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L2 Pharmacy Services Assistant Apprentice TANWORTH HEALTHCARE LTD

Are you looking to pursue a new career in Pharmacy where you can earn a salary whilst you learn & become qualified as a Medical professional? Tanworth Lane Pharmacy are looking for someone to work towards the L2 Pharmacy Standard. The ideal candidate must have an interest in a career in Pharmaceuticals & Customer Service.

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Closing date: 26 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,379.50

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Specific days and shifts are to be confirmed with the employer, at interview. Flexibility required.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    30 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    27 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000070513

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Taking in and handing out prescriptions
  • Customer Service, Counter assistance
  • Dispensing prescriptions
  • Using dispensary and stores computer systems to generate stock lists and labels
  • Helping to maintain reasonable dispensary stock levels
  • Ordering items for use within a department
  • Receiving, loading, unloading incoming goods from wholesalers, manufacturers and elsewhere
  • Selling over the counter medicines
  • Answering queries on the supply and availability of medicines, where this is within their competence
  • Responding to telephone and face to face enquiries of a routine nature from patients, their representatives, members of the public and a wide range of staff groups and referring queries to the relevant member of the pharmacy team when necessary
  • Drawing any problems identified or queries raised to the attention of pharmacists or pharmacy technicians
  • Pre-packing, assembling and labelling medicines
  • Ensuring that health and safety requirements are met

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

  • Pharmacy Services Assistant level 2 qualification.

Weekly release at our Walsall Campus - 1 day per week (term time only). 

Full time apprentices will typically spend 15 months on-programme (before the gateway) working towards the occupational standard, with a minimum of 20% off the-job training.

The purpose of the end point assessment (EPA) is to test that an apprentice is fully capable of doing their job before they receive their apprenticeship certificate. It also helps to demonstrate that what an apprentice has learned can be applied in the real world.

The focus is now on the outcome of an apprenticeship and apprentices have to demonstrate the knowledge, skills and behaviours that employers have identified they need.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • A successful apprenticeship will possibly lead to a full time permanent contract
  • L3 Pharmacy Technician progression pathways also available

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Lang or Lit) (Grade C/4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4) Essential

About the employer

As a leading European network of independent pharmacies, the Pharmacy prides itself on the role it plays in your local community. Our friendly, professional Pharmacy team takes the time to understand your health and wellbeing needs before offering solutions or advice. And we’ll always explain things in a simple and helpful way.

Employer

TANWORTH HEALTHCARE LTD

Address

198 TANWORTH LANE

SHIRLEY

SOLIHULL

B90 4DD

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Training

Training provider

WALSALL COLLEGE

Contact

Emma Worth

eworth@walsallcollege.ac.uk

01922 688638

Apprenticeship standard

Pharmacy services assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)


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