Pharmacy Counter Assistant Apprentice G Whitfield Ltd

G Whitfield Ltd is family run company and are looking to take the time to invest in our apprenticeship programme to provide you with an excellent opportunity to progress into a career with them.

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Closing date: 02 Nov 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Wage

    To be agreed upon appointment

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9am - 6pm (1 hour lunch break)

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    13 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    06 Oct 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

We are looking for a young enthusiastic person, to work in retail pharmacy environment. The Ideal candidate, must be smart and have good communication, customer and I.T Skills. You must also be willing to complete the required pharmacy courses to progress in your carer.

The Pharmacy counter assistant role will include the following duties:

  • Working the pharmacy shop floor
  • Stock management
  • Customer service to patients, helping choosing right product.
  • Handing in & out prescriptions

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Willing to help customers.
  • Good in I.T skills.
  • Confident and easy to approach.

Personal qualities

  • Must be honest, sincere and hard working person.
  • Must be smart and pro-active person.
  • Willing to learn and improve their practice.

Qualifications required

  • GCSE grade A*-C in Maths and English (or equivalent).

Future prospects

After the successful completion of Apprenticeship, candidates will potentially be considered for permanent employment.

Things to consider

There are 2 separate roles for this vacancy 1 at their Hetton-Le-Hole site and 1 at their Houghton-Le-Spring site.

About the employer

Whitifeld's Pharmacy is a local, family run business consisting of eight pharmacies; incorporating G. Whitfield Ltd And R. Whitfield Ltd. The company has proudly served the local community since Robert Whitfield opened the first branch of R. Whitfield Ltd in 1919 in Easington Lane. The company is currently run by fourth generation members of the Whitfield family, who themselves are also pharmacists and work within the pharmacy business. The company has continued to expand to include a modern Health Centre Pharmacy in Hetton-Le-Hole, New York Pharmacy in North Tyneside and Chilton Moor Pharmacy in Houghton-Le-Spring. The company has invested heavily in all of the pharmacies to ensure they provide an outstanding service to patients in modern, innovative environments. The company prides itself in the quality of staff it employs who are all highly trained and experienced in all aspects of pharmacy and customer service


G Whitfield Ltd


Francis Way

Houghton Le Spring


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Training provider

  • Full NVQ and Technical Certificate at Level 2 in Pharmacy Services

Apprenticeship framework

Health Pharmacy Services

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by City of Sunderland College

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Closing date: 02 Nov 2017