Job Title:
Pre-Registration Pharmacy Technician
Status: Fixed Term- 2 years
Salary: £22,000 per annum, pro rota
FTE: Full Time 37.5 hours per week (minimum of 30 hours per week)
 Location: Practices of Living Well PCN Southampton
 Accountable to: Senior Pharmacy Technician
 Supervision exercised: n/a

For more information please view our Recruitment Pack:Recruitment Pack – Trainee Pharmacy Technician 2023

The Role:

The  Pre-Registration Trainee Pharmacy Technician will build their knowledge and skills by working as a member of the GP Practice Pharmacy Services Team supporting the development and delivery of safe, effective and efficient systems for repeat prescribing, medicines optimisation, reducing medicines waste and maximising patient outcomes. Working alongside the Pharmacy Technicians and Clinical Pharmacists, to contribute to high-quality, cost-effective and safe medicines management. This will include medicines reconciliation post discharge, actioning clinic letters and medication queries from a variety of sources.

There will be a 13 week placement (which may be split into smaller sections) in community pharmacy, this will be with Everett’s Pharmacy (branch to be confirmed but will be local and confirmed at interview). During this placement the candidate will gain knowledge stock management, over the counter product counselling and develop their dispensing and accuracy checking skills.

The Candidate:

The candidate will be required to undertake the Certificate of Higher Education in Pharmacy Technician Practice. You will be supported by an educational supervisor.

Trainee who successfully complete the 2-year apprenticeship will be eligible to register with the General Pharmaceutical Council and practice as a registered pharmacy technician. Although every effort will be made to provide a substantive position at the end of the training period, this cannot be guaranteed.

As a candidate you will need to have a minimum of 4 GCSEs A* – C (9-4) or equivalent. These must include Maths, English and Science.

Experience in General Practice working with EMIS and Docman would be desirable but not essential. What is essential is a great attitude towards learning and continued development, embracing change, and an enjoyment of processes. You demonstrate the ability to work within a dynamic team and manage a challenging work load.

What we can offer you!

  • 5 weeks holiday pro rata PLUS bank holidays
  • NHS pension scheme membership with a 14.38% employer contribution rate
  • Employee Wellbeing initiatives
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Monthly employee award
  • Investment in developing your skills and progression opportunities, across the Partnership
  • First consideration for other internal recruitment opportunities

To apply

  • Provide an up to date CV and a supporting cover letter detailing how you meet the requirements of the role
  • Please specify what hours you are interested in
  • Applications are to be e-mailed to

Thank you for your interest and we look forward to hearing from you.

Dave Barclay

Managing Partner (Non-clinical)