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Level 2 Intermediate Pharmacy Apprentice T A RHODES LTD

Fantastic opportunity for someone with an interest in science and an ability to learn fast to develop an exciting career in pharmacy. This is an excellent opportunity for a smart, ambitious and self-motivated individual to join a friendly environment.

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Closing date: 24 Feb 2023

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

    Specific days and shifts are to be confirmed with the Pharmacy, upon interview.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    27 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    21 Oct 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000100244

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Taking in and handing out prescriptions
  • Dispensing prescriptions
  • Using dispensary and stores computer systems to generate stock lists and labels
  • Helping to maintain reasonable dispensary stock levels
  • Ordering items for use within a department
  • Receiving, loading, unloading incoming goods from wholesalers, manufacturers and elsewhere
  • Selling over the counter medicines
  • Answering queries on the supply and availability of medicines, where this is within their competence
  • Responding to telephone and face to face enquiries of a routine nature from patients, their representatives, members of the public and a wide range of staff groups, either in a pharmacy or in a ward, and referring queries to the relevant member of the pharmacy team when necessary
  • Drawing any problems identified or queries raised to the attention of pharmacists or pharmacy technicians
  • Pre-packing, assembling and labelling medicines
  • Ensuring that health and safety requirements are met

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

Level 2 Pharmacy Services Assistant Apprenticeship Standard:

  • Weekly release at our Walsall Campus - 1 day per week (term time only)
  • Full time apprentices will typically spend 15 months on-programme (before the gateway) working towards the occupational standard, with off the-job training
  • The purpose of the end point assessment (EPA) is to test that an apprentice is fully capable of doing their job before they receive their apprenticeship certificate. It also helps to demonstrate that what an apprentice has learned can be applied in the real world
  • The focus is now on the outcome of an apprenticeship and apprentices have to demonstrate the knowledge, skills and behaviours that employers have identified they need

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • A successful apprenticeship will possibly lead to a full time permanent contract
  • Level 3 progressions (Pharmacy Technician) are also available

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness

Qualifications

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

About the employer

A busy NHS Pharmacy, run by an experienced and friendly team of staff.

Employer

T A RHODES LTD

Address

77 High Street

Albrighton

Wolverhampton

WV7 3JA

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Training

Training provider

WALSALL COLLEGE

Contact

Emma Worth

eworth@walsallcollege.ac.uk

01922 688638

Apprenticeship standard

Pharmacy services assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)


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