Apprentice Pharmacy Assistant Medichem (Leeds) Ltd

Medichem Pharmacy in Leeds are looking for a bright and hardworking candidate to work with their team as an apprentice towards a level 2 qualification as a Pharmacy Assistant. If you would like a career in Pharmacy, apply today!

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

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Closing date: 22 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

    9-6 M-Sat with 1hr unpaid lunch

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    30 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    17 Oct 2016

  • 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 and 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. You must also have basic IT and organisational skills.

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

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

Saturday Work- 9am-1pm (Rota Based)

About the employer

Medichem Pharmacy have been serving the local community for many years, and are registered with the NHS. They offer multiple services, from repeat prescriptions to client consultations to over-the-counter sales.


Medichem (Leeds) Ltd


40-42 Harrogate Road



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Training provider

The successful candidate will need to complete an Intermediate Level Qualification, along with Functional Skills in Math’s English and IT if required.

Apprenticeship framework

Health - Pharmacy Services

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by City Training Services


Calvin Bowers 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: 22 Oct 2017