Pharmacy Dispenser Apprenticeship - Citywide Health (Bishopthorpe Road Pharmacy) Citywide Health

You will work alongside our qualified dispensing team in one of our pharmacies, and learn how to become a Pharmacy Dispenser. Our apprenticeship is a 18 month course, after which you will gain a specialised certificate which is a requirement to work in any pharmacy or hospital pharmacy in UK.

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Closing date: 04 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £7.50ph, working up to 40 hours per week

  • Working week

    We have 8 pharmacies situated around York and operating differing hours. Apprenticeships may involve evenings and weekend working, but is dependent of the pharmacy opening times. Days and shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    05 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    4 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Your day to day duties will include:

  • Approved live
  • Dealing with customer requests and queries, both in person and over the phone
  • Liaising with doctor's surgeries and other healthcare professionals
  • Completing your coursework in a timely manner
  • Keep up to date with current pharmacy practice, new drugs and their uses
  • Respect and maintain confidentiality of information concerning customers, colleagues, company policies and statistics in accordance with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) from 25th May 2018).

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

  • All the training is on site and you do not need to attend off site college days to complete this apprenticeship
  • An e-learning portfolio plus on site tutors will help you progress to a Level 2 Pharmacy Dispenser qualification, which is a requirement to work in any pharmacy in the UK

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Career progression at the end of the apprenticeship can result in promotion within Citywide Health, or opportunities with local hospital or GP practices, or training to become a practicing pharmacist

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Logical, Team working, Patience


GCSE or equivalent Maths & English (Grade 4) Desired

Things to consider

The ideal candidate must be: Friendly, caring and passionate about patient welfare. Willing to learn and take on new challenges. Can work accurately under pressure and in a fast paced environment. Ambitious with a good work ethic. Be a strong team player whilst also able to work independently. Take on feedback and listen to directions.

About the employer

We first opened our doors to patients in Haxby and Wigginton in November 2010, with the founding branch of Citywide Health, Haxby Pharmacy. Over the next ten years we have steadily grown into the largest group of independent pharmacies in the city of York, allowing us to help many more patients manage their health and get the most out of their medication. We now have 7 pharmacies across the city and have apprenticeship opportunities at all sites.


Citywide Health


Citywide Health - Bishopthorpe Road Pharmacy

18 Bishopthorpe Road

YO23 1JJ


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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Pharmacy services assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)

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