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Pharmacy Dispensing Apprentice Heartlands Pharmacy

The successful candidate will become an active member of the team learning all aspects of the Pharmacy. If you are looking for a career in pharmacy, you will be mentored by medical professionals and have the opportunity to progress within your role.

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Closing date: 30 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Hours: 40 • Tuesday – Thursday 9am – 6:30pm (30 minute break) • Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm (30 minute break) • Wednesday – College day Holidays: Statutory Sick Pay: Statutory

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    15 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    26 May 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  •  Provide a fast and caring service to customers collecting prescriptions
  •  Giving over the counter advice
  •  Discussing other services available to customers
  •  Checking off incoming deliveries in line with delivery lists
  • Collecting final check medicines from the pharmacist to hand to correct customer
  •  Handing prescriptions to the pharmacist
  • Ordering stock
  • Checking expiry dates on products and disposing of outdated products
  • Checking stock levels and replenishing stock as required

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • The learner will complete a full Level 2 Pharmacy Services Assistant Apprenticeship Standard.
  • The successful candidate will receive on-the-job training from the employer as well as specialist teaching from Birmingham Metropolitan College.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • There will be an opportunity to progress into a Level 3 Pharmacy Technician Apprenticeship or full-time employment for the right candidate.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent science (Grade 4) Desired

Things to consider

As part of this apprenticeship, you will be required to travel to both the employer location and also attend college (in most cases). Please ensure that you have researched your travel arrangements and are happy with the time it will take and distance required to travel, before you apply for this vacancy.

About the employer

We are a small family business and simply believe caring for our patients like our family is the best way. We provide an excellent customer service experience for both patients and visitors.


Heartlands Pharmacy


12 Towpath Close


B9 4QA

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Apprenticeship standard

Pharmacy services assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)

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