Coronavirus (COVID-19): to find out how we can support you with your apprenticeship including if you have been affected by redundancy, read our updated information.

Level 2 Intermediate Pharmacy Apprentice Stafford Health & Wellbeing Pharmacy

Fantastic opportunity for someone with an interest in science and an ability to learn fast to develop an exciting career in pharmacy.

Sign in to apply

Closing date: 16 Dec 2022

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

    19 Dec 2022

  • Date posted

    07 Nov 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000103788

  • 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.
  • L3 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 and friendly NHS Pharmacy, offering services to the local community, to include: Appliance dispensing New medicine service Seasonal flu vaccination service (at risk groups) Prescription collection from local General Practices Appointment booking available for consultations Appointment booking for consultations not required Prescription delivery service Multi-lingual staff Private consultation room Minor ailment service Supervised consumption of medicines Emergency contraception (NHS) In addition, none-NHS services are also available and include: Blood pressure monitoring Inhaler technique service (Non-NHS) Stop smoking service (Non-NHS) Emergency contraception (Non-NHS)

Employer

Stafford Health & Wellbeing Pharmacy

Address

HEALTH AND WELLBEING CENTRE

WHITGREAVE COURT

STONE ROAD

ST16 3EB

You must have JavaScript enabled to view a map of the location


Training

Training provider

WALSALL COLLEGE

Contact

Emma Worth

eworth@walsallcollege.ac.uk

01922 688638

Apprenticeship standard

Pharmacy services assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)


Before you apply

Before you apply for an apprenticeship you must first create an account. If you already have an account you'll need to sign in.