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Apprentice Pharmaceutical Assistant Royal Docks Pharmacy

Working as an assistant in a Pharmacy serving customers in the local community. Advising on over the counter medication and assisting in dispensary.

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Closing date: 04 Jul 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Four days a week 10,00am to 7pm with 1-hour lunch which is unpaid. 1 day a week at college

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    11 Jul 2022

  • Date posted

    26 Jan 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Duties will include:

  • Reading prescriptions, labelling and dispensing prescribed medicines
  • Assiting to calculate quantities and doses of medicines
  • Promote information on Healthy Living
  • Providing information and advice to patients on how to use their medication
  • Advising members of the public about over the counter (non-prescribed) medicines and management of minor ailments
  • Selling over-the-counter medicines and other items stocked by the chemist
  • Promoting other services offered by the pharmacy
  • Stock procurement and control
  • Maintaining individual records of patient’s prescriptions, usually using the pharmacy computer system

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Customer service skills
  • Experience of health care or social care
  • Work experience in dealing with customers
  • Good IT skills
  • Good communicators, friendly, patient and helpful

Personal qualities

  • Organised, responsible and careful, particularly when dealing with prescribed and non-prescribed medication on the premises
  • Able to work within a professional code of ethics and keep information private, as they deal with sensitive information about people
  • Must be willing and able to take direction
  • Able to work as part of a small team
  • Accurate and observant, with an eye for detail
  • Gain satisfaction from providing services to pharmacy customers

Desired qualifications

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

Future prospects

  • Continued employment
  • Supervisor or Manager
  • Sales or marketing
  • Work in hospital or pharmaceutical company

Things to consider

  • The successful candidate will be required to attend Barking and Dagenham College on a day release basis
  • The right applicant will also be enrolled in the counteract programme run by the NPA

About the employer

A Community Pharmacy based in East London.


Royal Docks Pharmacy



Evelyn Road


E16 1TU

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Barking and Dagenham College


Level 2 Standard In Pharmacy

Apprenticeship standard

Pharmacy services assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)

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