A pharmacy technician helps the pharmacist in selecting the medications and weighing the correct amounts out and getting the prescriptions ready for the pharmacist to sign off.
You will need a good standard of education and in particular in Sciences. You can sometimes get into the role through an apprenticeship and train to be a pharmacist.
You will need to be thorough and be able to think carefully as you will be dealing with many different products.
Salaries for Pharmacy Technicians
Pharmacy technicians start earning between £18,838 and £22,016 a year and then once they gain more experience and increase their Band Level in the NHS system then they are earning more. Experienced technicians will earn between £21,388 and £27,901 which is Band 5.
If you are looking for some help on writing a covering letter, please see the below. You can use the sample letter for your job applications however it’s best to amend it as suitable first.
Pharmacy Technician Cover Letter
Application for the role of Pharmacy Technician
I would like to apply for the role of Pharmacy Technician which I have seen advertised in (where) and (when).
I have always had a keen interest in the Sciences through school and would be very interested in learning all about the pharmaceutical industry.
I feel that I am very methodical and works in a logical manner, I am very thorough and understand the importance of ensuring that medications are weighed and sorted and stored as they need to be to prevent any mistakes. I also understand there will be a big learning curve in terms of knowing the names of the medications and I am prepared to do any learning I need to outside of work. As working with prescriptions and medications are very important, I understand that I would need to be exceptionally accurate at all times in my role.
I feel that I work well with others and feel that I would enjoy dealing with other nursing professions, doctors and patients and would like to work in this environment.
I have enclosed my CV for you to look at, should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Good luck with writing your cover letter and CV.