Apprentice Pharmacy Assistant 118 Pharmacy Ltd

An excellent opportunity to train to become a Pharmacy Assistant. This pharmacy carries out all the duties of a normal Pharmacy but without the customer facing element as all orders are dealt with on the telephone or via the internet.

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Closing date: 07 Oct 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

    Monday - Friday between 9:30am - 6pm

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    14 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    12 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The range of duties is broad but may include the following:

  • Speaking to customers on the telephone and via email taking orders 
  • Dispensing prescriptions
  • Using dispensary and stores computer systems to generate stock lists and labels
  • Helping to maintain reasonable dispensary stock levels
  • Receiving, loading, unloading incoming goods from wholesalers, manufacturers and elsewhere 
  • Answering queries on the supply and availability of medicines, where this is within their competence
  • Responding to telephone enquiries of a routine nature from patients, their representatives, members of the public
  • Drawing any problems identified or queries raised to the attention of pharmacists or pharmacy technicians
  • Pre-packing, assembling and labelling medicines
  • Ensuring that health and safety requirements are met

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent telephone manner
  • Good communication skills
  • The ability to read and carry out instructions
  • The ability to pay attention to detail
  • Manual dexterity

Personal qualities

  • Friendly
  • Helpful nature
  • Reliable
  • Punctual

Qualifications required

Ideally 4 GCSE's at grade D, including Science, Mathematics and English or equivalent qualifications.

Future prospects

To progress on to an Advanced Apprenticeship and train to become a Pharmacy Technician.

Things to consider

Importance of patient confidentiality is required within this role. You will need to have a basic understanding of the GPhC. From 1st October 2016 The National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over 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.

About the employer

We offer all the regular dispensing services you have come to expect and value from a Pharmacy but with the convenience of being able to order repeat medication over the internet (24-7) or via phone (during opening hours). We are a pharmacy based in Walsall and are fully registered with the GPhC (General Pharmaceutical Council). Using UK Trained and Registered pharmacists and dispensing technicians, we dispense both NHS prescriptions and private prescriptions, and our expert team can provide you with the advice and information you need to ensure you get the best out of your medication. We keep a wide range of Medicines, Supplements, Dressings and Ostomy Products to meet all our patient’s needs and make daily deliveries of medication to patients; home or work**. Our expert team has a wealth of knowledge and experience and is available to answer any questions you have about your medication or if you would like to discuss symptoms you may be experiencing.


118 Pharmacy Ltd



High Street



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Training provider

Intermediate Apprenticeship in Pharmacy:

  • Level 2 Certificate in Pharmaceutical Science (QCF)
  • Functional Skills at Level 1 in English and Mathematics
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS) Wokbook
  • Employee rights and responsibilities (ERR)Workbook

Apprenticeship framework

Health - Pharmacy Services

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Walsall College - Wisemore Campus


Emma Worth 01922 688638

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Closing date: 07 Oct 2017