Level 2/Intermediate Apprenticeship Pharmacy Services Assistant Vantage Pharmacy

Vantage Pharmacy based on Nuthall Road, Nottingham is is offering an opportunity to join their team of experienced medical professionals working in the pharmacy as an Apprentice Dispensary Assistant. Among the duties you will be doing are dealing with prescriptions; customer service and generally supporting the pharmacy team based in the pharmacy.

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Closing date: 31 Oct 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

    Shifts to be allocated by the employer around the pharmacy opening hours Monday 8.30am – Friday 7.30pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2023

  • Date posted

    01 Jun 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Main duties include:

  • Ordering, receiving and storing pharmaceutical stock.
  • Receiving prescriptions and ordering prescriptions.
  • Making up blister packs.
  • Dispensing once trained.
  • Labelling of prescriptions.
  • Liaising with customers over the phone and face to face.
  • Duping and disposing of medicines.
  • Managing stock levels, replenishing and cleaning sales areas.
  • Receive incoming supplies, verify quantities against orders and inform supervisor of stock needs and shortages.
  • Ensuring standards for quality, customer service and health and safety are met.
  • To utilise specialist product knowledge when required.
  • To maintain a clean and tidy working environment.
  • To complete compulsory training as required.
  • To carry out other duties which naturally fall within the reasonable expectations of the role.

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

Pharmacy Services Assistant Level 2


Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and/or English if required.

BTEC Level 2 Certificate in the Principles & Practice for Pharmacy Support Staff

Please note that the apprenticeship standards require the apprentice to sit an End Point Assessment. Please refer to above link for more information.

This is all delivered in the workplace. Instead of attending college one day per week you will be given minimum 6 hours off the job training in the workplace to complete the apprenticeship work you have been set.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Potential opportunity for a ongoing employment as a qualified Pharmacy Services Assistant within the company following successful completion of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English & maths (Grade 3 or D or Level 1 pass) Essential

Things to consider

Please ensure you are happy to work until 7.30pm if requested to by the employer. Please note that any candidate aged 16-17 can only work a maximum of 8 hours per day and have a minimum 30 minute (unpaid) break if their working day is longer than 4.5 hours. Although we ask a question on how you will travel to the employers address, there is no requirement to have a driving licence and have your own vehicle for this apprenticeship.

About the employer

With years of experience, our pharmacy team will work to make sure that you get the best from your medicines. We have great communication and links with all the local surgeries to ensure that you get the help that you need. We started from a traditional chemist shop on Nuthall Road to the building we occupy today, whilst maintaining being family owned.


Vantage Pharmacy


Melbourne Road



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Training provider



Nottingham College Apprenticeship Team


0115 9457260

Apprenticeship standard

Pharmacy services assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)

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