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Apprentice Pharmacy Assistant Primary Health Solutions Ltd

This is an exciting new vacancy for someone who wants to start off their career in Pharmacy. Providing information and advice to patients on how to use their medication.

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Closing date: 31 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    1 day at college and 4 days in pharmacy between 9am-6pm, days to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 39.00

  • Expected duration

    14 months

  • Possible start date

    16 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    30 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

  • Reading prescriptions, labelling and dispensing prescribed medicines
  • Calculating quantities and doses of medicines
  • Providing information and advice to patients on how to use their medication
  • Advising members of the public about over-the-counter (non-prescribed) medicines and management of minor ailments
  • Selling over-the-counter medicines and other items stocked by the chemist
  • Promoting other services offered by the pharmacy
  • Stock procurement and control
  • Maintaining individual records of patient’s prescriptions, usually using the pharmacy computer system

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills
  • Good IT skills

Personal qualities

  • Patient
  • Motivated
  • Excellent timekeeper
  • Happy and Positive

Desired qualifications

GCSEs 4-9 or C-A* in maths and English or equivalent qualifications.

Future prospects

Work as a pharmacy dispenser.

Things to consider

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week), For more information please visit:

About the employer

Essex on Line Pharmacy is an NHS approved pharmacy run by a team of fully qualified UK based pharmacists and healthcare professionals.

The vision we share is to provide a fast, free and reliable medication delivery service to our customers.


Primary Health Solutions Ltd



Civic Square


RM18 8AD

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Barking and Dagenham College


Lynn Parsonage

  • Pharmacy level 2 standard
  • Functional skills English and maths

Apprenticeship standard

Pharmacy services assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)

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