What is the Number of Applicants who become Pharmacy Technicians?


Below is the number of applicants to become Pharmacy Technicians between 2013 and 2015 (from an FOI request):

  • 2013:
    • Applied: 11 candidates, all in-service transfers (i.e. already serving in the military).
    • Selection Board: 5 successful candidates (45%).
    • Commenced Training: 4 candidates (36%).
  • 2014:
    • Applied: 10 candidates (8 in-service transfers and 2 direct entry (i.e. civilians)).
    • Selection Board: 2 candidates (1 in-service transfer and 1 direct entry) (20%).
    • Commenced Training: 2 candidates (20%).
  • 2015:
    • Applied: 6 candidates (5 in-service transfers and 1 direct entry).
    • Selection Board: 2 candidates (2 in-service transfers) (33%).
    • Commenced Training: 2 candidates (or 33%).

This data would suggest that if you wish to become a Pharmacy Technician then it may be advisable to join the military first and then apply to transfer.

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