Pharmacy Assistant Apprentice Earls Hall Pharmacy

As a pharmacy technician, you would work under the supervision of a qualified pharmacist, preparing and supplying items of medicine that make up a prescription. You would be based in a community.

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Closing date: 01 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £129.50

    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

    4 days a week in the workplace and 1 day a week at college

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    23 Jun 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001259889

  • Positions

    1 available

  • Select the correct items to make up a prescription.
  • Order new stock using computerised systems.
  • Give advice to customers on prescription medicines and over-the-counter products.
  • Give advice on healthy living and how to deal with minor illness.
  • Selling over-the-counter medicines.
  • Advising patients of any adverse side-effects of medicines or potential interactions with other medicines/treatments.
  • Preparing dosette and cassette boxes, usually for the elderly but also for those with memory/learning difficulties, where tablets are placed in compartments for specified days of the week.
  • Customer Service focused activities including dealing with enquiries, answering incoming calls and taking accurate and precise message
  • Adhering to the Health & Safety policies and procedures at all times, ensuring correct prescriptions are given to the correct people and asking for identification for those who look under the age limit set for the products given.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Some understanding of the importance of Health and Safety
  • A positive approach to learning and gaining new skills through teamwork and training opportunities
  • Ability to follow instructions
  • Team working

Personal qualities

  • Work flexibly as part of a team
  • Work on own initiative as necessary
  • Calm under pressure
  • Punctuality & Reliability
  • Patience
  • Neat and professional appearance
  • Excellent two way communicator
  • Excellent verbal and nonverbal skills

Qualifications required

GCSE A-C in English and Maths Or Equivalent

Future prospects

Progression on to a Level 3 Apprenticeship or full time permanent employment

About the employer

 

We understand the importance of feeling healthy, and therefore encourage our pharmacy teams to deliver high standards of customer care to provide you with trusted expert advice and support, when you need it most.

Employer

Earls Hall Pharmacy

Address

8

Earls Hall Parade

Southend-On-Sea

SS2 6NW

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Training provider

Functional Skills in English and Maths (If required)
Pharmacy Assistant Technical Certificate

Apprenticeship framework

Health - Pharmacy Services

Training provider

SEEVIC COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Seevic College

Contact

Olivia Gurjar


Other information

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).
However, as skills develop, many employers tend to increase wages – in fact; research has found that apprentices earn an average of £170 net pay per week.


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Closing date: 01 Oct 2017