Pharmacy Dispenser Apprenticeship - Citywide Health (Haxby Pharmacy) Citywide Health

Your apprenticeship will involve working alongside our qualified dispensing team, learning how to become a pharmacy dispenser. Our 18-month apprenticeship will gain a specialised certificate which is a requirement to work in any pharmacy. Duties include dispensing medication and supporting with housekeeping duties such as stock rotation.

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Closing date: 04 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £7.50ph, working upto 40 hours per week

  • Working week

    Days and shifts to be confirmed. Apprenticeships may involve evenings and weekend working but is dependent on the pharmacy opening times.

    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:

  • Working alongside a fully trained and diverse dispensing team, helping in the prescription process
  • Dealing with customer requests and queries, both in person and over the phone
  • Liaising with doctors' 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?

  • Level 2 Pharmacy Services Assistant standard
  • Apprentices without level 1 English and maths will need to achieve this level and take the test for level 2 English and maths prior to taking the end point assessment
  • All the training is onsite and you do not need to attend off site college days to complete this apprenticeship
  • An e-learning portfolio plus onsite 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 - Haxby Pharmacy

Haxby & Wigginton Health Centre

The Village

YO32 2PL


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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Pharmacy services assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)

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