Pharmacy Counter Dispensing Assistant Apprenticeship Mistry's Chemist

Mistry's Pharmacy are offering a hard-working and enthusiastic candidate an opportunity to start their career in the pharmaceutical health sciences sector as an Apprentice Dispensary Assistant.

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

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Closing date: 09 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £161.25

  • Working week

    Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm. Alternative Sat 9am-5pm

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    13 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    18 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC091057888

  • Positions

    1 available

The post holder will work with customers on the counter and also assist the Pharmacist in the dispensing of medication in their busy pharmacy.

Main duties include:

  • Assist in the sale of over the counter medicines
  • Complete prescription receipt and collection
  • Ordering, receiving and storing pharmaceutical stock
  • Liaising with customers in all areas of sales, including specialised products providing a highly personalised approach
  • Managing stock levels, replenishing and cleaning sales areas
  • Receive and store incoming supplies, verify quantities against orders and inform supervisor of stock needs and shortages
  • Assisting future sales and maximum profits, by the analysing of seasonal trends and product selection
  • Processing payments of various kinds, using the till, including handling of credit/debit cards, cheques and accounts
  • Assisting in the reconciliation of the till at the end of each shift/or following day if requested to do so by the manager
  • Helping with marketing materials and Photography for the pharmacy
  • Ensuring standards for quality, customer service and health and safety are met
  • Maintaining awareness of market trends and advertising, updating sales display areas
  • Dealing with sales as and when required, serve customers showing high standards of customer care at all times, providing a helpful and friendly service, in order to maximise sales
  • To utilise specialist product knowledge when required
  • To maintain a clean and tidy working environment
  • To complete compulsory training as required
  • To carry out other duties which naturally fall within the reasonable expectations of the role

This apprenticeship is work based learning therefore you will be working at the employer's address and will not need to attend college, except for initial assessments. On occasion you will need to work at the branch pharmacy in Southglade NG5 8NJ.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • You will need to be a good communicator
  • Be able to work accurately
  • Pay attention to detail 
  • Enjoy working as part of a team

Personal qualities

  • The ideal candidate will be a quick learner, proactive and show initiative
  • They will be a team player and able to prioritise workload at a busy time, remaining calm
  • They will be dedicated and willing to work in line with strict procedural guidelines to ensure the assignments are handed in on time
  • The ideal candidate will also be mature and understand the importance of confidentiality when handing the personal data of patients and customers

Qualifications required

  • 3 x A*-C GCSE's (or equivalent) Maths, English & Science (desirable)

Future prospects

Potential of a permanent role at the end of the apprenticeship or progression onto a level 3 Dispensing Technician role, dependent upon the performance

Things to consider

Able to get the employers address in accordance with the working hours

About the employer

Mistrys Pharmacy, a large family run pharmacy employs 7 people and provides comprehensive pharmaceutical, healthcare and cosmetic services.

Employer

Mistry's Chemist

Address

Unit 2-4

Top Valley Way

Nottingham

NG5 9DD

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Training provider

You will need to complete the following qualifications to achieve the full framework:

  • BTEC Pharmaceutical Science Level 2
  • Diploma in Pharmacy Service Skills Level 2 QCF
  • Employer Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
  • Functional Skills Level 2 Maths if required
  • Functional Skills Level 2 English if required

Apprenticeship framework

Health - Pharmacy Services

Training provider

CENTRAL COLLEGE NOTTINGHAM

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Central College Nottingham

Contact

Ashleigh Oates


Other information

The current National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged over 19 in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training * Please note that anyone under the age of 18 will only work a maximum of 40 hours per week. Any role which exceeds these hours on advert will be amended accordingly to fall in line with the legislation * * Please note if the successful applicant is found prior to the closing date the vacancy maybe withdrawn early* This apprenticeship is work based learning therefore most of the time you will be working at the employers address. Depending on your training you will only need to attend college in Nottingham for initial assessments, enrolment and a few other rare occasions

Employer's Application Instructions

Please click on the link provided to apply. If you require assistance with applying for this Apprenticeship please contact us on 0115 9457260 or email on business@centralnottingham.ac.uk


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

Apply now

Closing date: 09 Oct 2017