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Apprentice Retail Pharmacy Assistant- Fox & Medcalfe Pharmacy- Lancaster SYKES CHEMISTS LIMITED

This apprenticeship will allow the successful candidate to gain experience in all aspects of operating a pharmacy. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate.

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

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Closing date: 20 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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

    Weekdays 9am - 6pm, Saturday 9am - 1pm

    Total hours per week: 38.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    22 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    23 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The role and duties will include:
-Being involved in all areas of the dispensing process for prescriptions -Talking to patients both in person and on the telephone
-Provision of simple advice and information on self-care to those that request it
-Preparation of compliance aids (dossette box) for patients on this scheme
-Involvement in various services provided by the pharmacy (needle exchange, methadone service, medication delivery service, flu jab service, asylum seeker minor ailments scheme, etc.)
-Serving patients in the shop and operating the till
-General cleaning and tidying, and being a valued member of the pharmacy team.

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?

  • Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship and assuming positive progress reviews and reports, we intend to extend an offer of permanent employment.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Friendly, Initiative


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

About the employer

Pharmacy in Central Lancaster




Fox & Medcalfe Pharmacy

36 King Street


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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: 20 Mar 2023