Foundation Trainee Pharmacist Training

If you want to become a practicing pharmacist you are required to undertake a period of pre-registration pharmacy training. It can be difficult to decide between the healthcare environment for the beginning of your career.

NHS hospital, or prison setting including NHS community services, is more likely to appeal if you enjoy working with a wide range of healthcare professionals as you deliver patient care, with a focus on medicines. Across NHS employers there are clear career structures in place.

Choosing where to undertake your pre-registration pharmacist training is an important decision to make. To help you to discover what is on offer from the hospital employers in the Midlands and East region, our employers have each produced a fact sheet about their posts which will help you to see what is available. Download the regional guide from the bottom of this page.

You can visit the HEE Trainee Pharmacist Foundation Training Year page here.

You can also vist the national pre-registration pharmacist recruitment page on

Some hospital trusts offer vacation experience or visits to their department. 

Why not watch the video below to see what the Midlands and East region has to offer.


Pre-Registration Trainee Pharmacy Technicians

You can apply directly to become a Pre-registration Trainee Pharmacy Technician straight from school. Applicants will need to apply direct to Trusts through vacancies on 

The minimum entry requirement is usually 4 GSCEs grade C or above and will include English, Maths & Science.
You will complete the Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Pharmacy Services Skills (QCF) plus the Level 3 Diploma in Pharmaceutical Science.

For more information visit NHS Health Careers by clicking on the link below.