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Apprentice Pharmacy Assistant - Level 2 Stephens Pharmacy

A pharmacy based in St Helens are hoping to recruit a hardworking and determined candidate to work within their 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 pharmacy technician.

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Closing date: 01 Dec 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,254.44

    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 to Friday, day shifts with hours to be confirmed at interview.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Dec 2022

  • Date posted

    31 Oct 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000100515

  • 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

Training will be through an online programme that can be accessed at different times within the pharmacy.

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 or potentially could go onto university to study at degree level, upon successful completion of apprenticeship.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative, Patience

Qualifications

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

Things to consider

If arriving by public transport, please check distance between your home and the pharmacy. This role may close before the closing date if an appropriate candidate has been successful for the role, and the Apprenticeship may start before the start date stated. Pharmacy looking for someone to start ASAP.

About the employer

St Helens Pharmacy Group was established in St Helens, Merseyside in 2012. The group started out as a single pharmacy in St Helens town centre and has grown to 16 branches in the present day. Each of which has a mission statement to become a centre of exemplary patient care for the local community they serve.

Employer

Stephens Pharmacy

Address

130 DUKE STREET

ST HELENS

WA10 2JL

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Training

Training provider

WOODSPEEN TRAINING LIMITED

Contact

Ben Learman

ben.learman@woodspeen.co.uk

Apprenticeship standard

Pharmacy services assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)


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