Apprentice Pharmacy Dispenser Sedem Ltd

We are looking for an Apprentice Pharmacy Dispenser who is willing to be flexible and work at any of our branches in the L4 area of liverpool.

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Closing date: 24 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    40 hours per week - will include working each Saturday 3pm to 9pm.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    25 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    08 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

We are looking for an Apprentice Pharmacy Dispenser who is willing to be flexible and work at any of our branches in the L4 area of liverpool.
The Level 2 course provides the training for the Dispensing Assistant and medicines counter assistant role in a pharmacy.
The Dispensing Assistant's role is predominantly in the assembly of prescribed medicines. They are also involved with stock management, the receipt of prescriptions, and the issue of prescribed medicines, under the supervision of the Pharmacist. The course can either be the accredited Level 2 equivalent or the NVQ 2 course.
The Medicine Counter Assistant's role is to assist in the sale of OTC medicines, the receipt of prescriptions and the issue of prescribed medicines under the supervision of the Pharmacist.

The Dispensing Assistant and Medicine Counter Assistant must be enrolled on an accredited course within three months of employment and must complete within three years.

  • To dispense medication as stated on prescriptions
  • Maintain minimum stock levels of medicines
  • Place accurate and timely orders with suppliers and accept deliveries of medication
  • Dispensing of patient dosette boxes (blister packs) and associated administration.
  • Endorse prescriptions accurately by checking prices with suppliers as necessary
  • Maintain and order stocks of dispensary and NHS stationery.
  • Issue repeat prescriptions as requested by patients within the agreed time-scale
  • Ensure that all Care at the Chemist documents are filled in and up to date online and on the computer.
  • Ensure that all returns of stocks are correct and stock credits are issued.
  • Ensure that all end of month prescriptions are filled correctly and correctly posted

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good maths and IT skills
  • An interest in science and medicine
  • A methodical approach to routine tasks
  • Good accuracy and attention to detail
  • A friendly, patient and sympathetic manner
  • The ability to explain instructions clearly to customers
  • Tact and discretion when dealing with potentially embarrassing information
  • Good teamworking skills
  • Good administration skills for record keeping.

Personal qualities

Friendly, dress appropriately, sympathetic to the needs of patients.

Qualifications required

GCSE Maths, English & Science A*-C

Future prospects

From the level 2 course a student may progress to the Level 3 courses which train you in the role of a Pharmacy Technician. Possible permanent position upon successful completion of the apprenticeship.

Things to consider

Training on the Apprenticeships Programme for 16 to 18 year olds is a priority and fully-funded by the Government for non-levy paying employers. Training for Apprenticeships for those over this age is part funded, with employers expected to make a part or full contribution.

About the employer

Sedem Ltd has been offering pharmaceutical services in the Liverpool and Southport areas for over 25 years.

Over time we have developed our own teams of qualified counter, dispensing and pharmacist staff who are dedicated to providing advice, information and services within the local community including blood pressure and glucose monitoring, smoking cessation, prescription collection service and prescription delivery service (for more information and a list of all services see services).

We are members of the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) and the National Pharmaceutical Association (NPA) and are committed to ensuring that all staff undergo not only the NPA initial training but also subscribe to Continuous Professional Development and attend regular refresher courses and seminars which guarantees that their skills and knowledge are up to date.

We also have placements for pre-registration pharmacists and deliver extensive academic and on the job training.

At Sedem Ltd we have our own dedicated warehouse facility in order to ensure that each pharmacy remains fully stocked so that we can dispense complete prescriptions each and every time. We also have a wholesale dealers license and supply companies on a wholesale basis (for more information see wholesaling).


Sedem Ltd


Westminster Road


L4 4PP

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Additional location information

We are looking for an mobile apprentice who is prepared to work in any of our branches in the L4 area of Kirkdale and Walton.

Training provider

The Apprenticeship programme consists of the BTEC Level 2 certificate in Pharmaceutical Science (QCF), Level 3 certificate in Pharmacy Service Skills (NVQ) (QCF), Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English and Employee Rights and Responsibilities Workbook.


Apprenticeship framework

Health Pharmacy Services

Training provider

Liverpool Community College

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by The City of Liverpool College


Nikki Smith 0151 252 3163

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Closing date: 24 Oct 2017