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Apprentice Level 3 Pre-registration Pharmacy Technician Green Cross Chemists Limited - Oakbrook Pharmacy

We are keen to add to our committed workforce of healthcare professionals, pharmacy dispensary and medicine counter colleagues. These are the cornerstone of our healthcare delivery model, working across all our branches. They enjoy being part of a close knit, productive team and relish new challenges.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Basically Monday, Tuesday ,Wednesday ,Thursday, Friday. 8 hours per day, 09:00 to 18:00. One hour lunch. Saturday mornings on a rota (approximately 1 in 3), with time off in the week in lieu.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    27 Months

  • Possible start date

    24 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    26 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Main duties:

  • Dispensing prescriptions
  • Accepting & Giving Out Prescriptions
  • Processing electronic prescriptions
  • Advising patients: in person and on the telephone
  • Advising on OTC medicines sales
  • Maximising dispensary revenues
  • Engaging patients into Advanced Services
  • Providing MDS services
  • Maintaining current knowledge and high standards with Continual
  • Professional Development (CPD)
  • Maintaining high retail and dispensary housekeeping standards.
  • Ordering stock in accordance with SOPs
  • Receiving stock in accordance with SOPs.

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

  • Level 3 Pharmacy Technician (Integrated) apprenticeship.
  • Functional Skills maths and English Level 2.
  • Training will take place at the workplace - no need to travel to a college.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Once qualified as an MCA and ACT and registered with GPhC, applicants will usually have opportunities to become senior dispensary team members at one of our Sheffield pharmacies, potentially rising to Dispensary Manager.
  • Applicants will have early opportunities to become involved in clinical activities and clinical service provision e.g. after suitable qualification, most of our PTPTs/ACTs administer seasonal flu vaccinations and it is anticipated that the range of vaccinations offered via community pharmacy will increase.
  • You will also be involved in blood pressure testing and monitoring.
  • The clinical service offering from community pharmacies is increasing all the time.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Number skills, Team working, Good Concentration, Honest, Reliable, Diligent, Friendly, Professional


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

Things to consider

We spend the larger proportion of our day standing. Our long established pharmacies enjoy excellent relationships with our client groups and we encourage “forward dispensing” and personal service, so candidates will be involved with direct patient contact from the outset and will spend time on the medicine counter answering queries, serving patients and creating prescription orders etc. A good telephone manner will be useful.

About the employer

Small, long-established, Sheffield-based multiple pharmacy chain.


Green Cross Chemists Limited - Oakbrook Pharmacy


237 Oakbrook Road


S11 7EB

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Training provider



Apprenticeship Onboarding Team


Apprenticeship standard

Pharmacy technician (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)

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