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Apprentice Pharmacy Assistant WILKINSON PHARMACY LTD

A pharmacy based in Manchester are hoping to recruit a hard-working and determined candidate to work within their small team of qualified professionals, as an Apprentice Pharmacy Assistant. You will be involved in supporting the supply, preparation and assembly of medicines and products, issuing them to patients and other healthcare professionals.

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Closing date: 23 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,379.50

    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 - Friday. Shifts TBC

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    23 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000125409

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Support with patient consultations
  • Dispensing medicine (after training)
  • 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?

Training to be provided: 

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

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Possibility of full-time role for the right person
  • Further potential for other training such as a Level 3 Pharmacy Technician apprenticeship standard

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade A*-C (9-4)) Desired

About the employer

A local independent pharmacy located in Manchester, Wilkinson Chemist takes pride in providing value for money products for patient’s self-care, along with providing an efficient and reliable service to all patients and customers. They are hoping to recruit a hardworking and determined candidate to work within their team.

Employer

WILKINSON PHARMACY LTD

Address

384 Hollinwood Avenue

Manchester

M40 0JD

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Training

Training provider

WOODSPEEN TRAINING LIMITED

Contact

Steve Mundin

Steve.mundin@woodspeentraining.co.uk

Apprenticeship standard

Pharmacy services assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)


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