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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 11/08/2021.

Pre-registration Trainee Pharmacy Technician

Job Reference: 192-CD-21-0799

Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust
£16,909 per annum

Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust

Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust was rated good by the Care Quality Commission in its recent inspection report published in January 2020.

The Trust is committed to driving excellence in care for patients and communities, through its five-year strategy ‘Working Together’. In support of its strategy, in July 2020, the Trust became a university hospital, and will work to drive benefits for patients, colleagues and the local community by embedding research, education and training across the organisation.

The Trust’s main hub is the Queen Alexandra Hospital, which started life more than a century ago as a military hospital. Today it is one of the largest, modern hospitals on the south coast, with 1,200 beds housed in light, bright, infection resistant, en-suite wards. With a turnover of close to £600m, the Trust provides comprehensive secondary care and specialist services to a local population of 675,000 people across South East Hampshire. Some tertiary services are provided to a wider catchment in excess of two million people. The Trust employs over 7,300 staff and is the largest employer in Portsmouth.

We welcome and encourage applications from individuals from diverse backgrounds. We recognise the value that a diverse workforce has in initiating fresh ideas and the contribution to delivering excellence for our patients, their families and carers.

Pre-registration Trainee Pharmacy Technician

Are you looking to pursue or progress a career in pharmacy? Are you interested in training for a new qualification whilst still earning a wage? Here at PHU we are looking for enthusiastic, hard working individuals with organisation and communication skills, to train as Pre-registration Trainee Pharmacy Technicians (PTPT) in a nationally approved and recognised apprenticeship.

This is an extensive training programme that will provide you will the necessary skills, knowledge and experience in all aspects of pharmacy services including dispensary, distribution, medicines management, aseptics and procurement. Training is delivered within the workplace by our compassionate and experienced multi-skilled team, ensuring you receive the support you need to qualify as a competent and confident pharmacy technician.

By taking on this role you must be prepared to commit to study at home and meet the agreed deadlines for assignments set by the college. In return we will commit to providing you with protected study time and the resources you need to complete the apprenticeship in an inclusive, forward thinking environment.

Completion of the course will enable you to apply for registration as a Pharmacy Technician with the General Pharmaceutical Council. The applicant must have a minimum of 5 GCSEs grades A-C including maths, science and English or equivalent i.e. functional skills in maths and English, and level 2 BTEC in applied science.


Closing Date is 11th August 2021

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