Pharmacy Technician Dispensing Apprenticeship GUARDIAN PHARMACY LIMITED

As a Pharmacy Level 3 Apprentice, you will work under the supervision of a qualified pharmacist or pharmacy technician in a pharmacy setting. This apprenticeship program provides you with comprehensive training and practical experience to develop your skills and knowledge in pharmaceutical services.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,296.00 to £20,319.00

    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

    Your working hours at the pharmacy will be on a rota system. Shifts to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    14 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    01 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Customer Service:

  • Provide excellent customer service by greeting and assisting customers, answering their queries and offering appropriate advice on over-the-counter medications and health-related products

Prescription Dispensing:

  • Assist in the accurate dispensing of prescriptions by preparing medications, labelling packages and ensuring adherence to dosage instructions and legal requirements

Stock Management:

  • Receive and unpack stock deliveries, check expiry dates and ensure proper storage and stock rotation. Maintain inventory levels and assist in stock ordering as required

Medication Counselling:

  • Offer guidance to patients on the safe use of prescribed medications, explaining potential side effects, dosage instructions and any necessary precautions

Health Promotion:

  • Support health promotion initiatives by providing information on over-the-counter products, promoting healthy lifestyles and advising on the management of minor ailments

Pharmacy Operations:

  • Assist with administrative tasks such as processing prescriptions, managing patient records and maintaining accurate and confidential records in compliance with legal requirements

Health and Safety:

  • Adhere to health and safety regulations and guidelines to ensure a safe working environment for yourself, colleagues and customers

Professional Development:

  • Engage in continuous learning and development activities, attend training sessions and work towards achieving the required qualifications and competencies of the apprenticeship programme

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

  • Pharmacy Technician (integrated) Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard
  • BTEC Level 3 Principles and Practice for Pharmacy Technicians 
  • Weekly day release at the Rush Green Campus

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • With experience you could become a departmental supervisor or manager
  • You could take on a specialist role like clinical technician, working with healthcare professionals and patients on wards
  • There are opportunities to move into a specialist areas like oncology, pediatrics, or clinical trials

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade 9-4/A*-C) Essential
BTEC or equivalent Level 2 Pharmacy (Grade Pass) Essential

Things to consider

You should have a level 2 qualification in Pharmacy for this OR at least 6 months experience of working in a Pharmacy.

About the employer

The Guardian Pharmacy is located in Tower Hamlets serving the local community. The pharmacy offers a range of services.




85 Chrisp Street


E14 6GG

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Training provider



Apprenticeship standard

Pharmacy technician (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)

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