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Pharmacy Assistant Apprenticeship Oldbury Pharmacy

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Closing date: 28 Aug 2023

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, 9am - 5pm. Alternate Saturdays (TBC).

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    29 Aug 2023

  • Date posted

    02 Mar 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

Duties will include: 

  • Issuing stock items and prepared prescriptions
  • Basic over the counter queries
  • Collection of prescription charges/checking patient exemption statements
  • Operation of efficient stock control appropriate to the needs of the dispensary with the objective of ensuring continuity of supply for patients and minimising wastage
  • Ensuring that drugs are received and stored in an appropriate manner in accordance with the manufacturers’ instructions
  • Ensuring that refrigerated items are stored at the appropriate temperature and maintaining the temperature control record
  • Ensuring that that all dispensary equipment is kept clean and kept in good working order
  • Maintaining full and accurate records of all dispensing transactions
  • Ordering and unpacking stock orders
  • Dispensing and checking repeat prescriptions and prescriptions from surgeries under the supervision of a dispenser
  • Taking orders for repeats and dealing with queries
  • Using the computer to keep records up to date
  • Dealing with queries from patients regarding their prescriptions
  • Handling controlled drugs (and keeping register)
  • Handling prescription money and operating/balancing the till

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Great customer service

Personal qualities

  • Systematic
  • Methodical and meticulous
  • Good morals and principles to do the best for others
  • Highly professional approach
  • Hardworking within the dispensary team and independent
  • Flexible

Desired qualifications

  • 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) including maths and English

Future prospects

Full-time role and progression for the right person.

About the employer

Some of our most popular in-store Pharmacy services include Free Stop Smoking Clinic. Our Pharmacist will be happy to give you advice on how to stop smoking in the privacy of our consultation room. 

We can also point you in the direction of NHS and other helpful services. Our Pharmacist can help with Weight Loss & Management they can offer the support, as well as the products you need to control your weight - from slimming supplements and powder snacks to dietary food & drink. Healthy Eating Advice, whether it’s for medical or lifestyle reasons, we’ll give you expert advice on how to Eat Smart.  

Prescription Collection: We dispense both NHS and private prescriptions. We offer FREE delivery. If you have a repeat prescription, we can transfer it electronically from your surgery and dispense it at our store for hassle-free collection or delivery.

Repeat Prescription Collection:  It’s easy to forget all about your repeat prescriptions. But help is at hand, because now you can register for our FREE Repeat Prescription Management service to make sure you always have the medication you need when you need it. Plus, you can collect your prescription from us in evenings and weekends as we are open 7 days.


Oldbury Pharmacy



Causeway Green Road


B68 8LS

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Halesowen College


Jordan Gwinnett 07458086095

Pharmacy Services Assistant - Level 2.

Apprenticeship standard

Pharmacy services assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)

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