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Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship Pharmacy Services Assistant Pinxton Pharmacy

Pinxton Pharmacy based in North Nottinghamshire are offering a hard-working and enthusiastic candidate an opportunity to start their career in the pharmaceutical health Science sector. We are now looking to recruit an additional apprentice. You will assist in the sale of over-the-counter medicines and liaise with customers in all areas of sales, including specialised products providing a highly personalised approach.

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Closing date: 28 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £7,800.00

  • Working week

    Shifts to be allocated by the employer around the pharmacy opening hours. Earliest opening time is 8.30am and latest close time is 6.30pm. Saturday opening is 8.30am to 1pm. You will be required to work 1 in 3 Saturday mornings. Days and shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    13 Dec 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000114693

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

You will be fully trained during the duration of your apprenticeship to be able to carry out the following main duties, which include: 

  • Assist in the sale of over-the-counter medicines
  • Complete prescription receipt and collection
  • Ordering, receiving and storing pharmaceutical stock
  • Liaising with customers in all areas of sales, including specialised products providing a highly personalised approach
  • Managing stock levels, replenishing and cleaning sales areas
  • Receive and store incoming supplies, verify quantities against orders and inform supervisor of stock needs and shortages
  • Assisting future sales and maximise profits, by the analysing of seasonal trends and product selection
  • Processing payments of various kinds, using the till, including handling of credit/debit cards, cheques and accounts
  • Assisting in the reconciliation of the till at the end of each shift/or following day if requested to do so by the manager
  • Ensuring standards for quality, customer service and health and safety are met
  • Maintaining awareness of market trends and advertising, updating sales display areas
  • Dealing with sales as and when required, serve customers showing high standards of customer care at all times, providing a helpful and friendly service, in order to maximise sales
  • To utilise specialist product knowledge when required
  • To maintain a clean and tidy working environment
  • To complete compulsory training as required
  • To carry out other duties which naturally fall within the reasonable expectations of the role

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

This apprenticeship is work-based learning therefore you will be working at the employers address - there is no attendance at college.

You will be allowed 6 hours off the job training per week once enrolled to work on your apprenticeship tasks set.

Level 2 Pharmacy Services Assistant apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • BTEC Level 2 Certificate in the Principles and Practice for Pharmacy Support
  • Functional Skills up to Level 2 in English & maths if not exempt

https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/pharmacy-services-assistant-v1-0

Please note that the apprenticeship standards require the apprentice to sit an End-Point Assessment (EPA).

Please refer to above link for more information.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Potential of ongoing employment upon successful completion of the apprenticeship - if there is a position available at that time.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English & maths (Grade 4 or C or Level 2 pass) Essential

About the employer

Pinxton Pharmacy is a welcoming pharmacy based in Pinxton, offering traditional chemist services and providing an array of other pharmacy services to the local community.

Employer

Pinxton Pharmacy

Address

Pinxton Pharmacy

78 Victoria Road

Pinxton

NG16 6NH

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Training

Training provider

NOTTINGHAM COLLEGE

Contact

Nottingham College Apprenticeship Team

business@nottinghamcollege.ac.uk

0115 9457260

Apprenticeship standard

Pharmacy services assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)


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