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Trainee Pharmacy Technician Apprenticeship

Posted: 15 Oct 2020 Closes: 13 Nov 2020
Cambridge, United Kingdom £18,005 to £19,337 pa
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Trainee Pharmacy Technician Apprenticeship

Job Reference: 175-2021-2-PH2398

Employer: Department: Pharmacy Location: Royal Papworth Hospital, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Papworth Road, Cambridge Salary: £18,005 to £19,337 pa

As the largest and leading specialist cardiothoracic hospital in the UK, Royal Papworth Hospital is dedicated to providing patients with the best possible care through the excellence of our caring staff. We are located in a bespoke, purpose-built hospital on the world-class Cambridge Biomedical Campus, with administrative services based in Huntingdon.

In October 2019, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) announced the hospital was 'outstanding' overall and across all five of the CQC domains; safe, caring, effective, responsive, and well-led - this is the first time an NHS hospital trust has achieved an 'outstanding' rating across the five key questions.


Pharmacy Student Technician

Band 2 - £18,005 - £19,337

Full time - 37.5 hours per week

Are you interested in a career in Pharmacy? Are you looking for a new challenge? Then our exciting post could be just what you are looking for!

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our friendly team at Royal Papworth Hospital who has an interest in a career in pharmacy. We are looking for somebody who is committed to their own development and able to work as part of a team. The successful candidate will require a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent), which must include Maths, English Language and TWO science subjects of which one MUST be Chemistry (dual science award accepted)

Candidates who possess a Level 4 or above qualification may not be eligible for apprenticeship funding and therefore may be required to self-fund the educational component of the course.

You must be willing to commit to a significant amount of study in your own time. This opportunity will allow the successful candidate to train over a 27 month period and collect evidence to obtain the Level 3 Pharmacy Technician (Integrated) apprenticeship.

You will be given the opportunity to work under the supervision of a team of experienced pharmacy professionals who will support you in gaining the relevant skills and knowledge to become a successful Pharmacy Technician.

Our team provides clinical pharmacy and medicines supply services across the Trust. Pharmacy team members are valued members of the multidisciplinary teams.

We aim to provide a pharmacy and medicines optimisation service which works collaboratively and compassionately with all services and service users to provide integrated, high quality, person centered pharmacy care and services to all.

The successful candidate will be expected to start in January 2021 on a fixed term contract for 27 months.

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity and would like more information regarding the role and the department please contact Noelene Lansdale Principal Pharmacy Technician Clinical Services and Education on 01233 638179 or email

Please see job description and person specification for more details.

A couple of things to note - if you're shortlisted for interview we'll contact you via your NHS jobs account, so please check this regularly. Please provide email addresses wherever possible for your references. Bear in mind that we reserve the right to close a vacancy before the advertised closing date if necessary, so please apply as soon as you can.

We hope you would like to join our team. Good luck with your application.

** We reserve the right to close this vacancy once sufficient applications have been received**

Priority consideration will be given to NHS Employees who have been declared at risk of redundancy.

The support and benefits available to staff include:
NHS Pension Scheme, extensive retail discount scheme, subsidised restaurant, staff recognition and award scheme, membership options at Frank Lee Centre Leisure & Fitness (campus gym), salary sacrifice 'cycle to work' and 'car' scheme, enhanced pay progression for Band 5 nurses, career progression opportunities, flexible working

We welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation. Applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post. The Trust operates job share and flexible working. We are a Smoke Free Hospital.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome (for eligible posts only) 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 Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency 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 Border Agency website.

In submitting an application form you authorise Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS Service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.

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