Pharmacy Dispenser Apprenticeship - Parkers & Huntington 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: 30 Sep 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £7.50ph, working up to 40 hours per week

  • Working week

    Days and shifts are to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    09 Aug 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    4 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • 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?

  • All the training is on site and you do not need to attend off site college days to complete this apprenticeship
  • When you sucessefully complete the training you will receive a Level 2 Pharmacy Dispenser qualification, which is a requirement to work on any pharmacy in 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 13 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


Parkers Pharmacy

61 North Moor Road


YO32 9QN


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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Pharmacy services assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)

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