Keeping the Army fit and healthy means having the right medications available. That’s your job as a Pharmacy Technician – both at home and abroad on operations. Our first-class training will help you get to grips with the role. Once you’re qualified, you could work in field hospitals or medical centres, dispensing expert advice and medications. Remember, you must stay focused enough to help your team and people who need you, even under pressure, in difficult conditions.
You'll start with your initial military training which will teach you how to be a soldier - this will cover everything from fieldcraft to how to handle a rifle. Your initial training will be at either Pirbright or Winchester and last for 14 weeks.
You'll then have two and a half years of trade training. This course includes a BTEC in Pharmacy Services and Level 3 NVQ in Pharmacy Studies as well as practical work placements in pharmacies across the UK.
Age: 17 years 6 months - 35 years 6 monthsQualifications: 4 GCSEs or equivalent at grades A–C / 9-4 in English, Maths and 1 Science.Fitness:
A Pharmacy Technician can gain qualifications throughout their career such as a Level 5 Diploma in Training and Education
Learn about rank progression here.
“As a Pharmacy Technician you play a vital role in providing medical care to soldiers. You learn excellent communication skills as you are constantly giving advice to patients and building professional relationships with nurses and doctors. You are often relied upon to give advice on the storage and handling of medications in harsh and hostile environments.”
Once your online application has been approved, you'll meet with a local recruiter. This is your chance to tell us about the role that you're interested in. When you go to the Assessment Centre,you'll take tests - the results will show whether you'd be suitable for this role, or should consider a different role.