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Apprentice Pharmacy Services Assistant Hill Pharmacy

This is a great opportunity to join an established and busy pharmacy and to begin your career in an industry which will allow you to grow and develop your skills and knowledge alongside an experienced team.

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Closing date: 26 May 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £144.30 to £285.00

    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

    Shifts between Monday and Saturday (TBC), working hours TBC, breaks - one hour unpaid. Holidays: statutory plus bank holidays. Sick Pay: Statutory

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    30 May 2022

  • Date posted

    27 Jan 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The role of a pharmacy services assistant is varied and different every day. 

The key duties include:

  • Sales of over the counter medication
  • 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
  • Receiving incoming goods
  • Answering queries
  • Working closely with the Pharmacist
  • Ensuring that health and safety requirements are met

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Computer skills useful and the ability to work as a team
  • Must also have good communication skills which can be further developed
  • Communication skills

Personal qualities

  • Motivated
  • Honest & reliable
  • Punctual
  • Team worker
  • Able to maintain client confidentiality

Desired qualifications

GCSE Grades C/4 or above to include maths and English or equivalent qualifications.

Future prospects

Full-time role.

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:

About the employer

Hills Pharmacy365. 

Welcome to Hills Pharmacy 365, a new way to access your chosen pharmacy, 365 days a year.

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

Over the past few months, we have been asked the question: 'do we remain open everyday? It would be so nice to have a local pharmacy open throughout the year.'

So, we have listened and decided that we will keep all our pharmacy stores open EVERYDAY of the year including New Years Day, Easter Period, All Bank Holidays and both Christmas and Boxing Days till late, so that when you need us the most, we are always there for you!

We take care and pride in providing all our services with UK registered pharmacists available to speak to you without the need to make an appointment.


Hill Pharmacy



Hill Top Road


B68 9DU

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Birmingham Metropolitan College


Zeaba Winning 07712407430

As of 1st August 2020, the new Standard has replaced the previous Framework Apprenticeship.

Pharmacy Services Assistant Level 2.

Standards are occupation-focused; they are not qualification-led. The learning happens throughout the apprenticeship. And the apprentice is assessed at the end. There is a focus on key areas - knowledge, skills and behaviours (KSB).

Highlights of the new Standard:

  • There is a major shift from assessing to learning. Instead of continually assessing learners, assessors will be more like tutors or mentors - planning activities, sending feedback and supporting apprentices until the EPA (End Point Assessment). The EPAO (End Point Assessment Organisation) will then be responsible for assessing the apprentice 
  • Instead of assessing apprentices, on-programme learning will meet all the KSBs in the standard and prepare apprentices for their EPA. Mentors will need to check which assessment methods are used in the EPA and do mock tests and practice runs as the apprentice approaches the EPA
  • The standards include a 20% off-the-job training requirement. This means providers and employers need to work together to plan learning activities outside of the apprentice's normal working duties. Off-the-job training is mandatory and will be audited, so it needs to be properly organised and recorded
  • Apprentices are now graded according to their performance in the EPA. This means mentors will need to work closely with their learners to get the most out of them - planning activities to coach borderline apprentices and stretch and challenge high achievers

Apprenticeship standard

Pharmacy services assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)

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