Pharmacy Apprentice Newman Chemist

You will be an assistant, working alongside an experienced pharmacist. This is a great opportunity for an individual, who is looking to develop a good career within Pharmacy services. This is a teaching pharmacy. You will learn to help look after stock and learn to dispense, working closely with the pharmacist.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 20 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    35 hours, Mon-Fri, 9-6.30pm - Shifts within these hours

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    2 years

  • Possible start date

    23 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    16 May 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

This is an excellent opportunity for you to join an established business and gain the skills to become a qualified Pharmacy assistant.

You will work in a local who offer a wide range of services such as stop smoking, weight management, become a dementia friend, reduce health risks of childhood obesity. Be involved in helping to provide clerical requirements for young people services such as emergency contraception, chlamydia kit distribution, enrolment for free condom distribution. Help people with substance dependence and provide advice and clean equipment.

You will develop both the skill and the knowledge to become proficient to

  1. Undertake Stock management by filling up daily, checking and putting the goods away as they come in and doing the returns. Merchandise and manage stock control.
  2. Ensure good stock rotation and regularly check expiry dates in the shop and dispensary
  3. Ensure the dispensary is regularly replenished with cartons and bottles etc.
  4. To collect prescriptions from the doctors surgery across the road
  5. Deliver medicines to  the elderly and housebound patients in the local area
  6. Keep the shop and dispensary  clean and tidy by regularly  cleaning and tidying the shelves, doing hovering and  basic cleaning daily
  7. To answer the phone and take down messages
  8. Opportunity to complete a 1 year correspondence course in Dispensing see later.
  9. To become a health champion and develop skills to provide services such stop smoking and weightloss.
  10. To assist in other duties as requested by the pharmacist
  11. Undertake any clerical paper work and data input for services and business.
  12. To treat customers with dignity and courtesy
  13. Ensure confidentiality at all times
  14. Comply with the requirements of the data protection act.
  15. To abide and remain within the laws and regulations governing pharmacy.
  16. To be a good team player and respect all members of staff.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills
  • Good customer services skills
  • Good spoken English - a 2nd language is useful
  • Good listening skills
  • Very numerate and with an eye for detail, good IT skills

Personal qualities

  • Well presented
  • Honest and trustworthy
  • Punctual and reliable

Qualifications required

GCSE grade A* to C (or equivalent) in both English and Mathematics

Future prospects

Working to become a health champion and dispensing assistant- then progress in pharmacy.

Things to consider

Located just behind Surbiton Station

About the employer

Welcome to Newman Chemist The heart of your community. Our ethos is to provide a patient centered service caring for the whole family. We have been trading in this area for over 30 years and the present pharmacist has been with us for the last 25 years. She is highly regarded by the local community and all the local Surgeries. The pharmacist has received a commendation from the mayor for her pharmaceutical services. We are a local independent pharmacy with a regular pharmacist and members of staff providing friendly, courteous, personal and professional service. The pharmacy has recently relocated to a brand new modern pharmacy.


Newman Chemist


17 Berrylands Road



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Training provider

Within the pharmacy you will be closely supervised until you are capable. Buddy with another health champion and mentored by the pharmacist.

You will attend Kingston College for your off the job training where you will compete;

  • Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Pharmacy Services Skills;
  • Level 3 Diploma in Pharmaceutical Science;
  • Employer rights and responsibilities.

Apprenticeship framework

Health Pharmacy Services

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Kingston College


Rebecca Dalton

Employer's Application Instructions

Please apply online and upload your CV. Applications without a CV maybe delayed or rejected.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 20 Oct 2017