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.
- Get a fully recognised civilian qualification in Pharmacy Services.
- Work in military medical centres, Defence Medical Group Hospital Units, Field Hospitals, Medical Regiments and Logistics units in the UK, Germany and worldwide.
- Work closely with other health professionals and patients.
- Gain leadership and management qualifications on top of experience and skills as 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.
17 years 6 months - 35 years 6 months
4 GCSEs or equivalent at grades A–C / 9-4 in English, Maths and 1 Science.
- Mid Thigh Pull 46kg
- Medicine Ball Throw 3.1m
- 2km run 11m 15s (11m 30s for Junior Entry)
Earn £15,985 during training. When your training is finished, and you join your Unit, pay will rise to over £20,400
How to Apply
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.