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Apprentice Pharmacy Assistant Deane Pharmacy

Are you interested in Science or medicine, or you enjoy helping customers and you can work in an organised way, then this may be the apprenticeship for you! Deane Pharmacy based in Bolton are looking to recruit 2 Apprentice Pharmacy Assistants to join their team and develop their career.

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Closing date: 26 Sep 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Shifts will be discussed at the interview.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    04 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    22 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

As an Apprentice Pharmacy Assistant at our busy medical centre pharmacy you will learn to be the first point of contact for our customers, who are from every walk of life, and whether they need healthcare advice, or their prescription dispensing, we will train you to provide the excellent customer service that we offer.

You will be supported in learning how to deal with customer prescriptions accurately. You will also be trained to sell over the counter medicines, order and label medication and manage and rotate stock levels. You will learn about how we sell our non-prescription medication, and how we display it on our shelves.

We will also train you to understand about patient confidentiality and data protection which are especially important when dealing with operational queries with GP’s and other healthcare professionals. Patient care is at the heart of all of our training, and so this role is quite a responsibility!

Don’t worry, we will give you plenty of training and support to help you complete your apprenticeship, ready for your next challenge. 

An Apprentice Pharmacy Assistant usually performs many of the following tasks: 

  • Serving customers and advising on minor ailments
  • Assisting maintenance of stock levels
  • Receiving incoming goods
  • Answering queries about medicines

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills

Personal qualities

  • Hardworking
  • Enthusiastic

Desired qualifications

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

Future prospects

There is the potential of progression to Level 3 for the right candidate upon successful completion of Level 2 Apprenticeship.

About the employer

Busy late-night community pharmacy based in Bolton.


Deane Pharmacy


Horsfield Street



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Trafford College


Mary Takhar 0161 886 7461

Level 2 Pharmacy Services Assistant apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • BTEC Level 2 Certificate in the Principles and Practice for Pharmacy Support Staff
  • Functional Skills in ICT, English, and maths (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)

Apprenticeship standard

Pharmacy services assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)

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