Pharmacy Dispenser Apprenticeship The Village Pharmacy

The Village Pharmacy is an independent Pharmacy, which is undergoing major refurbishment. With a modern shop and dispensary, we are also expanding our team and feel that this a fantastic opportunity for trainee apprentices to join our Pharmacy team!

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Closing date: 12 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Upon successful completion of level 2 training, a full-time dispenser role will be considered.

    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

    Mon & Tues: 13:00 to 21:00 Weds: 09:00 to 16:00 Thurs & Fri: 11:00 to 18:00 Sat: Day-off

    Total hours per week: 36

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    19 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    10 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Apprentices are an integral component to the running of our Pharmacy. 

We are looking for someone who is an enthusiastic team player, and can take on the following responsibilities (non-exhaustive):

  • Accurately dispense medication to our patients, whilst maintaining attention to detail at all times.
  • Supporting and delivering pharmacy services to patients.
  • Working as part of a team and actively demonstrating a willingness to support and achieve the overall business objectives
  • Delivering and maintaining the best customer service, with friendly advice, recommendations on items of sale, and ensuring our customers wish to revisit us
  • Requesting prescriptions on behalf of patients and care homes, by communicating with doctors and other key contacts in a primary setting
  • Ensuring all rules and Standard Operating Procedures are followed in the Pharmacy
  • Ensuring dispensary and shop areas are always clean, tidy, and free of clutter
  • Keeping up to date with all developments in Pharmacy both professional and legal
  • Aiming to have a business related mindset, by trying to increase company profits whilst also maintaining our ethical and legal NHS standards

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

Level 2 Pharmacy Assistant Apprenticeship Standard:

  • General Pharmaceutical Council
  • Functional Skills maths and English Level 1 and/or Level 2, as appropriate
  • Training will take place at the workplace - no need to travel to a college

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • If available (and if the candidate successfully completes the apprenticeship) a permanent role and salary review will take place, which will include a Christmas bonus and a Performance based package

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Desired

Things to consider

Would be required to stand up for the majority of the working day

About the employer

We are going to be situated inside a GP Medical centre, therefore offering an exciting and rare opportunity for all of our staff to work alongside GPs and Nurses . A very useful experience for those looking to build a long-term career in a GP Practice environment.


The Village Pharmacy


The Village Pharmacy

45 Mercian Way



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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Pharmacy services assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)

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