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Level 2 /Intermediate Apprentice Pharmacy Services Assistant Clifton Health Pharmacy

Clifton Health Pharmacy, based in Clifton, is offering a hard-working and enthusiastic candidate an opportunity to start their career in the pharmaceutical health sciences sector as an Apprentice Pharmacy Services Assistant. The post holder will work in a small but busy pharmacy dispensary and assist the pharmacist in the dispensing of medication.

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Closing date: 28 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm 1 hour unpaid lunch break from 1pm - 2pm

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    11 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The post holder will work in a small but busy pharmacy dispensary and assist the pharmacist in the dispensing of medication.

The successful candidate will be assisting in the dispensing of medication; gaining key skills assisting customers on the counter.

If you are passionate about pursuing a career in the pharmacy sector, this role is a fantastic opportunity with great potential.

Main duties include:

  • Ordering, receiving and storing pharmaceutical stock.
  • Receiving prescriptions and ordering prescriptions.
  • Making up blister packs.
  • Dispensing once trained.
  • Labelling of prescriptions.
  • Liaising with customers over the phone and face to face.
  • Duping and disposing of medicines.
  • Managing stock levels, replenishing and cleaning sales areas.
  • Receive incoming supplies, verify quantities against orders and inform supervisor of stock needs and shortages.
  • Ensuring standards for quality, customer service and health and safety are met.
  • 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.

This apprenticeship is work based learning therefore you will be working at the employer’s address with no attendance at college required as it is all delivered in the workplace.

The ideal candidate will be a quick learner, proactive and show initiative. They will be a team player and able to prioritise workload at a busy time, remaining calm.

They will be dedicated and willing to work in line with strict procedural guidelines to ensure the assignments are handed in on time.

The ideal candidate will also be mature and understand the importance of confidentiality when handing the personal data of patients and customers.

Other qualities may include:

  • Smart, polite and confident.
  • Ability to perform under pressure.
  • Adaptability and flexibility.
  • Confidentiality.
  • Interpersonal skills.
  • Self-motivated.

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

Pharmacy Services Assistant Level 2 -

Functional Skills Level 2 English & maths if not exempt.

Please note that the apprenticeship standards require the apprentice to sit an End Point Assessment. Please refer to above link for more information.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Possible permanent position upon successful completion of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Team working, clear polite telephone manner


GCSE or equivalent English & maths (Grade 3 or D or Level 1 pass) Essential

Things to consider

there is parking outside for those that drive

About the employer

Clifton Health Pharmacy is located in Clifton, Nottingham. We are an independent pharmacy offering the local community a personal service without delays in receiving their medicine.


Clifton Health Pharmacy


372 Southchurch Drive



NG11 9FE

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Training provider



Nottingham College Apprenticeship Team

0115 9457260

Apprenticeship standard

Pharmacy services assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)

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