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Apprentice Pharmacy Services Assistant Styvechale Pharmacy

This is a fantastic opportunity to join an established and professional pharmacy with a reputation for its amazing service to customers in Coventry. It is the perfect chance to begin a career in an exciting industry.

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Closing date: 28 Dec 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: shifts between Monday and Saturday Holidays: statutory Sick Pay: Statutory

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    06 Jan 2022

  • Date posted

    08 Aug 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001749138

  • Positions

    1 available

The role of a pharmacy services assistant is varied and different every day.  It involves many duties including:

  • Counter services both prescription and over the counter medication
  • Stock control operations
  • Dealing with customers both face to face and on the phone
  • Sales and cash handling
  • Working closely with the pharmacist and other members of staff
  • Taking in and handing out prescriptions
  • Promoting services

Once you have applied for this apprenticeship, you will also need to attend an appointment with our College Curriculum team. An email and text will be sent to you to apply on the college website for your chosen apprenticeship framework. Once you have applied via the link provided you will then be sent an email and a letter inviting you into the College to meet with the relevant curriculum team, who will confirm that you are eligible for the apprenticeship.

If you have already applied and attended an appointment session at one of our colleges, please contact your Recruitment Advisor to discuss your interest in this specific vacancy. You do not need to apply again to the college.

 

 


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Communication skills
  • Team working
  • Computer skills

Personal qualities

  • A team worker who can communicate with customers and members of the team
  • Confident
  • Honest and reliable
  • Willingness to learn

Desired qualifications

GCSE Grades C/4 or above to include maths and English or equivalent qualifications.

Future prospects

Career in Pharmacy industry

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.

As of the 1st April 2021 The National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £4.30per hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.


About the employer

 

Supporting the city of Coventry and its residents, Styvechale Pharmacy has a wide range of NHS & Private services to meet your healthcare needs.

 

 

Employer

Styvechale Pharmacy

Address

84

Baginton Road

Coventry

CV3 6FQ

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Training

Training provider

BIRMINGHAM METROPOLITAN COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Birmingham Metropolitan College

Contact

Zeaba Winning zeaba.winning@bmet.ac.uk

As of 1st August 2020, the new Standard has replaced the previous Framework Apprenticeship.

 

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:

1. 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. 

2. 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. 

3. 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.  

4. 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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