducted online, applicants will require access to a computer with video and audio.

For further information contact

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Ceinwen Mannall

Job title Assistant Director, medicines optimisation

Email address

Telephone number 07775 118080

Equal Opportunities - We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion. Additionally, people with disabilities that fall under the Disability Confident Scheme will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post (outlined in the Person Specification). The Trust operates flexible working practices. All sites are Smoke Free.

Immigration Status - Norfolk Community Health & Care NHS Trust is a diverse employer and welcomes all job applications. However, potential applicants should note that although the Trust is registered with the Home Office as a sponsor organisation for migrant workers, this is only against Tier 2 (General) visas. If you are a migrant worker from outside of the European Economic Area and do not already hold a self-gained right to work, we recommend you check the Home Office eligibility requirements before making an application.

Redeployment - Please note that in the first instance priority for this vacancy will be given to NCH&C staff who are on the Trusts Redeployment Register.

DBS - If this post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and you are not a current employee of Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust or being recruited as an Apprentice then the cost of the DBS check will be automatically removed from your first month’s salary. However if you are registered with the update service this may not be required.

Closing and Interview Dates -This vacancy may close early if sufficient applicants are received.

Data Protection - A privacy notice detailing how we will handle your data is attached to this advert as a document. Your application will be transferred to our recruitment management system (Trac) once the advert has closed and you will receive notification then detailing how Trac will handle your data.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 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

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