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Apprentice Pharmacy Technician The Pharmacy Group

The Pharmacy Group are an independent family run pharmacy company who are looking to expand their great team at their Blossom Street (York) Pharmacy. There is an exciting new vacancy for an apprentice technician to join the friendly and well-respected team at the heart of the local community. This is a fantastic opportunity for the ideal candidate.

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Closing date: 31 Jan 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,379.50 to £18,525.00

    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 9am – 5pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    12 Dec 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

You will work as part of our experienced pharmacy team to:

  • Supply high quality dispensing to individual patients, nursing and care homes 
  • Assemble medicines for prescriptions
  • Support the management of the day-to-day operation of the pharmacy
  • Respond appropriately to medical emergencies
  • Provide information to patients and other healthcare professionals
  • Communicate effectively with healthcare professionals, patients and the public, whilst respecting and maintaining confidentiality and privacy

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

Level 3 Pharmacy Technician (Integrated) Apprenticeship Standard, including Level 3 Diploma in the Principles and Practice for Pharmacy Technicians:

  • Apprenticeship training will follow a work-based learning model, in which you will be based in the workplace full-time
  • Monthly visits and progress reviews with your work-based assessor will be used to guide and support you through your apprenticeship off the job learning and preparation for end point assessment

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

You will have the opportunity to pursue a valued career through support from not only your manager, but also from our head office team. You will benefit from the encouragement to develop your role and advance your career including Accuracy Checking Technician training.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade 4/C) Essential
NVQ or SVQ Level 2 or equivalent Pharmacy Services Assistant (Grade Pass) Essential

Things to consider

All staff require a full DBS and a clear criminal record.

About the employer

The Pharmacy Group is a third generation family-owned business with 30 NHS community pharmacies across Yorkshire. Each one our Pharmacies is integrated into its local community and has a long history with the area in which it provides its services.


The Pharmacy Group


57 Blossom Street


YO24 1AZ

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Pharmacy technician (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)

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