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Apprentice Pharmacy Assistant Peak Pharmacy

• Serving Customers • Dispensing medicine • Processing NHS Prescriptions • Answering the phone • Using a PC and pharmacy software • Putting stock away • Cleaning and date checking stock • Housekeeping duties

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Closing date: 15 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Annual Attendance Bonus

  • Working week

    Shifts to be arranged at pharmacy

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    31 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    28 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The role will include:

  • Provide a high standard of customer service, to attract and retain customers.
  • Carry out dispensing duties under the supervision of the Pharmacist manager
  • Receive and check in prescriptions, ensuring details are legible and complete and collecting appropriate levy or verifying exemption.
  • To promote products and services, in order to maximise branch sales
  • Refer customers on to other healthcare professionals, including the pharmacist, following the Standard Operating Procedure for Sign-Posting
  • Receive incoming stock and store it correctly, completing documentation, minimising damage and effectively rotating stock to minimise expired stock, notifying suppliers of any discrepancies
  • Carry out good housekeeping procedures regularly and effectively, including duties on any cleaning rota
  • Perform cashing up and banking duties


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

Level 2 Pharmacy Assistant apprenticeship
Functional Skills maths and English Level 1 and/or Level 2, as appropriate
Training will take place at the workplace - no need to travel to a college.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Continued employment with the company after training.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Team working, Initiative, Patience, Willingness to learn, Punctual, Friendly


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4 or above) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4 or above) Desired

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

Peak Pharmacy is a family owned chain founded in 1981 with a Head Office based in Chesterfield, Derbyshire. We have grown from one pharmacy to having over 145 pharmacies. Our locations stretch from the North West down to the South Midlands.


Peak Pharmacy


Maer Lane, Market Drayton


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Training provider



Apprenticeship Onboarding Team


Apprenticeship standard

Pharmacy services assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)

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