Pharmacy Counter Dispensing Assistant Apprenticeship Baljinder Singh

Dosette online pharmacy is offering a hard-working and enthusiastic candidate an opportunity to start their career in the pharmaceutical health sciences sector as an Apprentice Dispensary Assistant.

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Closing date: 16 Nov 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £122.50

    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

    Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    30 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    28 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC091062670

  • Positions

    1 available

The post holder will work in a small but busy pharmacy dispensing hub and assist the Pharmacist in the dispensing of medication.
The successful candidate will predominately be based in the hub in the Daybrook area of Nottingham assisting in the dispensing of medication; you will also be given the opportunity to work in a local branch where you will gain key skills assisting customers on the counter. If you are passionate about pursuing a career in the pharmacy sector, this role is a fantastic opportunity with great potential.

Main duties include:

  • Ordering, receiving and storing pharmaceutical stock
  • Receiving prescriptions and ordering prescriptions
  • Making up blister packs
  • Dispensing once trained
  • Labelling of prescriptions
  • Liaising with customers over the phone
  • Duping and disposing of medicines
  • Managing stock levels, replenishing and cleaning sales areas
  • Receive incoming supplies, verify quantities against orders and inform supervisor of stock needs and shortages
  • Ensuring standards for quality, customer service and health and safety are met
  • 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 attend college 1 day per month


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • You will need to be a good communicator
  • Be able to work accurately, pay attention to detail and also 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 idea candidate will also be mature and understand the importance of confidentiality when handing the personal data of patients and customers

Qualifications required

  • 5 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 to the employers address in accordance with the working hours

About the employer

Dosette Pharmacy.co.uk is the new online chemist that is open around the clock to meet the needs of customers that are unable to access conventional shops for their health and beauty products. Within their team they have five qualified Pharmacists with a total experience of over 100 years of pharmaceutical experience. At Dosette pharmacy.co.uk they specialise in Medicine Management by arranging your medicine to be professionally organised into a Dosette pack (blister pack), maximising compliance and ensuring the administration of medicines both safer and easier. They will go that extra mile to ensure that you receive the best pharmaceutical service.

Employer

Baljinder Singh

Address

100 Sherbrook Road

Daybrook

Nottingham

NG5 6AT

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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 18 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: 16 Nov 2017