L3 Pharmacy Technician Apprentice Twickenham Pharmacy

An opportunity arose with McCoig Pharmacy. You will be taking in and handing out prescriptions, dispensing and selling over-the-counter medicines. You will work towards a Level 3 Pharmacy Technician (integrated) apprenticeship standard.

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Closing date: 29 Sep 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 confirmed, with four days based in the pharmacy and one paid day at college.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    30 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    20 Jul 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Taking in and handing out prescriptions
  • Receiving and ordering stock
  • Selling over the counter medicines
  • Dispensing
  • Advising patients about medications
  • Undertaking final checks on the prescriptions

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

  • Level 3 Pharmacy Technician (integrated) Apprenticeship Standard
  • Functional Skills in maths and English, if required 
    The successful candidate will be working in the community pharmacy close to their home and attending college one day a week
  • The candidate will also be registered with the general Pharmaceutical Council Level 3 Qualification

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Can progress to working as a pharmacy technician in a hospital, community pharmacy, air force and pharmaceutical industries
  • In a hospital setting, there are several grades for pharmacy technicians
  • They can, for example, specialise in areas such as quality control, staff training, information technology, supplies procurement, clinical trials or medicines information services
  • Other roles may include managing a section of the pharmacy department

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Team working, Initiative, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade 4 and above) Essential

About the employer

Our reputation is built on our commitment to prompt professional, personal service and attention to detail, which is reflected in the services we offer and the time we take to get to know our clientele and how to best service their needs.


Twickenham Pharmacy




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Training provider



Andy Gill


Apprenticeship standard

Pharmacy technician (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)

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