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Pharmacy Services Apprentice Care Services Pharmacy

This is a great opportunity for someone who is keen to get into Pharmaceutical industry. As an Apprentice Pharmacy Assistant, you will learn to be the first point of contact for our customers. Whether or not they need healthcare advice or their prescription dispensing, we will train you to provide the excellent customer service that we offer.

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Closing date: 01 Nov 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £172.00

    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

    Apprenticeship hrs - 9 – 6 with 1hr lunch. The occasional Saturday shifts are also required.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Dec 2021

  • Date posted

    21 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001741219

  • Positions

    1 available

Duties to include:

  • You will also be trained to order and label medication and manage and rotate stock levels
  • You will be supported in learning how to deal with customer prescriptions accurately
  • 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
  • Patient care is at the heart of all our training, and so this role is quite a responsibility
  • You will be working as part of our team
  • Don’t worry, we will give you plenty of training and support to help you complete your apprenticeship, ready for your next challenge.

There are great opportunities to develop your knowledge and skills here.

 


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Clear and concise written skills
  • Ability to prioritise tasks
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Good problem-solving skills
     

 

Personal qualities

  • Willingness to be trained and developed
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Flexible approach to work
  • Well presented, polite and well-spoken
  • Punctual
  • Trustworthy
  • Hardworking
     

Desired qualifications

  • Applicants will require as a minimum 4 GCSE’s at grade C/4 and above (must include English and maths) or an equivalent.
     

 

Future prospects

  • Progression to a pharmacy technician

Things to consider

As part of this apprenticeship, you will be required to travel to both the employer location and also attend college (in most cases). Please ensure that you have researched your travel arrangements and are happy with the time it will take and distance required to travel, before you apply for this vacancy.

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: https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates.


About the employer

Care Services Pharmacy is a General Pharmaceutical Council registered online pharmacy, offering prescription medicines and specialist care services. They are a distance selling pharmacy operating from a purpose-built dispensary that is closed to the public.

At Care Services Pharmacy they provide specialist services to the care industry. Established in 2012 they have fast built a reputation as a high-quality service provider.

They are available between the hours of 9am – 6pm and offer professional advice from their experienced pharmacy team.

 

Employer

Care Services Pharmacy

Address

154

Bordesley Green Road

Birmingham

B8 1BY

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Training

Training provider

BIRMINGHAM METROPOLITAN COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Birmingham Metropolitan College

Contact

Lisa McDonnell Lisa.McDonnell@bmet.ac.uk

  • Pharmacy services assistant level 2

Standards are occupation-focused; they are not qualification-led. The learning happens throughout the apprenticeship. And the apprentice is assessed at the end.  There is a focus on key areas – knowledge, skills and behaviours (KSB)

Highlights of the new Standard:

  • There is a major shift from assessing to learning. Instead of continually assessing learners, assessors will be more like tutors or mentors – planning activities, sending feedback and supporting apprentices until the EPA (End Point Assessment). The EPAO (End Point Assessment Organisation) will then be responsible for assessing the apprentice. 
  • Instead of assessing apprentices, on-programme learning will meet all the KSBs in the standard and prepare apprentices for their EPA. Mentors will need to check which assessment methods are used in the EPA and do mock tests and practice runs as the apprentice approaches the EPA. 
  • The standards include a 20% off-the-job training requirement. This means providers and employers need to work together to plan learning activities outside of the apprentice's normal working duties. Off-the-job training is mandatory and will be audited, so it needs to be properly organised and recorded.  
  • Apprentices are now graded according to their performance in the EPA. This means mentors will need to work closely with their learners to get the most out of them – planning activities to coach borderline apprentices and stretch and challenge high achievers.  

Apprenticeship standard

Pharmacy services assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)


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