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Pharmacy Assistant Apprenticeship Ash Trees Holdings (Carnforth) Ltd

The post holder will work with patients everyday and help with their prescription queries, either face to face or over the telephone.

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

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Closing date: 27 Jun 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    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 and shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Expected duration

    1 years

  • Possible start date

    28 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    13 Jan 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Responsibilities will include:

  • Answer the telephone
  • Check daily order and put stock away
  • Count pills
  • Label bottles
  • Organise prescriptions
  • Date checking of the dispensary
  • Using computer system to generate labels and stock lists
  • Monitor and maintain inventory of medications
  • Engaging with patients and clinicians

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good standard of English and maths
  • Computer experience
  • Good communication skills

Personal qualities

  • Good team player
  • Has an interest in working within a healthcare setting
  • Caring and empathetic as will need to deal with many vulnerable patients
  • Should be able to use own initiative

Desired qualifications

4 GCSEs at grades A*-D/9-3 (or equivalent) including maths and English.

Candidates who have not attended an Apprenticeship Interview at LMC prior to Interview must achieve at least a Level 1 on the Initial Assessment to be complete prior to enrolment.  

Future prospects

Good career progression, training opportunities to develop within community pharmacy.

Things to consider

Interviews will take place on Tuesday afternoons at Lancaster & Morecambe College.

About the employer

GP Surgery over six sites, the main site is based at Carnforth and would be the site that the apprentice would be located.  The surgery has approximately 28000 registered patients.  There are 14 GP partners who are supported by a clinical team consisting of nurse practitioners, pharmacists, physiotherapists, paramedics and salaried GPs.  The GPs/clinical team are supported by a wealth of administrators including patient advisors, secretaries, clinical coding team, prescription clerks and the apprentice will support many of these admin teams in their day to day role.


Ash Trees Holdings (Carnforth) Ltd


Market Street



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Lancaster & Morecambe College


Employer Engagement Team 01524 521483

Level 2 Customer Service Practitioner apprenticeship standard.

  • Relevant training will be provided through Lancaster & Morecambe College
  • Functional Skills may be required if entry requirements not met

Apprenticeship standard

Customer service practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 27 Jun 2022