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Pharmacy Assistant Apprentice Coven Pharmacy

Fantastic opportunity for someone with an interest in science and an ability to learn fast to jump-start an exciting career in pharmacy. Are you looking to pursue a new career in Pharmacy where you can earn a salary whilst you learn and become qualified as a Medical professional?

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Closing date: 15 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £129.00

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Days and shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    17 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    07 Jan 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001675377

  • Positions

    1 available

Duties will include:

  • Taking in and handing out prescriptions
  • Dispensing prescriptions
  • Using dispensary and stores computer systems to generate stock lists and labels
  • Helping to maintain reasonable dispensary stock levels
  • Ordering items for use within a department
  • Receiving, loading, unloading incoming goods from wholesalers, manufacturers and elsewhere
  • Selling over the counter medicines
  • Answering queries on the supply and availability of medicines, where this is within their competence
  • Responding to telephone and face to face enquiries of a routine nature from patients, their representatives, members of the public and a wide range of staff groups, either in a pharmacy or in a ward, and referring queries to the relevant member of the pharmacy team when necessary
  • 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

  • Must be able to think on the spot
  • Have the desire to learn
  • Computer skills 
  • The ability to work as a team
  • Must also have good communication skills which can be further developed

Personal qualities

  • Positive
  • Motivated
  • Enthusiastic
  • Honest & reliable
  • Punctual
  • Attitude of wanting to learn new skills

Desired qualifications

GCSEs at grades C/4 or above (or equivalent) in maths and English.

Future prospects

A successful apprenticeship will possibly lead to a full-time permanent contract.


About the employer

A community-based pharmacy with the vision to give our customers the best healthcare advice and an outstanding quality of service in a friendly and welcoming environment.

Employer

Coven Pharmacy

Address

25

Brewood Road

Wolverhampton

WV9 5BX

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Training

Training provider

WALSALL COLLEGE

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

Contact

Emma Worth 01922 688638 eworth@walsallcollege.ac.uk

  • Level 2 Pharmacy Services Assistant apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 1/2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)

 

Weekly release at our Walsall Campus - 1 day per week (term time only). Sessions may be remote. 

Full-time apprentices will typically spend 15 months on-programme (before the gateway) working towards the occupational standard, with a minimum of 20% off the-job training.

The purpose of the end point assessment (EPA) is to test that an apprentice is fully capable of doing their job before they receive their apprenticeship certificate. It also helps to demonstrate that what an apprentice has learned can be applied in the real world.

The focus is now on the outcome of an apprenticeship and apprentices have to demonstrate the knowledge, skills and behaviours that employers have identified they need.

Apprenticeship standard

Pharmacy services assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)


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