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Pharmacy Services Assistant Apprenticeship Wellington Road Surgery

An exciting opportunity has become available to work as part of a team, learning all aspects of dispensary duties with General Practice.

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Closing date: 29 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


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    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

    9am - 1pm, 2.30pm - 5.30pm, Monday to Friday.

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    15 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    15 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Roles & responsibilities to include:

  • Taking in and handing out prescriptions
  • Dispensing prescriptions
  • Use of computer to generate labels and stock lists
  • Ordering items
  • Unpacking and checking deliveries
  • Answering customer queries over the phone or face to face
  • Referring problems and queries to pharmacist or doctor
  • Cashing up/handling of monies
  • Stock rotation and date checking

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Computer literate
  • Customer service experience
  • Attention to detail
  • Accurate
  • Able to read and carry out instructions

Personal qualities

  • Responsible
  • Friendly
  • Helpful
  • Willing to learn
  • Calm
  • Polite
  • Approachable
  • Smart appearance
  • Kind
  • Reliable and honest
  • Punctual

Desired qualifications

  •  Minimum GCSE Grade C/4 pass in English and maths or equivalent 

Future prospects

  • Achieve L2 apprenticeship qualification on completion of the course
  • To become a permanent member of the Practice Dispensing Team

About the employer

General Practice - Caring for the people of Newport and the surrounding area since 1747, we occupy modern, well-equipped and purpose-built premises, offering a range of facilities and skills in addition to maintaining the traditional values of family medicine. We also dispense medicines from within the premises to those patients living in rural areas more than one mile from a chemist.


Wellington Road Surgery


Wellington Road


TF10 7HG

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Buttercups Training Limited


Maria Lawrence 0115 937 4936

  • Pharmacy Service Assistant Intermediate Apprenticeship
  • Functional Skills maths and English level 1 (with the option to complete level 2)
  • Safeguarding, Prevent and British Values

Apprenticeship standard

Pharmacy services assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)

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