Apprentice Pharmacy Services Assistant Medicine Drop

Medicine drop (Derby) are offering a hard-working and enthusiastic candidate an opportunity to work in the pharmaceutical sector as an Apprentice Pharmacy Assistant at their busy online pharmacy. Please be aware this is an online pharmacy dealing with prescriptions rather than a high street chemist with customers coming through the door. Duties will include; Ordering, receiving and storing pharmaceutical stock. Receiving prescriptions and ordering prescriptions. Making up blister packs.

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Closing date: 31 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 9.00am - 6.00pm

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2023

  • Date posted

    11 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The successful candidate will be assisting in the dispensing of medication at the pharmacy hub; gaining key skills pivotal to becoming a successful dispensing assistant. If you are passionate about pursuing a career in the pharmacy sector, this role is a fantastic opportunity with great potential. 

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
  • Duping and disposing of medicines
  • Managing stock levels
  • 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 Apprenticeship Standard

  • Functional Skills Level 2 in English and/or maths if not exempt
  • BTEC Level 2 Certificate in the principles & practice for pharmacy support staff
  • This apprenticeship is all delivered in the workplace
  • Although there is no requirement to attend Nottingham College on a weekly basis, instead you will be given minimum 6 hours off the job training in the workplace to complete the apprenticeship tasks you have been set by your Assessor
  • Please note that the apprenticeship standards require the apprentice to sit an End Point Assessment. Please refer to above link for more information

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Potential opportunity for a ongoing employment within the company following successful completion of the apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Patience


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

Things to consider

Although we ask a question on how you will be travelling to the employers address, there is no requirement to have a driving licence for this apprenticeship.

About the employer

Medicine Drop is a UK online pharmacy delivering NHS prescriptions direct to your home.


Medicine Drop





DE24 8GJ

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Training provider



Nottingham College Apprenticeship Team

0115 9457260

Apprenticeship standard

Pharmacy services assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)

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