Pharmacy Assistant Apprentice N AND T. SIDDIQUE LIMITED

Pearl Pharmacy are looking to recruit an Apprentice Pharmacy Assistant to join their team based in Rochdale.

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Closing date: 25 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £105.00

    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

    Monday - Saturday 09:00 -10:30pm & Sunday - 09:00-5:30pm On a rota basis with a day off in the week. Wages to be reviews after 6 months.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    04 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001304233

  • Positions

    1 available

Whether you are interested in science or medicine, or you enjoy helping customers, and you can work in an organised way, then this may be the apprenticeship for you! As an Apprentice Pharmacy Assistant you will learn to be the first point of contact for our customers, who are from every walk of life, and whether they need healthcare advice, or their prescription dispensing, we will train you to provide the excellent customer service that we offer.

  • You will be supported in learning how to deal with customer prescriptions accurately.
  • You will also be trained to sell over the counter medicines, order and label medication and manage and rotate stock levels.
  • You will learn about how we sell our non-prescription medication, and how we display it on our shelves.
  • We will also train you to understand about patient confidentiality and data protection which are especially important when dealing with operational queries with GP’s.

Patient care is at the heart of all of our training, and so this role is quite a responsibility!

Don’t worry, we will give you plenty of training and support to help you complete your apprenticeship, ready for your next challenge.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Firstly, we would like you to have an interest in our sector, and we would need you to enjoy working with people, have a patient and sympathetic manner, but also to be friendly as you will play a vital part in helping to strengthen our bond with the community.
  • We will need you to be able to use discretion and be tactful when discussing confidential information, or a customer’s illness.
  • We need you to be methodical and organised, and be able to carry administrative roles in areas such as record keeping.
  • You will have good communication skills as you will need to be able to clearly explain instructions to customers, based on the advice that the Pharmacist will give you.
  • You must have the ability to remain calm when under pressure and maintain a high level of concentration.
  • Good attention to detail is also important when dealing with medication. It is also essential that you can work as part of a team.

Personal qualities

  • Punctual
  • Be part of a team
  • Be able to communicate accurately with customers
  • Show a higher level of commitment to customer care.

Qualifications required

GCSE Grade C and above in English and Maths or equivalent.

Future prospects

Possible full-time position for the right candidate.

About the employer

Whether you are interested in science or medicine, or you enjoy helping customers, and you can work in an organised way, then this may be the apprenticeship for you! As an Apprentice Pharmacy and Dispensing Assistant, you will learn to be the first point of contact for our customers, who are from every walk of life, and whether they need healthcare advice, or their prescription dispensing, we will train you to provide the excellent customer service that we offer. You will be supported in learning how to deal with customer prescriptions accurately. You will also be trained to sell over the counter medicines, order and label medication and manage and rotate stock levels. You will learn about how we sell our non-prescription medication, and how we display it on our shelves. We will also train you to understand about patient confidentiality and data protection which are especially important when dealing with operational queries with GP’s. Patient care is at the heart of all of our training, and so this role is quite a responsibility! Don’t worry, we will give you plenty of training and support to help you complete your apprenticeship, ready for your next challenge.

Employer

N AND T. SIDDIQUE LIMITED

Address

41

Tweedale Street

Rochdale

OL11 1HH

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Training provider

  • NVQ Level 2
  • Functional Skill
  • Employment Rights
  • Technical Certificate

Apprenticeship framework

Health - Pharmacy Services

Training provider

TRAFFORD COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Trafford College

Contact

Sabina Dunworth - Ali 0161 886 7461 Sabina.Dunworth-ali@trafford.ac.uk


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Closing date: 25 Sep 2017