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Apprentice Pharmacy Services Assistant Our Pharmacy

A pharmacy based in Failsworth are hoping to recruit a hardworking and determined candidate to work within their small team of qualified professionals, as an apprentice pharmacy assistant. For the right person, there is the opportunity to secure full-time employment and progress to higher level qualifications.

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Closing date: 05 Jun 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £177.97

    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

    Mon-Fri 11.00-7.00pm

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    13 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    31 Jan 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001814693

  • Positions

    1 available

Duties to include:

  • Patient consultations (after training)
  • Dispensing medicine (all training provided)
  • General admin
  • Dealing with over the counter and phone enquiries
  • Use of the computer and the pharmacy specific software
  • Checking off and unpacking orders
  • Stock management
  • Date checking of stock
  • Processing NHS prescriptions

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills
  • Good customer service skills are necessary as there are many interactions during the normal working day with other staff members, patients, and healthcare professionals
  • Good organisation skills

Personal qualities

  • Punctual
  • Friendly
  • Keen to progress
  • Must be willing to work as part of a team
  • Work hard to achieve the qualification they are working towards
  • Willingness to learn

Desired qualifications

GCSEs at grades C/4 or above (or equivalent) would be desirable but not essential as every candidate will be considered on Merit.

Future prospects

Full-time permanent role for the right person and potential for future training.

Things to consider

If arriving by public transport, please check travel time before applying. You will need a computer/laptop for the apprenticeship training currently as our assessors will be delivering remotely with the current situation.


About the employer

We are located in Failsworth. We provide pharmacy services under NHS contract to the whole of England.

We provide general pharmaceutical services for the population and we have expertise in providing bespoke solutions for care home residents and other vulnerable groups.

Employer

Our Pharmacy

Address

229 Oldham Road

Failsworth

MANCHESTER

M35 0AY

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Training

Training provider

WOODSPEEN TRAINING LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Woodspeen Training

Contact

philip Taylor 01484 429359 philip.taylor@woodspeentraining.co.uk

Level 2 Pharmacy Services Assistant apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 1/2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • GPHC Approved qualification
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)
  • Own in-house training

Apprenticeship standard

Pharmacy services assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)


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