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Dispensing Technician Apprenticeship PIMHOLE PHARMA LTD

You'll work under the supervision of a pharmacist. You'll speak with patients, offering them advice on how to best manage their medicines. Your typical day could involve giving medicines to patients, either on prescription or over the counter and providing information on potential side-effects with the pharmacist approval.

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Closing date: 30 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage



  • Working week

    Mon-Fri 9.00am - 6.00pm and 1 hour lunch. You may be required to work evenings and weekends.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    12 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    01 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Pharmacy Technician apprentice will learn how to prepare, dispense and supply patients and health professionals with over-the-counter and prescription medications.
  • You will also handle inventory and customer transactions at the pharmacy, under the supervision of the Pharmacist.
  • Pharmacy Technicians also make sure that all the equipment in the pharmacy, including scales, computers and printers is running efficiently.
  • You will also maintain a sterile environment, ensuring that pill counting trays, countertops and other medication measuring devices meet health and safety standards.
  • Pharmacy Technicians also check and record customer information and perform routine customer service functions with pharmacist supervision

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

Pharmacy Technician Apprenticeship Standard L3:

BTEC Level 3 Diploma in the Principles and Practices for Pharmacy Technicians (One day per week).

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Looking at the career progression after the apprenticeship,, you will have the chance to discover specialised areas of practice, such as management, mental health, oncology, paediatrics, and even nuclear pharmacy. Of course, turning into a Pharmacy Technician is additionally a necessary step to turning into a certified Pharmacist, but there is also potential to emerge as a Community Store Manager or Pharmacy Technician Supervisor.

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, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 and above (A-C)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 and above (A-C)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade 4 and above (A-C)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Various (Grade 4 and above (A-C)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Various (Grade 4 and above (A-C)) Essential

About the employer

Pimhole Pharmacy in Bury is committed to ‘Healthcare in the Community”. Our customers are our main focus and we endeavour to provide them with exceptional service and healthcare. Accessibly located within the heart of the community, we strive to be the first choice for customer needs. We firmly believe to serve the community requires a constant commitment and professional attitude towards its healthcare needs. We aim to provide our patients and customers with comprehensive information and guidance about their health and wellbeing. We remain patient-focussed and offer easy access to a wide range of free pharmacy services and medical supplies. A key partner of the NHS, we also work closely with local healthcare providers to develop and deliver commissioned services to address specific needs within communities







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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Pharmacy technician (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)

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