Apprentice Pharmacy Assistant HALLS PHARMACY ( NORTH EAST ) LIMITED

This role maintains a high level of competence to ensure the safe dispensing of medication to customers, dealing with over the counter and phone enquiries as well as being the experts that our customers can rely on. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate.

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Closing date: 18 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage



  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 9am to 6pm Saturday 9am to 2pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    26 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    06 Dec 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Support with patient consultations.
  • Dispensing medicine.
  • General admin.
  • Dealing with over the counter and phone enquiries.
  • Use of the computer and the pharmacy specific software.
  • Checking off and unpacking orders.
  • Stock management.
  • Date checking of stock.
  • Processing NHS prescriptions.

The training you will be getting

  • Pharmacy services assistant Level 2 (GCSE).
  • Medicine Counter Assistant Course accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council [GPhc].
  • Dispensing Assistant Course accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council [GPhc].

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • A permanent position within the organisation.

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


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

About the employer

A pharmacy based in Newcastle, are hoping to recruit a hardworking and determined candidate to work within their small team of qualified professionals, as an Apprentice Pharmacy Assistant. For the right person, there is the opportunity to secure full-time employment and progress to higher level qualifications.




3 Station Road

Forest Hall

Newcastle Upon Tyne

NE12 7AR

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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

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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