Apprentice Counter/Dispensary Assistant GLOBAL MEDICINES LTD

Excellent opportunity to work in a Pharmacy environment with experienced staff. Providing you with a great base for learning all aspects of pharmacy life.

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Closing date: 02 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

    40 hours per week – Monday to Friday Possible weekend work and early and late finishes

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    16 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    22 May 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Main duties will include:

  • Dealing with customer prescriptions accurately from receiving to dispensing.
  • Training to sell over the counter medicines.
  • Ordering and labelling medication.
  • Managing and rotating stock levels.
  • Sell non-prescription medication.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Computer literate.
  • Effective customer service.

Personal qualities

  • Hard working.
  • Friendly.
  • Approachable.
  • Enthusiastic.
  • Motivated.
  • Committed.
  • Punctual.
  • Trustworthy.
  • Confident.

Qualifications required

  • GCSE or equivalent grade C  or above in English & Maths.

Future prospects

Possibility of a full time post upon completion of apprenticeship.

Things to consider

Hourly rate of pay is £3.50 per hour with possible incremental rises. Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.50 per hour from 1st April 2017. This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

About the employer

We are a busy community pharmacy based within the heart of Withington. We focus on taking care of all our customers and being available to help them with all their pharmaceutical needs. We take great pride in our work and remain approachable and available from early morning to late at night.





Copson Street


M20 3HE

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Training provider

  • NVQ in Pharmacy Services Level 2.
  • Functional Skills.
  • Employment Rights.
  • Technical Certificate.

Apprenticeship framework

Health - Pharmacy Services

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Trafford College


Katrina O'Brien 0161 886 7461

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Closing date: 02 Oct 2017