Apprentice Dispensing Assistant Davis John

We are looking for someone who enjoys helping people and working within a busy team. It is a great opportunity to start on a career in Pharmacy by learning to dispense medication and attain NVQ Level 2 in Pharmacy Service Skills. We offer a structured learning and development programme to support your apprenticeship.

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Closing date: 06 Nov 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £162.00 - £300.00

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    13 months

  • Possible start date

    13 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    19 Jul 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Duties will include:

  • Taking in prescriptions and processing them correctly
  • Handing out checked medication with appropriate advice
  • Keeping  the pharmacy well presented at all times
  • Ordering  and maintaining adequate stock levels at all times
  • Checking orders received and putting goods received away
  • Selling over the counter medicines with appropriate advice
  • Preparing dosette boxes
  • Ordering prescriptions for patients
  • Dealing with queries both on the phone and in person

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Ability to read and carry out instructions fully both independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to focus and pay attention to detail
  • Ability to take responsibility and be an important member in the team
  • Computer literacy

Personal qualities

  • Friendly nature
  • Punctual
  • Reliable
  • Discretion and ability to relate

Qualifications required

  • Minimum 4 GCSE’s (or equivalent) including Maths and English

Future prospects

Further training and development to additional qualifications will be possible.

Things to consider

Busy pharmacy and due to the nature of the role, you would be required to stand up for the majority of the day.

About the employer

We are a busy modern pharmacy adjacent to a health centre located in the centre of Watford.


Davis John



Upton Road


WD18 0JP

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Training provider

  • Level 2 Certificate in Pharmacy Service Skills (NVQ)(QCF)
  • BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Pharmaceutical Science
  • Functional Skills Maths and English Level 1 (with the option to complete Level 2)
  • Employer Rights and Responsibilities Workbook

Apprenticeship framework

Health Pharmacy Services

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Buttercups Training Limited


Alex Zielinska 0115 937 4936

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Closing date: 06 Nov 2017