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Apprentice Pharmacy Assistant Wythenshawe Pharmacy

A pharmacy based in Manchester are hoping to recruit a hardworking candidate as an Apprentice Pharmacy Assistant. You will be delivering customer service and dispensing after training. 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

    £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

    Monday - Friday, between hours of 9.00am and 6.00pm (shifts to be decided).

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    27 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    25 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000126354

  • 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 through an online programme that can be accessed at different times within the pharmacy

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 or potentially could go onto university to study at degree level.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Administrative skills, Initiative, 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 are an independent Community Pharmacy that serves the people of Wythenshawe. We are open Monday to Friday and aim to support the local community with any health requirements they may have. We are looking for an apprentice to support our small but busy team with the view to gain a long term career with us.

Employer

Wythenshawe Pharmacy

Address

158 Hollyhedge Road

Manchester

M22 9UE

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Training

Training provider

WOODSPEEN TRAINING LIMITED

Contact

Philip Taylor

philip.taylor@woodspeentraining.co.uk

01484 429359

Apprenticeship standard

Pharmacy services assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)


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