Apprentice Pharmacy Assistant Living Care Pharmacy

Livingcare Pharmacy are providing a number of excellent opportunities for bright, hard working apprentice candidates to join teams within their Leeds-based community pharmacies.

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

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Closing date: 08 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week


    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    16 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    17 May 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

You will be part of a dynamic and enthusiastic team providing expert healthcare to the local community.

Working with a team of professionals and helping with day-to-day tasks such as consultations, dispensing medicine and general admin, the suitable candidate will be spending time in both the retail and dispensary sides of the pharmacy.

Other tasks include;

  • Using the cash till
  • Merchandising
  • Dealing with Internet and phone enquiries
  • Use of the computer and the pharmacy specific software Checking off and unpacking orders
  • Stock management
  • Date checking of stock and processing NHS prescriptions.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills are necessary as there are many interactions during the normal working day with other staff members, patients and healthcare professionals
  • You must also have basic IT and organisational skills.

Personal qualities

  • Joining this focused and professional team will require punctuality, a strong work ethic and a friendly approach to dealing with customer enquiries.


Qualifications required

GCSE A to E in Maths and English or equivalent qualification.

Future prospects

On completion of the Intermediate Apprenticeship, individuals will have the opportunity to apply to progress on to the Advanced Apprenticeship.

Things to consider

You may be required to work some Saturdays. You should make sure you are able to travel to the company and college before you apply for this vacancy. Make sure your travel costs are realistic for your apprentice salary. Please look at to plan your journey. To prepare yourself for interview please make sure you have researched this role before applying to familiarise yourself with typical duties and have a look at the company’s website. ALL applications must be done through DO NOT CONTACT THE EMPLOYER DIRECTLY. This vacancy may close early if sufficient applications are received. Please ensure you apply early to avoid disappointment.

About the employer

LivingCare has extensive experience of developing and delivering healthcare services in primary care settings. We work with GPs and the wider NHS to develop innovative healthcare solutions with the aim of improving quality of care for patients, across our 13 branches in the West Yorkshire.


Living Care Pharmacy


79A King Lane


LS17 5AX

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Training provider

  • Competency qualification: Apprentices will be required to produce work and build an e-portfolio of evidence through blended learning which will include practical and written knowledge assessments which are carried out in the workplace.
  • Knowledge qualification is delivered via e-learning.
  • Functional Skills at level 1 in Maths and English delivered via blended learning (e-learning and assessed activity / examination either in the classroom or workplace).
  • Employment Rights & Responsibilities are delivered via a workbook and completed in the workplace.
  • Personal Learning & Thinking Skills are embedded in the competency and knowledge qualifications.

Apprenticeship framework

Health - Pharmacy Services

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by City Training Services


Yusuf Mayat 01274 728316

Other information

From October 1st 2015 the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for Apprentices is £3.30 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old Apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other Apprentices the National Minimum Wage appropriate to their age applies. The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training.

Employer's Application Instructions

If you would like to be considered for this role then you will need to submit an application directly to us, to do so please visit out website at and complete the online Application Form. If you have any queries please contact City Training Services Ltd directly on Tel: 01274 728316.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 08 Oct 2017