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Apprentice Pharmacy Assistant MEDICARE CHEMISTS LTD

A pharmacy group based in Huddersfield are hoping to recruit a hardworking and determined candidate to work within their small 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 L3 Pharmacy Technician.

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Closing date: 19 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,254.44 to £18,278.00

    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

    Mon-Sat between hours of 9.00am - 6.00pm. Shifts to be decided after interview.

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    27 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    06 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000120332

  • 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 provided on a weekly basis

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

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Non judgemental, Patience

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Essential

Things to consider

If arriving by public transport please check times before applying. This role may close before the closing date if an appropriate candidate has been successful for the role.

About the employer

We pride ourselves on being a local pharmacy meeting local needs throughout the whole of Huddersfield and the wider local area. We provide a full range of NHS and Private pharmacy services including one off and repeat prescriptions, private prescriptions and more. We are a small business and looking to support an apprentice into a career within the pharmacy industry.

Employer

MEDICARE CHEMISTS LTD

Address

9 Meltham Road

Huddersfield

HD1 3UP

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Training

Training provider

WOODSPEEN TRAINING LIMITED

Contact

Michaella Moreton

michaella.moreton@woodspeentraining.co.uk

07872831019

Apprenticeship standard

Pharmacy services assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)


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