Senior Pharmacy Technician
Lauren started her career on a trainee technician course. Fast forward two years and she’s making medicines to help save the lives of babies in the intensive care unit at Guy’s and St Thomas Hospital.
“Every morning I go to the unit to see what medicines we need to make for the day. Seeing the babies and children really puts my job into perspective.”
Not everyone who works in pharmacy is a pharmacist. Lauren is a technician. “A lot of people assume we’re pharmacists but we’re not. There are so many roles in this area that could interest anyone.”
Day-to-day, Lauren is in charge of making up medicines, ordering new stock and making sure that every medicine is safe to use with her very delicate patients.
Lauren’s made giant leaps in her career and her promotion to Senior Aseptics Technician has been a career highlight. She’s determined and hopes to head up her own team one day. “Looking back, I wouldn’t change a second of it really.”
Lauren's career pathway
- 2008 Started working part-time in a Sainsbury’s pharmacy while still at school
- 2010 Completed her A-levels
- 2012 Started working as an Assistant in Rowlands Pharmacy
- 2013 Started working at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital as a pre-registration Trainee Pharmacy Technician
- 2015 Qualified as a Pharmacy Technician
- 2016 Promoted to Senior Pharmacy Technician specialising in Aseptics on the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit