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Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship Pharmacy Services Vantage Pharmacy

Vantage Pharmacy based near Whitemoor/Aspley, Nottingham are offering a hard-working and enthusiastic candidate an opportunity to start their career in the pharmaceutical health sciences sector as an Apprentice Pharmacy Services Assistant.

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Closing date: 03 Jan 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £168.75

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday shifts to be agreed around pharmacy opening hours 8.30am to 7.00pm

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    06 Jan 2022

  • Date posted

    12 Aug 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001751124

  • Positions

    1 available

The post holder will to work with customers on the counter and also assist the pharmacist in the dispensing of medication in their busy pharmacy.

Main duties include:

  • Assist in the sale of over the counter medicines
  • Complete prescription receipt and collection
  • Ordering, receiving and storing pharmaceutical stock
  • Liaising with customers in all areas of sales, including specialised products providing a highly personalised approach
  • Managing stock levels, replenishing and cleaning sales areas
  • Receive and store incoming supplies, verify quantities against orders and inform supervisor of stock needs and shortages
  • Assisting future sales and maximum profits, by the analysing of seasonal trends and product selection
  • Processing payments of various kinds, using the till, including handling of credit/debit cards, cheques and accounts
  • Assisting in the reconciliation of the till at the end of each shift/or following day if requested to do so by the manager
  • Ensuring standards for quality, customer service and health and safety are met
  • Maintaining awareness of market trends and advertising, updating sales display areas
  • Dealing with sales as and when required, serve customers showing high standards of customer care at all times, providing a helpful and friendly service, in order to maximise sales
  • To utilise specialist product knowledge when required
  • To maintain a clean and tidy working environment
  • To complete compulsory training as required
  • To carry out other duties which naturally fall within the reasonable expectations of the role

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communicator
  • Able to work accurately
  • Pay attention to detail
  • Enjoy working as part of a team

Personal qualities

  • Be a quick learner
  • Proactive and show initiative
  • Be a team player and able to prioritise workload at a busy time, remaining calm
  • Dedicated and willing to work in line with strict procedural guidelines to ensure the assignments are handed in on time
  • Understand the importance of confidentiality when handing the personal data of patients and customers

Desired qualifications

GCSE's grade A*-D/9-3 or equivalent Functional Skills Level 1 in maths and English.

Future prospects

Potential of a permanent role at the end of the apprenticeship dependent upon the performance.

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


About the employer

We are an independent NHS Community Pharmacy serving the people of Nottingham.

Employer

Vantage Pharmacy

Address

Melbourne Road

Aspley

Nottingham

NG8 5HL

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Training

Training provider

NOTTINGHAM COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Nottingham College

Contact

Nottingham College Apprenticeship Team

You will need to complete the following qualifications to achieve the full Apprenticeship:

  • Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Pharmacy Service Assistant
  • Btec Level 2 certificate in the Principles and Practice for Pharmacy Support Staff
  • Functional Skills Level 1/2 maths and English if required

Apprenticeship standard

Pharmacy services assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)


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