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Pharmacy Services Assistant Apprentice Idle Pharmacy

Idle Pharmacy are looking for an apprentice to work with their experienced team in their local pharmacy towards a Level 2 qualification as a Pharmacy Assistant.

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Closing date: 20 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £8,754.20

    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

    Monday - Saturday 8:00am - 5:00pm Shift basis 35 hours per week

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    23 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    29 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000071186

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The successful candidate will be part of a dynamic and enthusiastic team providing over-the-counter and prescription pharmaceutical services to the local community. 

Helping with day-to-day tasks, such as consultations, dispensing medicine and general admin, the suitable candidate will be spend their  time in both the shop-front retail and dispensary sides of the pharmacy.

Other tasks may include;

  • Operating the cash till
  • Merchandising
  • Reacting to incoming internet and phone enquiries
  • Use of the computer and the pharmacy specific software
  • Handling and unpacking orders
  • Stock management
  • Date-checking of stock and processing prescriptions

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

Apprentices will be required to produce work and build an e-portfolio of evidence through blended learning which will include practical and written knowledge assessments which are carried out in the workplace.  

Pharmacy Services Assistant Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard:

Apprentices will be required to produce work and build an e-portfolio of evidence through blended learning which will include practical and written knowledge assessments which are carried out in the workplace.

There will be an (EPA) end point assessment at the end of the apprenticeship.

Level 2 functional skills in maths and English (if required)
End-Point Assessment (EPA)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

On completion of the Intermediate Apprenticeship, individuals will have the opportunity to apply to progress on to the Advanced Apprenticeship, they may also be offered full time employment by the employer.


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, Non judgemental, Patience

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9 - 4 (A* - C)) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9 - 4 (A* - C)) Desired

Things to consider

Please make sure you consider the apprenticeship wage before applying and also that you are able to get to and from the employer easily on a daily basis.

About the employer

Idle Pharmacy, based in the centre of Idle, is searching for a hardworking and determined candidate to work within their small team of qualified professionals as an Apprentice Pharmacy Assistant.

Employer

Idle Pharmacy

Address

Idle Pharmacy

7 The Green

Bradford

BD10 9PT

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Training

Training provider

BRADFORD COLLEGE

Contact

Tom Hughes

t.hughes@bradfordcollege.ac.uk

01274 728316

Apprenticeship standard

Pharmacy services assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)


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