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Pharmacy Assistant Apprentice Applegate Pharmacy

Applegate Pharmacy are offering a hard-working and enthusiastic candidate an opportunity to start their career in the pharmaceutical health science sector. 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

    £7,503.60

    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

    Shifts to be agreed around pharmacy opening hours Monday - Friday, 9.00am - 6.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    03 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000118484

  • 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 maximum 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?

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

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

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, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English/ Maths (Grade A*-D/ 9-3) Essential

About the employer

Applegate Pharmacy is a chemist and NHS community pharmacy on Alfreton Road in Radford, Nottingham City NG7 3NS. Our pharmacy is focused on providing free prescription ordering and collection from local healthcare centres.

Employer

Applegate Pharmacy

Address

132 ALFRETON ROAD

NOTTINGHAM

NG7 3NS

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Training

Training provider

NOTTINGHAM COLLEGE

Contact

Nottingham College

business@nottinghamcollege.ac.uk

01159457260

Apprenticeship standard

Pharmacy services assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)


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