Pharmacy Services Apprentice Brighouse Pharmacy

Brighouse Pharmacy are looking for an enthusiastic person to join their team and assist in the day to day running of the business. They will be helping with the dispensing and stocking of medicine and pharmacy supplies. If this sounds like the role for you then please apply today!

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Closing date: 01 Dec 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

    Monday - Sunday. Shifts TBC Rota Basis.

    Total hours per week: 35.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Dec 2023

  • Date posted

    10 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

The successful candidate will be part of a dynamic and enthusiastic team providing over-the-counter and prescription pharmaceutical services to the local community. 

Helping with day-to-day tasks, such as consultations, dispensing medicine and general admin, the suitable candidate will be spending their time in both the shopfront retail and dispensary sides of the pharmacy.

Other tasks may include;

  • Provide a high standard of customer service, in order to attract and retain customers
  • Dispenses prescription medication and other medical products to patients under direction of licensed pharmacist
  • Receive and check in prescriptions, ensuring details are legible and complete and collecting appropriate levy or verifying exemption
  • Performs duties, including answering phones, processing orders, e-mail correspondence
  • Monitors prescription-filling process to ensure compliance with relevant regulations and pharmacy policies
  • Receive incoming stock and store it correctly, completing documentation, minimising damage and effectively rotating stock to minimise expired stock, notifying suppliers of any discrepancies
  • Liaises with healthcare providers and patients to obtain correct prescription information
  • Answers patients' questions about their medications under the supervision of the pharmacist
  • Carry out good housekeeping procedures regularly and effectively, including duties on any cleaning rota
  • Refer customers on to other healthcare professionals, including the pharmacist
  • Maintains electronic information
  • General computer skills
  • Be able to deliver excellent customer service
  • Be able to work as part of a team
  • Be keen to learn about our products and services

The training you will be getting

Apprentices will be required to produce work and build an e-portfolio of evidence through blended learning which will include practical and written knowledge assessments which are carried out in the workplace.

Pharmacy Services Assistant Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard.

Level 2 functional skills in maths and English (if required).

End-Point Assessment (EPA).

Apprentices will be required to produce work and build an e-portfolio of evidence through blended learning which will include practical and written knowledge assessments which are carried out in the workplace.

There will be an (EPA) end point assessment at the end of the apprenticeship.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

On completion of the Intermediate Apprenticeship, individuals will have the opportunity to apply to progress on to the Advanced Apprenticeship, they may also be offered full-time employment by the employer.

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, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9 - 4 (A* - C)) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9 - 4 (A* - C)) Desired

Things to consider

Please make sure you can get to and from the employer easily on a daily basis.

About the employer

Brighouse Pharmacy has been serving the local community for many years. An NHS registered pharmacy, its staff provide both over-the-counter and prescription services.


Brighouse Pharmacy


35 Church Lane



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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience


Tom Hughes

01274 728316

Apprenticeship standard

Pharmacy services assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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