Coronavirus (COVID-19): to find out how we can support you with your apprenticeship including if you have been affected by redundancy, read our updated information.

Level 2 Pharmacy Assistant Apprenticeship N & J BURNTWOOD LIMITED

An exciting opportunity to join a very busy Pharmacy. If you are a team player, who thrives in a busy working environment and looking to train to become a Pharmacy Dispensing Assistant then please apply now!

Sign in to apply

Closing date: 29 Jul 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

    30-40 hours per week, with shifts to be confirmed upon interview with the employer. Flexibility required.

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    10 Mar 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The range of duties is broad and will include the following:

  • Taking in and handing out prescriptions, dispensing prescriptions
  • Keeping the Pharmacy store well presented at all times
  • Using dispensary and stores computer systems to generate stock lists and labels
  • Helping to maintain reasonable dispensary stock levels
  • Ordering items for use within a department
  • Receiving, loading, unloading incoming goods from wholesalers, manufacturers and elsewhere
  • Selling over the counter medicines
  • Answering queries on the supply and availability of medicines
  • Responding to telephone and face to face enquiries of a routine nature from patients, their representatives, and members of the public
  • Drawing any problems identified or queries raised to the attention of pharmacists or pharmacy technicians
  • Pre-packing, assembling and labelling medicines
  • Ensuring that health and safety requirements are met

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to read and carry out instructions
  • Ability to pay attention to detail
  • Manual dexterity
  • Team player

Personal qualities

  • Friendly
  • Helpful nature
  • Reliable
  • Punctual
  • Discretion and empathy

Desired qualifications

4 GCSE's are Grade C/4 or above to include Maths and English, (or equivalents).

Future prospects

Further training and development.

Things to consider

  • Flexible working may be required (to include weekends)
  • Applicants need to be willing to travel to Walsall College for weekly sessions and exams

About the employer

Your local friendly pharmacy. Taking care of all of your healthcare needs.

Offering pharmacy services and healthcare to Burntwood and the surrounding areas and serving WS7 postcodes.




Unit 10

Morley Road



You must have JavaScript enabled to view a map of the location


Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Walsall College - Wisemore Campus


Emma Worth 01922 688638

Level 2 Pharmacy Services Assistant Apprenticeship Standard.

Weekly release at our Walsall Campus - 1 day per week (term time only). 

Full time apprentices will typically spend 15 months on-programme (before the gateway) working towards the occupational standard, with a minimum of 20% off the-job training.

The purpose of the end point assessment (EPA) is to test that an apprentice is fully capable of doing their job before they receive their apprenticeship certificate. It also helps to demonstrate that what an apprentice has learned can be applied in the real world.

The focus is now on the outcome of an apprenticeship and apprentices have to demonstrate the knowledge, skills and behaviours that employers have identified they need.

Apprenticeship standard

Pharmacy services assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)

Before you apply

Before you apply for an apprenticeship you must first create an account. If you already have an account you'll need to sign in.