Pre-Registration Trainee Pharmacy Technician
Pharmacy Technician, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
“The main reason for choosing a career in pharmacy was because my elder sister was a hospital-based Pharmacy Technician, so I had always taken a keen interest in her work growing up. I started as a Medicines Counter Assistant at Boots the Chemist. I gained a position as a trainee pharmacy technician at Addenbrookes Hospital. I learnt all aspects of the role including dispensing, ordering and issuing pharmacy stock and formulating and preparing aseptic products.
In 2019 I gained a rotational pharmacy technician position at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital. In 2001 I gained a senior pharmacy technician post in the aseptic unit.
In 2003 I gained my current position as the Operations Manager Education and Training.
I really enjoy my current role and gain an enormous amount of job satisfaction. Seeing staff succeed and progress and being part of that journey is the best part of my role. Becoming a specialist in my area of expertise and being able to advise others is hugely satisfying.
My career aspirations are to continue developing as a pharmacy manager and leader. I find these aspects of the role challenging and very rewarding.”