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L2 Dispensary Assistant (Pharmacy) Apprenticeship Wylde Green Pharmacy

Fantastic opportunity for someone with an interest in science and an ability to learn quickly, to start an exciting career in pharmacy.

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Closing date: 27 May 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £192.40

    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

    Monday - Friday, Saturday work as and when required. Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    30 May 2022

  • Date posted

    08 Nov 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001788471

  • Positions

    1 available

Duties include:

  • Taking in and handing out prescriptions
  • Dispensing prescriptions
  • Using dispensary and stores computer systems to generate stock lists and labels
  • Helping to maintain reasonable dispensary stock levels
  • Ordering items for use within a department
  • Receiving, loading, unloading incoming goods from wholesalers, manufacturers and elsewhere
  • Selling over the counter medicines
  • Answering queries on the supply and availability of medicines, where this is within their competence
  • Responding to telephone and face to face enquiries of a routine nature from patients, their representatives, members of the public and a wide range of staff groups, either in a pharmacy or in a ward and referring queries to the relevant member of the pharmacy team when necessary
  • Drawing any problems identified or queries raised to the attention of pharmacists or pharmacy technicians
  • Pre-packing, assembling and labelling medicines
  • Ensuring that health and safety requirements are met
  • Sales of perfumes and cosmetics

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Computer skills useful
  • Must also have good communication skills which can be further developed

Personal qualities

  • The ability to work as a team
  • Must be able to forward think and have the desire to learn new skills
  • Working in a fast-paced environment
  • Positive
  • Motivated
  • Enthusiastic
  • Honest & reliable
  • Punctual

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE (or equivalent e.g. Functional Skills) grades C/4 or above to include maths and English

Future prospects

  • A successful apprenticeship may lead to a full-time permanent role

Things to consider

  • This role may include Saturday work

About the employer

Established Community Pharmacy business based in the West Midlands providing pharmaceutical services.

Employer

Wylde Green Pharmacy

Address

A 441

A 441

Birmingham Road

Sutton Coldfield

B72 1AX

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Training

Training provider

WALSALL COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Walsall College - Wisemore Campus

Contact

Emma Worth 01922 688638 eworth@walsallcollege.ac.uk

Health Pharmacy Services intermediate qualification. 

Weekly release at our Walsall Campus - 1 day per week (term time only). 

Full-time apprentices will typically spend 15 months on-programme (before the gateway) working towards the occupational standard, with a minimum of 20% off the-job training.

The purpose of the end point assessment (EPA) is to test that an apprentice is fully capable of doing their job before they receive their apprenticeship certificate. It also helps to demonstrate that what an apprentice has learned can be applied in the real world.

The focus is now on the outcome of an apprenticeship and apprentices have to demonstrate the knowledge, skills and behaviours that employers have identified they need.

Apprenticeship standard

Pharmacy services assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)


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