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Apprentice Pharmacy Assistant Swan Pharmacy

A pharmacy based in Bury St Edmunds 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 such as Level 3 Technician.

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Closing date: 09 Oct 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-Friday between the hours of 8.00am - 10.00pm. Some Weekend work will be required due to nature of the business, you will get days off during the week if working a weekend. Shifts to be decided after interview if successful

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    17 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    05 Sep 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000083965

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Duties to include:

  • Support with patient consultations
  • Dispensing medicine (after training)
  • General admin
  • Dealing with 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 provided by employer
  • GPHC approved Dispensing and MCA 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, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Administrative skills, Team working, 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 times before applying. This role may close before the closing date if an appropriate candidate has been successful for the role.

About the employer

An independent pharmacy in Bury St Edmunds that supports the local community with their healthcare needs

Employer

Swan Pharmacy

Address

NORTHGATE BUSINESS PARK

BURY ST EDMUNDS

IP33 1AE

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Training

Training provider

WOODSPEEN TRAINING LIMITED

Contact

Michaella Moreton

michaella.moreton@woodspeentraining.co.uk

07872831019

Apprenticeship standard

Pharmacy services assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)


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