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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 30/10/2021.

Apprentice Pre-registration Trainee Pharmacy Technician

Job Reference: 153-MO-9864

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust
University Hospitals Dorset - All Sites
70% of £24,882 pa, rising to 75% of £24,882 in you

We recently went into partnership with Bournemouth University and, with the merger of Poole Hospital and Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospital NHS Foundation Trusts, became University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust this is a really exciting time to join us!

Our ambitious multi-million pound plans to develop our sites are well underway, including developing RBH as the major acute and emergency hospital in East Dorset, PH as the major planned care hospital, and ambitious plans for Christchurch to support on-going patient treatment.

Joining UHD gives you the opportunity to enjoy all that Dorset has to offer. Bournemouth is a vibrant university town , and Poole has a large natural harbour and is perfect for water sports or relaxing at a quayside restaurant.

With both the New Forest and Isle of Purbeck on our doorstep, over 7 miles of stunning sandy beaches and coastal paths, we are located within an area of amazing beauty providing a great place for you to achieve your rewarding work life balance.

We are looking for enthusiastic, reliable, motivated individuals who ideally have some Pharmacy experience, at least 4 GCSEs including Maths, English and Science at Grade C/4 or above or equivalent. Please also see personal specification.

The successful candidate must have good organisational and interpersonal skills, be a team player, able to work individually knowing their own limitations, who is comfortable working within a large department and able to demonstrate that they are committed to a career in Pharmacy. The 2 year post will involve rotating into Dispensary, Stores & Procurement, Community Pharmacy and Ward based working.

At the end of the 2 year contract the student will be expected to have attained:

Certificate of Higher Education in Pharmacy Technician Practice

A considerable amount of additional study will be required in the student’s own time. The successful candidate must have good time management both in work and out of work due to the pressure of undertaking the qualification and being in full time employment. A learning contract must be adhered to at all times.

This post requires participation in the late night, weekend and Bank Holiday rota.

This is a 2 year fixed term contract – starting 21st February 2022
Salary: Year 1 – 70% top of Band 4
Year 2 – 75% Top of Band 4

The post is across the newly merged University Hospital Dorset - you will be asked at interview which site you prefer to work at. For information regarding each site please contact

Base Location: Royal Bournemouth Hospital or Poole Hospital

Interview date: Thursday 11th and Friday 12th November 2021.

It is essential that you provide evidence of your certificates at interview.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Claire Fountain-Barber

Job title: Education and Training Lead Pharmacy Technician

Email address:

Telephone number: 0300 019 6085

Additional contact information:-

Leanne Chetwynd PH Education and Training Lead Pharmacy Technician 0300 019 2043

We believe that having a diverse workforce, and allowing people to be themselves, is essential in ensuring we offer an inclusive, welcoming and productive place to work.

We especially welcome applications from minority groups in the community who may be underrepresented in our workforce.

At UHD our active staff network groups are Black Asian Minority Ethnic Group (BAME), Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Network Group (LGBTQ+), European (EU), Pro Ability Staff Network, and the Armed Forces Support Group.

As a Trust we are proudly signed up to the Disability Confident and Armed Forces Covenant guaranteed interview schemes.

Please note:

Staff recruited are expected to be available to work flexibly across all our Trust locations when service demands require it.

This advert may be removed before the end date if sufficient applications are received.

FAO Internal Candidates: staff employed prior to merger who voluntarily change jobs from now on will be appointed to a UHD contract and terms and conditions.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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