Pre-registration Trainee Pharmacy Technicians

Kick start your career in pharmacy

Earn a fantastic wage whilst gaining qualifications

We’re looking for people to train up as Pharmacy Technicians. As a student technician you would get paid a yearly salary and have your training and qualifications paid for. This is a fantastic opportunity to start an amazing career in pharmacy!

The training programme will enable you to experience working in a variety of different pharmaceutical environments, giving you the opportunity to learn about the different areas you could work in when you qualify as a registered pharmacy technician.


The future of Pharmacy in Dorset

Dorset is at the forefront of new models of care and we need pharmacy professionals like you to be part of it.

Our Dorset is a partnership of health and social care organisations working together to deliver integrated care systems. This means we’re at the forefront of innovative working and shaping how pharmacy will work in the future.

Pharmacy professionals have the opportunity to build a career and provide first class care and services to patients in an area with a wealth of varied roles across sectors in our integrated care system.

Why work with us?

What’s in it for you?

  • Working in a county that combines urban and rural communities whilst never being far from the sea.

  • Opportunity to be part of a system wide team

  • Build a career with supportive teams who believe in progression and improvement

  • Opportunity to work in different sectors of pharmacy building a portfolio career.

New exciting opportunities avaliable

On 1 October 2020, the two trusts that ran Poole Hospital and the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals merged to form University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust (UHD), with ambitious plans to improve and transform services for patients.

Learn more about Pharmacy career opportunities in Dorset here:


What we’re looking for

The right people for the right job

Dorset welcomes pharmacy professionals registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council who are enthusiastic about the future of pharmacy and committed to improving the local health economy.

We believe that any pharmacy background can bring valuable experience and new ideas that contributes to forever striving to improve the way we work.

Whatever sector you are currently working in and whichever sector you aspire to work in, you’ll find opportunities here in Dorset with added advantages of stunning beaches, unspoilt countryside and opportunity for a fun and active lifestyle on your doorstep.

Meet the team

Hear from some of our pharmacy team

“The best bit is the journey to work…the train takes me across Poole Harbour and I witness the sunrises and sunsets, birdlife, tide changes  and every season over the second biggest natural harbour in the world”.

Katherine  – Head of Medicines Optimisation, NHS Dorset and Pharmacist Professional Lead for Dorset Integrated Care System

“Local amenities are good, from a DIY shop to local GP’s all on your doorstep, and my passion for sailing now has taken over my spare time! Pharmacy in Dorset is well supported and it is a great place to work”.

Alison – Locum Pharmacist, Weymouth

“I wouldn’t move to any other part of the UK, this is the best place for me and my family. It is like being on holiday every day”.

Gabriella Horvath – Divisional Business Manager, Rowlands Pharmacy

“This is what has made me enjoy Dorset further. The diversity of people, with their varying needs, that require a community pharmacist to have a flexible approach and up to date knowledge.”

Jose Aguiar – Pharmacy Manager, Lloyds Pharmacy

” I moved down to Dorset last year after completing my MPharm degree in Scotland. I chose to do my training year here due to the various career opportunities that Dorset has to offer”

Dana Khairi – Pre-Registration Pharmacist at Wessex Pharmacies

“I started working at Bournemouth Hospital in 2003. I arrived as a junior and have been afforded plenty of opportunities along the way. I am now Deputy Chief Pharmacist and continue to enjoy being part of our team.”

Anita  – Clinical Pharmacy Manager & Deputy Chief Pharmacist, Royal Bournemouth Hospital

“There’s always opportunities to develop your skills, they are really into personal training and development. There are always new ways to develop service. It’s a really good innovative place to work”

Sophia – Pharmacy Technician, Royal Bournemouth Hospital

“Dorset HealthCare have a dedicated pharmacist manager providing a training pathway and practical mentoring support to help me make the transition to integrated primary care and develop the skills necessary to help patients in the community.”

 Yen – Dorset HealthCare

“Since I’ve started, I was able to do the prescribing course, so I am not only based in pharmacy I also work in the clinic and I see patients every week. In Dorset people are open to you and it’s easy to make friends”

Alfredo – Senior Pharmacist for Homecare and Outsourced Pharmacy Services, Royal Bournemouth Hospital

“From a pharmacy perspective there is a lot going on here as a department (Royal Bournemouth Hospital) and the merger with Poole Hospital, it’s an exciting time.”

Tim – Specialist Cancer and Nutrition Pharmacist, Royal Bournemouth Hospital

Join us

Be part of our Pharmacy team