Apprentice Pharmacy Assistant Pimhole Pharmacy

Immediate start working within a friendly team at a very ethical and long-established pharmacy in Bury. We are looking for someone who is organised, diligent and willing to join a friendly, hard-working team, in a very busy customer facing environment supporting the dispensary team. You will be learning the processes involved in retail sales

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 08 Mar 2024

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 – Friday between 9am – 6pm

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    16 Months

  • Possible start date

    18 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    30 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Customer service is paramount to the role
  • Stock control/management & the ordering processes
  • Professional customer interaction and handling situations sensitively
  • Learning the processes involved in retail sales
  • Learning about the importance of confidentiality and data protection when dealing with both customers and healthcare professionals
  • Retail sales

The training you will be getting

  • Customer Service Practitioner Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard
  • Functional skills if required
  • College attendance is required monthly
  • Onsite training covering the sale of over the counter medicines which leads to the qualification of a qualified medicines counter assistant

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

There may be an opportunity for employment and career progression upon successful completion of the apprenticeship. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


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

About the employer

Pimhole Pharmacy is committed to ‘Healthcare in the Community”. Our customers are our main focus and we endeavour to provide them with exceptional service and healthcare. Located within the heart of the community, we strive to be the first choice for customer needs. We aim to provide our patients and customers with comprehensive information and guidance about their health and wellbeing.


Pimhole Pharmacy





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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

Apprenticeship standard

Customer service practitioner

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

Employer's Application Instructions

Please click on the link below. Complete the form at the bottom of the vacancy with your details and attach a copy of your CV. A member of the Bury College Apprenticeship Team will then be in touch regarding your application.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 08 Mar 2024