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Apprentice Pre-Registration Pharmacy Technician

Please Note: The application deadline for this vacancy has now passed.

Role Summary

Successful candidates will rotate through the Pharmacy department, learning the various roles carried out by Pharmacy Technicians including:

  • Labelling, dispensing and final accuracy checking of prescriptions
  • Receiving and Issuing prescriptions
  • Aseptic services
  • Providing excellent customer care and maintaining confidentiality while dealing with patients and staff
  • Ward based duties, including Medicines Management and Optimisation to ensure safe medicine use

About the Role

For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.

More detail about the role

This post provides a unique opportunity to join the Pharmacy team at the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and provides an excellent opportunity to gain the necessary skills and knowledge to become a fully qualified Pharmacy Technician.

Pre-registration Pharmacy Technicians are essential to the continuing development of the Pharmacy team, and applications are invited from enthusiastic, hardworking, self-motivated people with good written and verbal communication skills. Previous pharmacy or customer service experience would be an advantage but not essential as full training will be provided.

This is a two year fixed term apprenticeship which includes working in the Hospital Pharmacy and day release (online remote learning) at college leading to a Level 3 qualification. (Diploma in the Principles and Practice for Pharmacy Technicians). This is a nationally recognised qualification, which on completion will allow you to register as a Pharmacy Technician with The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC). 

You will be placed on a Band 2 salary for Year 1 (£22,383 per annum pro rata) and then move to a Band 3 salary for Year 2 (£22,816 per annum pro rata).

Apprenticeship will commence on 9th September 2024.

Working Pattern: 37.5 hours per week. Requirement to participate in 7 day working to include late duties, bank holidays and weekend working.

Interview Date: Thursday 20th June 2024

For further information please contact Beverley Taylor; Lead Technician for Education and Training on 01392 403406 or

This is a fixed term contract for 24 months. For current NHS employees this post could be a secondment opportunity.

As an inclusive employer, the Royal Devon values diversity and is committed to creating a culture of inclusivity where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential. We believe in fostering a sense of belonging and actively encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds, cultures, and abilities. We recognise the advantages of having a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.

Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.

About Us

Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford). Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within people’s own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.

Our values are at the heart of everything we do, click here to find out more

It has never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as you will help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.


Looking after you is important to us.

We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.

If you are starting out in the NHS, you’ll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 33 days plus bank holidays.

You will benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.

This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we will help you get there.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You will have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers. You will also have access to other benefits including:

  • National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.
  • Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter
  • Car lease schemes.
  • The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).
  • Cycle to work scheme

These are just a few of the benefits available – if the role is something you are interested in, we would love to hear from you.

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