Apprentice Counter Assistant (Sudbury) G.M. GRAHAM PHARMACIES LIMITED

Handling Prescriptions accurately.

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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

    Arrival 8:50am Monday to Friday 9-6 Saturday 9-6 ( take one weekday off if work on a Saturday) X1 hour unpaid lunch break Holiday cover where necessary Total hours 40 per week

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    09 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • Handling Prescriptions accurately.
  • Following standard operating procedures.
  • Interacting professionally with the public.
  • Shop ordering & merchandising.
  • Working independently and as part of a team.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Show and demonstrate enthusiasm for working in the Pharmacy Sector.
  • Have numeracy, literacy and communication skills.
  • Have a suitable level of physical fitness to perform some aspects of the job role.
  • Dealing with all types of patients.

Personal qualities

  • Reliable.
  • Enthusiastic.
  • Approachable.
  • Punctual.

Qualifications required

  • At least 5 GCSE’s, or equivalent including Maths & English at C or above.

Future prospects

Apprentices will be able to progress to the advanced Level 3 apprenticeship ( Pharmacy Services ) on completion of the Intermediate Apprenticeship, if there is the opportunity within the Pharmacy.

About the employer

Busy pharmacy set in a rural village dealing with prescriptions and counter.




6 North Street Parade


CO10 1GL

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Training provider

The certificate in pharmaceutical science and the certificate in pharmacy service skills covers topics such as:

  • Communicating with pharmacy customers.
  • Law, regulation and health and safety.
  • Working in the pharmacy team.
  • Ordering, receiving, maintain and issuing stock.
  • Selling over the counter medicines.
  • Processing and assembling prescriptions.

Apprenticeship framework

Health - Pharmacy Services

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Colchester Institute


CI Business Solutions 01206 712727

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Closing date: today