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

You will work alongside our qualified dispensing team in one of our pharmacies and learn how to become a Pharmacy Dispenser supporting the delivery of pharmacy services. Our apprenticeship is an 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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Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £7.50ph, working up to 40 hours per week

  • Working week

    We have 7 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 are to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    15 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 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?

Level 2 Pharmacy Services Assistant standard.

All the training is on site, and you do not need to attend off site college days to complete this apprenticeship. When you successfully complete the training, you will receive a Level 2 Pharmacy Dispenser qualification, which is a requirement to work on any pharmacy in UK.

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.

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 practising 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 - Huntington Pharmacy

1 North Lane


YO32 9RU


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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Pharmacy services assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)

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