Intermediate Level Pharmacy Apprenticeship Level 2 Elms Pharmacy Within The Elms Medical Centre

The successful candidate will be working in the Pharmacy closer to their home and will attend college one day a month for one year only. Duties include: • Taking in and handing out prescriptions • Receiving and ordering stock • Selling over-the-counter medicines • Dispensing & advising patients about medication, if required.

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017

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

    37.5 hours per week, with the exception of one day a month, day release, to attend college.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    31 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The successful candidate will be working in the Community Pharmacy closer to their home and will be attending college one day a month. College will be attended for one year only.

The Pharmacy Apprentice will be performing the following duties:           

  • Taking in and handing out prescriptions 
  • Receiving and ordering stock
  • Selling over-the-counter medicines 
  • Dispensing if required

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good customer service skills
  • General interest in medicine
  • Ability to work as part of a team in a busy environment

Personal qualities

  • Ability to use own initiative 
  • Working within the team
  • Presentable and friendly

Qualifications required

3 GCSEs A-D (Maths , English and preferable Science) or equivalent. If required, we offer Functional Skills in Maths & English.

Future prospects

You can continue working as a Level 2 Pharmacy Dispenser, or move on to do your Level 3 Pharmacy Technician qualification.

Things to consider

Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.50 per hour. This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. Please only apply if you are sure you can arrive at the Pharmacy on time throughout the apprenticeship, as a rule of thumb (within 40 minutes travelling distance from the Pharmacy via public transport)

About the employer

Elms Pharmacy offers excellent service and advice. We believe in providing a first class healthcare service. We endeavor to help you as much as possible and provide you with the highest level of service.


Elms Pharmacy Within The Elms Medical Centre


High Street

Potters Bar


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Training provider

Intermediate Apprenticeship framework consists of main two qualifications: • Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Pharmacy Services Skills (QCF) • Level 2 Certificate in Pharmaceutical Science (QCF)

Apprenticeship framework

Health - Pharmacy Services

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Hackney Community College


Naeem Khan 0203 441 6729

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017