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Apprentice Dispensing Assistant Henconner Pharmacy

Henconner Pharmacy, between Pudsey and Bramley, is searching for a hardworking and determined candidate to work with their small team of qualified professionals as an Apprentice Pharmacy Assistant.

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Closing date: 27 May 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

    Monday - Friday, 09:00 - 18:00. Saturday 9:00 - 12:00

    Total hours per week: 34.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    30 May 2022

  • Date posted

    13 Jan 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

You will be part of a dynamic and enthusiastic team providing over the counter and prescription pharmaceutical services to the local community. 

Helping with day-to-day tasks such as:

  • Consultations
  • Dispensing medicine
  • General admin

The suitable candidate will be spending their time in both the shop-front retail and dispensary sides of the pharmacy.

Other tasks include:

  • Operating the cash till
  • Merchandising
  • Reacting to incoming internet and phone enquiries
  • Use of the computer and the pharmacy specific software
  • Handling and unpacking orders
  • Stock management
  • Date-checking of stock
  • Processing NHS prescriptions
  • Provide advice on symptoms related to minor ailments which the public may ask about at the pharmacy
  • Provide advice on the safe and effective use of Over the Counter Medicines
  • Identify requests for advice or treatment of minor ailments which must be referred to the appropriate team member according to organisational procedures
  • Sell over the counter medicines and products according to organisational and legal requirements
  • Support pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to manager patients with long term conditions by promoting services such as health checks and smoking cessation programmes
  • Gather relevant information such as smoking habits, medicines taken, health issues such as heart disease or diabetes, lifestyle factors such as alcohol use, diet and exercise and signpost to external agencies that can help and refer to the pharmacist when appropriate

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • The successful candidate will be able to communicate clearly and effectively with other staff members, customers and healthcare professionals to ensure high standards of service are maintained
  • A basic IT proficiency and strong organisational skills are also preferred
  • Organisation skills
  • Clear telephone manner
  • Commercially astute
  • Fully conversant in Microsoft Office packages e.g. Excel and Word

Personal qualities

  • Presentable appearance
  • An ability to deal with clients in a professional manner

Desired qualifications

  • GCSEs at grades A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent) In English and maths

Future prospects

  • On completion of the Intermediate Apprenticeship, individuals will have the opportunity to apply to progress on to the Advanced Apprenticeship

About the employer

Henconner Pharmacy, between Pudsey and Bramley on the outskirts of Leeds, has been serving the local community for many years. An NHS registered pharmacy, its staff provide over the counter and prescription services.


Henconner Pharmacy



Pudsey Road


LS13 4JA

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by City Training Services


Tom Hughes 01274 728316

Competency qualification:

  • Apprentices will be required to produce work and build an e-portfolio of evidence through blended learning which will include practical and written knowledge assessments which are carried out in the workplace

Pharmacy Services Assistant Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard:

Apprentices will be required to produce work and build an e-portfolio of evidence through blended learning which will include practical and written knowledge assessments which are carried out in the workplace. There will be an (EPA) end point assessment at the end of the apprenticeship.

  • Level 2 functional skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)

Apprenticeship standard

Pharmacy services assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)

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