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Intermediate/Level 2 Apprenticeship in Pharmacy Services Assistant Mann Chemist

Manns Pharmacy in Hucknall is offering a hard-working and enthusiastic candidate an opportunity to start their career in the pharmaceutical health sciences sector as an Apprentice Pharmacy Services Assistant.

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Closing date: 31 Jul 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £200.00

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 9am to 6pm with one hour unpaid lunch break 1-2pm

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    11 Mar 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001833109

  • Positions

    1 available

The post holder will be a people person and demonstrate a welcoming and friendly approach when assisting customers on the counter; you will also assist the pharmacist in the dispensing of medication in the pharmacy. If you are enthusiastic and willing to succeed in the pharmaceutical sector, this role is perfect for you. Main duties include: Assist in the sale of over the counter medicines Complete prescription receipt and collection Ordering, receiving and storing pharmaceutical stock Liaising with customers in all areas of sales, including specialised products providing a highly personalised approach Managing stock levels, replenishing and cleaning sales areas Receive and store incoming supplies, verify quantities against orders and inform supervisor of stock needs and shortages Assisting future sales and maximum profits, by the analysing of seasonal trends and product selection Processing payments of various kinds, using the till, including handling of credit/debit cards, cheques and accounts Assisting in the reconciliation of the till at the end of each shift/or following day if requested to do so by the manager Ensuring standards for quality, customer service and health and safety are met Maintaining awareness of market trends and advertising, updating sales display areas Dealing with sales as and when required, serve customers showing high standards of customer care at all times, providing a helpful and friendly service, in order to maximise sales To utilise specialist product knowledge when required To maintain a clean and tidy working environment To complete compulsory training as required To carry out other duties which naturally fall within the reasonable expectations of the role *This apprenticeship is work based learning therefore you will be working at the employer's address and will not need to attend college.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Experience of using own initiative Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) Excellent attention to detail Clear, polite telephone manner

Personal qualities

The ideal candidate will be a quick learner, proactive and show initiative They will be a team player and able to prioritise workload at a busy time, remaining calm They will be dedicated and willing to work in line with strict procedural guidelines to ensure the assignments are handed in on time The ideal candidate will also be mature and understand the importance of confidentiality when handing the personal data of patients and customers Other qualities may include: Smart, polite and confident Ability to perform under pressure Adaptability and flexibility Confidentiality Team working Interpersonal skills Self-motivated

Desired qualifications

GCSEs at min grade 3/D or above (or equivalent Functional Skills Level 1) in maths and English. If you are looking to progress onto the Level 3 Pharmacy Technician apprenticeship in the future to enrol you will need to hold a Level 2 pass in a science subject as well. This can be either GCSE min grade 4/C or higher or a BTEC Level 2 Pass or higher (or equivalent). Unfortunately, the Level 2 Pharmacy Services Apprenticeship does not count for the Level 3 Pharmacy Technician eligibility enrolment.

Future prospects

Possible ongoing employment on the completion of the apprenticeship.

About the employer

Manns Pharmacies are based in Mapperley, Carlton and Hucknall, offering traditional chemist services and providing an array of other pharmacy services to the local community.

Employer

Mann Chemist

Address

13-15 Portland Rd

Hucknall

Nottingham

NG15 7SL

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Training

Training provider

NOTTINGHAM COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Nottingham College

Contact

Nottingham College Apprenticeship Team

Level 2 Pharmacy Services Assistant apprenticeship standard, which includes: BTEC Level 2 Certificate in the Principles and Practice for Pharmacy Support Staff. Functional Skills up to Level 2 in English & maths if not exempt https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/pharmacy-services-assistant-v1-0 Please note that the apprenticeship standards require the apprentice to sit an End Point Assessment. Please refer to above link for more information.

Apprenticeship standard

Pharmacy services assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)


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