Apprentice Pharmacy Assistant Gibsons Pharmacy Ltd

Gibsons Pharmacy in the heart of the Undercliffe area of Bradford are looking for a hardworking candidate to work as an Apprentice Pharmacy Assistant.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 12 Nov 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


    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    20 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    5 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

You will be part of a dynamic and enthusiastic team providing expert healthcare to the local community. 

Working with a team of professionals and helping with day-to-day tasks such as:

  • consultations
  • dispensing medicine
  • general admin

the suitable candidate will be spending time in both the retail and dispensary sides of the pharmacy.

Other tasks include;

  • Using the cash till,
  • merchandising,
  • dealing with internet and phone enquiries
  • use of the computer and the pharmacy specific software
  • checking off and unpacking orders
  • stock management
  • date checking of stock
  • processing NHS prescriptions.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Good communication skills are necessary as there are many interactions during the normal working day with other staff members, patients and healthcare professionals from the attached surgery. Numeracy and Language skills are of benefit to candidates.

Personal qualities

  • Candidates must be punctual and friendly.
  • Must be willing to work as part of a team other pharmacists and work hard to achieve the apprenticeship qualification and help the company grow as a whole.

Qualifications required

GCSE A to C in Maths and English or equivalent qualification. Candidates who achieve Entry Level 3 at functional skills testing at initial assessment at City Training Services will also be considered.

Future prospects

On completion of the Intermediate Apprenticeship, individuals will have the opportunity to apply to progress on to the Advanced Apprenticeship.

Things to consider

You should make sure you are able to travel to the company and college before you apply for this vacancy. Make sure your travel costs are realistic for your apprentice salary. Please look at to plan your journey. To prepare yourself for interview please make sure you have researched this role before applying to familiarise yourself with typical duties and have a look at the company’s website. ALL applications must be done through DO NOT CONTACT THE EMPLOYER DIRECTLY. This vacancy may close early if sufficient applications are received. Please ensure you apply early to avoid disappointment.

About the employer

Gibsons Pharmacy, a chemist in the heart of Undercliffe has been serving the local community for many years. An NHS registered pharmacy, it's staff provide over-the-counter and prescription services.


Gibsons Pharmacy Ltd



Lowther Street



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Training provider

Competency qualification: Apprentices will be required to produce work and build an e-portfolio of evidence through blended learning which will include practical and written knowledge assessments which are carried out in the workplace.   

Knowledge qualification is delivered via e-learning.
Functional Skills at level 1 in Maths and English delivered via blended learning (e-learning and assessed activity / examination either in the classroom or workplace.

Employment Rights & Responsibilities are delivered via a workbook and completed in the workplace. 

Personal Learning & Thinking Skills are embedded in the competency and knowledge qualifications.

Apprenticeship framework

Health Pharmacy Services

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by City Training Services


Melissa Edge 01274 728316

Employer's Application Instructions

If you would like to be considered for this role then please apply online at and you will be invited to sit an initial assessment at City Training Services. If you have previously applied, please call our recruitment team on 01274 728316 and quote the NAS reference number. ***Please ensure that you quote the reference number of the vacancy you wish to be considered for within the ‘Additional Information’ section of the Application Form***

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 12 Nov 2017