Apprentice Retail Pharmacy Assistant- Manor Pharmacy- Wirral WINDWARD HEALTH LIMITED

To work on the pharmacy counter serving customers and in the dispensary area assisting with prescription medication preparation.

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Closing date: 09 May 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9am - 6pm (1 hour unpaid lunchbreak) 2 in 4 Saturdays 9am-4pm (30 minutes unpaid lunchbreak)

    Total hours per week: 35.25

  • Expected duration

    15 Weeks

  • Possible start date

    23 May 2023

  • Date posted

    25 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Working as part of a small team, the successful applicant will work in the shop area of the Pharmacy where they will routinely serve customers with both over the counter remedies and shop items. They will also take prescriptions in and give out prescription medication. Cash and card handling, end of day cashing up, Stock control and cleaning are also part of the role. Following training, the assistant will also be able to give advice regarding minor ailments and over the counter medication to customers whilst being able to refer to the Pharmacist appropriately. When working in the dispensary area, the successful applicant will assist with preparation of prescription medications, stock control and ordering. Dealing with telephone queries and use of computer systems is also part of the role in both areas. You will complete the Retail Level 2 apprenticeship as well as two National Pharmacy association courses (Counter assistant & Medical Dispensing)

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

Retail Level 2 Apprenticeship + 2 GPhC Accredited Courses delivered by the National Pharmacy Association (NPA) Medicines Counter Assistant and Accredited Dispensing Assistant Course.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Once qualified as a Level 2 Dispensing Assistant there are opportunities within pharmacy, following consolidation of the Level 2 role, to undertake Level 3 training leading to a Registered Pharmacy Technician qualification.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Communication skills, Customer care skills, Team working


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

Things to consider

This role requires the assistant to be on their feet for long periods and to interact with members of the public.

About the employer

Independent Pharmacy




Manor Pharmacy

13 Station Approach


CH47 8XA

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard


Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

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This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 09 May 2023