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.
Find where you belong.
If you want to be a Pharmacy Technician, 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.
A Pharmacy Technician can gain qualifications throughout their career such as a Level 5 Diploma in Training and Education
SHOW PEOPLE WHAT YOU’RE CAPABLE OF
We'll be with you every step of the way as you move up the ranks. From the moment you begin your training you'll get all the support and encouragement you need to make a success of your career. Work hard and you'll soon get promoted, which means more responsibility and extra pay.
Become a Pharmacy Technician and you’ll:
- Earn £16,844 during training. When your training is finished, and you join your Unit, pay will rise to over £21,424
- Receive subsidised accommodation and facilities, increasing your disposable income
- Receive free medical and dental health cover
- Have the continuous access promotional opportunity and to continually progress your career
- Be sponsored to earn valuable civilian-recognised qualifications
- Take part in Adventurous Training and be able to play your favourite sports.
BELONG TO SOMETHING THAT MATTERS.
You should be:
- Regular Army age: 16.6 – 35.6 years
- Army Reserve age:
New enlistments: 17.9 – 43 years
Ex-Regular: 17.9 – 52 years
Specialist (Soldier): 17.9 – 50 years
Qualifications you’ll need:
4 GCSEs or equivalent at grades A–C / 9-4 in English, Maths and 1 Science.
- Mid-Thigh Pull 94kg
- Medicine Ball Throw 3.1m
- 2km run 11m 15s (11m30s for Junior Entry)
Our next deadline for application is 31st March 2023, with further opportunities ongoing throughout the year.
FIND WHERE YOU BELONG.