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Apprentice Pharmacy Assistant Coast Road Pharmacy

This role maintains a high level of competence to ensure the safe dispensing of medication to customers, as well as being the experts that our customers can reply. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate.

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Closing date: 13 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,750.00

    £5.00 an hour

  • Working week

    Monday- Friday 9:00am till 5:30pm. Wednesday 9:00am till 6:00pm. Saturday 9:00am till 12:00pm. Exact working pattern to be discussed.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    20 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    12 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000122223

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Support with patient consultations
  • Dispensing medicine
  • General admin
  • Dealing with over the 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?

  • Pharmacy Assistant Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard
  • Medicine Counter Assistant Course accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council [GPhc]
  • Dispensing Assistant Course accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council [GPhc]
  • Functional Skills level 2 in maths and English if not already achieved grade 4 or C and above at GCSE Level (or equivalent)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Pharmacy Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship
  • A permanent position within the organisation

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience

Qualifications

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

About the employer

A pharmacy based in Wallsend are hoping to recruit a hardworking and determined candidate to work within their 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.

Employer

Coast Road Pharmacy

Address

11A Coast Road

Wallsend

NE28 9HP

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Training

Training provider

WOODSPEEN TRAINING LIMITED

Apprenticeship standard

Pharmacy services assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)


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