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Apprentice Retail Pharmacy Assistant -Day Lewis Pharmacy - Ledbury Day Lewis

To work as part of a pharmacy team under the supervision of the registered Pharmacist and to ensure an accurate, timely, high quality dispensary / counter service is provided to our customers in a caring, friendly, and professional manner. You will be working towards completing a level 2 in retail plus additional qualifications for dispensing.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 20 Dec 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £180.00

  • Working week

    Pharmacy opens 9am-6pm Monday – Friday, 9 am – 1pm Saturdays. Apprentice will work 30 hours over 5 days each week with a mix of weekend shifts. TBA.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    22 Dec 2021

  • Date posted

    23 Aug 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001756117

  • Positions

    1 available

You will complete the following:
Retail Level 2 Apprenticeship + 2 GPhC Accredited Courses delivered by the National Pharmacy Association (NPA) Medicines Counter Assistant and Accredited Dispensing Assistant Course.
NPA Courses will commence around 8 weeks after you have been enrolled on the Retail Level 2 Apprenticeship. NPA Courses must be completed within the first 12 months of employment at the Pharmacy.
Your Retailer Level 2 Apprenticeship will be delivered by Qube Learning who are a National Training Provider. As a student within Qube Learning you will have a dedicated Skills Tutor who will visit you every 4- 6 weeks and deliver a bespoke teaching and learning session.
Your Apprenticeship Training Programme + NPA Courses should be completed in around 15 months. Functional Skills (Maths and English) may form part of your programme.
Qube Talent are currently working with Day Lewis Pharmacy to assist them in finding their next Apprentice superstar!
As an Apprentice at Day Lewis you will:

  • Complete all NHS and other pharmacy service paperwork
  • Undertake the training required by the company to fulfil your role effectively and ensure a high degree of professionalism
  • Keep up to date with current pharmacy practice, new drugs, and their uses
  • Respect and maintain confidentiality of information concerning customers, colleagues, company policies and statistics in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation
  • Ensure that customers receive excellent service
  • Handing out medications to customers
  • Ensure that the pharmacy always projects a professional image
  • Ensure that all areas within the pharmacy are clean, tidy, and well organised with special attention to risk management guidelines
  • Use the EPOS back office function to order and maintain the required stock levels in the pharmacy
  • Ensure high standards of pharmacy stock management, reduce stock holding and ensure maximum profitability
  • Ensure all orders are checked off accurately, and stock stored with care
  • Ensure the date checking procedure is maintained and recorded

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills
  • Good listening skills
  • Organisational skills

Personal qualities

  • Kind
  • Caring
  • Accurate
  • Reliable

Desired qualifications

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

Future prospects

It is hoped that the successful candidate will complete their apprenticeship successfully, remain with Day Lewis and grow their career within the company. Progression routes to become a Pharmacy Tech/ACT level/Manger.

Things to consider

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About the employer

The Day Lewis Group is an award winning family business, consisting of one of the largest independent pharmacy chains in the UK and Europe. Founded by the late Kirit Patel MBE and his brother JC Patel in 1975.

The business is now under the leadership of siblings, Jay, Rupa & Sam. The Group remains a family-owned entity today, having grown from one pharmacy in Southborough to owning and managing over 300 pharmacies in the UK today. Day Lewis employs over 2600 people and has a major presence in the South of England, from Cornwall to Greater London. The company also has the management rights to the pharmacy concession in Harrods, the world famous department store in Knightsbridge, London.

As well as a strong retail pharmacy base, the Group contains a central distribution division, with warehouses equipped with Knapp automation, in order to supply over 4500 pharmaceutical products to its retail pharmacies in the UK.

Throughout its dynamic history in community pharmacy and the business arena, Day Lewis has advanced from being a traditional retail pharmacy business, dispensing medication and offering retail products, into a patient-orientated service provider.

The success of the group has been largely attributed to its employees and its organisational culture. The company's core purpose is 'To help people in the community stay healthy and feel better'.

Further, the Group has a strong set of core values which are:

  • To keep our caring family culture
  • To look after our customers
  • To be disciplined and professional
  • To be different through innovation
  • To reward, recognise and empower
  • To have fun Going forward, Day Lewis aspires to grow through acquisition whilst still maintaining its independence and family culture

Employer

Day Lewis

Address

2

Bye Street

Ledbury

HR8 2AA

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Training

Training provider

Qube Learning

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Qube Qualifications And Development Limited

Contact

Natalya Palmer

Retailer level 2 qualification

2 National Pharmacy association qualifications (Counter assistant & Medical dispensing)

 Functional Skills in maths and English if required

Apprenticeship standard

Retailer

Level 2 (GCSE)


Employer's Application Instructions

Please click on the link below to apply

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 20 Dec 2021