Apprentice Pharmaceutical Dispensing Assistant KAMAL LIMITED

Working as an assistant in a Pharmacy serving customers in the local community. Advising on over the counter medication and assisting in dispensary. Providing healthy living advice and signposting. Working within NHS England contractual framework and GPhC Premises and inspection standards.

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Closing date: 31 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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, 9.00am - 6.00pm (incl one day at college)

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    14 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    17 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Reading prescriptions, labelling and dispensing prescribed medicines
  • Calculating quantities and doses of medicines
  • Providing information and advice to patients on how to use their medication
  • Advising members of the public about over-the-counter (non-prescribed) medicines and management of minor ailments
  • Selling over-the-counter medicines and other items stocked by the chemist
  • Promoting other services offered by the pharmacy
  • Stock procurement and control
  • Checking stock and putting stock away
  • Date checking stock
  • Daily cleaning rotas and infection control management
  • Maintaining individual records of patient’s prescriptions, usually using the pharmacy computer system
  • Filing paperwork
  • Providing healthy advice and promoting public health
  • Recruiting patients for NHS and Private services

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

  • Pharmacy Services Assistant Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard
  • One day release at Barking and Dagenham college

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Continued employment
  • Supervisor or Manager
  • Sales or marketing
  • Work in hospital or pharmaceutical company

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Customer care skills, Experience in health/social, Pleasant presentation


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

Things to consider

Why are you interested in working in the pharmaceutical sector? What skills do you have that would help you in this role?

About the employer

Community pharmacy providing healthcare services to local residents




16 Porters Avenue



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Training provider




Apprenticeship standard

Pharmacy services assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)

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