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Apprentice Pharmacy Assistant Chemicrest Pharmacy

A pharmacy based in Hockley are hoping to recruit a hardworking and determined candidate to work within their small team of qualified professionals, as an Apprentice Pharmacy Assistant. For the right person, there is the opportunity to secure full-time employment and progress to higher level qualifications.

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Closing date: 28 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

    Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. may include some weekend work due to the nature of the business, shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    01 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000072226

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Duties to include:

  • Patient consultations
  • Dispensing medicine
  • General admin
  • Dealing with over the counter and phone enquiries
  • Use of the computer and the pharmacy specific software
  • Checking off and unpacking orders
  • Stock management
  • Date checking of stock
  • Processing NHS prescriptions

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

Level 2 Pharmacy Services Assistant apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 1/2 functional skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)
  • In-house training
  • GPHC approved Dispensing and over counter qualification

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Full-time permanent role for the right person or further potential for other training such as a Level 3 Pharmacy Technician apprenticeship.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Administrative skills, Logical, Team working, Non judgemental, Patience

Qualifications

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

Things to consider

If arriving by public transport, please check travel time before applying.

About the employer

Chemicrest Pharmacy is a local pharmacy that supports the local community with their healthcare needs.

Employer

Chemicrest Pharmacy

Address

39-41 Spa Road

Hockley

SS5 4AZ

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Training

Training provider

WOODSPEEN TRAINING LIMITED

Contact

Leonel Pedro

leonel.pedro@woodspeentraining.co.uk

07517905213

Apprenticeship standard

Pharmacy services assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)


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