Apprentice Pharmacy Technician Pearcare Pharmacy

To work in a local pharmacy; who offer a wide range of services to the community. You will be working alongside an experienced pharmacist and technician. You will learn to help look after stock and learn to dispense, working closely with the pharmacist and doctors’ surgeries.

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

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Closing date: 25 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm (some Saturday work may be required)

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    52 weeks

  • Possible start date

    27 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    23 May 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

This is an excellent opportunity for you to join an established pharmacy and gain the skills required to become a qualified Pharmacy Technician. You will develop both the skill and the knowledge to become proficient in –

  • Dispensing medicines accurately and in a timely manner,
  • Making up monitored dosage systems for the elderly and nursing homes.
  • Ordering and checking prescriptions as they arrive on line.
  • Undertaking stock management by filling up daily, checking, putting goods away as they come in and doing the returns.
  • Helping ensure good stock rotation and regularly checking expiry dates in the shop and dispensary,
  • Ensuring the dispensary is regularly replenished with cartons and bottles etc.
  • Helping organise the driver to collect and deliver medicines for the elderly and housebound.
  • Keeping the shop and dispensary clean and tidy by regularly cleaning and tidying the shelves, including vacuuming and basic daily cleaning
  • Answering the phone and taking down messages or referring to pharmacist for recommendations
  • Assisting in other duties as requested by the pharmacist
  • Undertaking any clerical paper work and data input for services and business.


  • Treating customers with empathy, dignity and courtesy
  • Always keeping confidentiality
  • Complying with the requirements of the data protection act.
  • Adhering to laws and regulations governing pharmacy.
  • Being a team player

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Effective communication skills.
  • Develop customer services skills.
  • Good empathetic listening skills.
  • To pay good attention to detail, and have patience.
  • To use good common sense

Personal qualities

  • To be loyal honest and trustworthy, punctual and reliable;
  • Be sociable and interested in local patients.
  • To fit into the community long term.

Qualifications required

GCSEs (or equvailent) grade A* to C/ 4-9 in both English and Mathematics

Future prospects

The successful applicant once qualified as a technician can develop further and progress with ACT courses later.

About the employer

Pearcare Pharmacy has been serving the community for almost 35 years, and has been under current ownership for 25 years. We are dedicated to giving our customers a friendly and professional service. A shop refit in 2012 has resulted in a brighter more welcoming shop.


Pearcare Pharmacy



Alexandra Drive



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Training provider

Within the pharmacy you will be closely supervised by the pharmacist and technician and develop great working relations with the community.

Learning both at work and during your day at college, 1 day per week.

Your off the job training will cover;

  • Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Pharmacy Services Skills;
  • Level 3 Diploma in Parmaceutical Science;
  • Employer rights and responsibilities.
  • Functional skills where necessary

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 by uploading your CV as either word or pdf document. Applications received with either CVs in other formats or no CV maybe rejected.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 25 Sep 2017