Pharmacy Dispenser Apprentice Ixworth Surgery

Ixworth Surgery is a Medical Practice in Ixworth that aims to provide a high standard of medical care in a friendly and professional manner. They have an opportunity for an apprentice to join the team.

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Closing date: 14 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    4 days a week: 8.30am – 6.30pm 1 in 4 Saturday: 9am – 1pm

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    30 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    12 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The pharmacy dispenser will work under the direct supervision of the superintendent pharmacist and will carry out day to day activities connected with the preparation and supply of medicines. 

This will involve:

  • Labelling medicines.
  • Dispensing medicines and stock control.
  • Communicating with the public and customer service.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • IT literate.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills

Personal qualities

  • Good team player
  • Able to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Professional, tactful and friendly attitude

Qualifications required

  • 4 GCSE’s at grade C or above to include Maths and English

Future prospects

At completion of the Apprenticeship, permanent employment could be offered if position available. If none available, contract is concluded after successful completion of NVQ 2 or after one year of employment and the apprentice assisted to secure employment elsewhere.

Things to consider

This is a demanding role working in a busy Medical Practice, where a need to be able to understand and maintain important information is essential. It is important we ensure that all contacts with us are dealt with appropriately, confidentially and efficiently. Customer contact is face to face and via the phone.

About the employer

The aim of the surgery is to provide excellent 21st century medical care, whilst retaining the traditional style and personal approach of country doctoring.

The surgery serves 9000 patients.


Ixworth Surgery


Peddars Close

Bury St. Edmunds

IP31 2HD

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Training provider

  • Pharmacy Service Skills Intermediate Apprenticeship.
  • Pharmacy Service Skills NVQ Certificate Level 2.
  • Pharmaceutical Science Certificate Level 2.
  • Functional Skills English Level 1.
  • Functional Skills Maths Level 1.

Apprenticeship framework

Health - Pharmacy Services

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by West Suffolk College


Paul Webb

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Closing date: 14 Oct 2017