Advanced/Level 3 Apprentice Pharmacy Technician St Albans Pharmacy

St Albans Pharmacy in Bulwell, Nottingham, is offering a hard-working and enthusiastic candidate an opportunity to work in the pharmaceutical health sciences sector as an Apprentice Pharmacy Technician. We may also consider a Level 2 Pharmacy Services Assistant Apprenticeship for the right person.

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Closing date: 29 Feb 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 to Friday 9am to 6pm. 1 hour unpaid lunch break

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    07 Dec 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

Main duties  that you will receive full training to carry out  include:

  • Assist in the sale of over the counter medicines
  • Complete prescription receipt and collection
  • Ordering, receiving and storing pharmaceutical stock
  • Pre-packing, assembling and labelling medicine
  • Liaising with customers in all areas of sales, including specialized products providing a highly personalised approach
  • Managing stock levels, replenishing and cleaning sales areas
  • Receive and store incoming supplies, verify quantities against orders and inform supervisor of stock needs and shortages
  • Assisting future sales and maximum profits, by the analysing of seasonal trends and product selection
  • Processing payments of various kinds, using the till, including handling of credit/debit cards, cheques and accounts
  • Assisting in the reconciliation of the till at the end of each shift/or following day if requested to do so by the manager
  • Ensuring standards for quality, customer service and health and safety are met
  • Maintaining awareness of market trends and advertising, updating sales display areas
  • Dealing with sales as and when required, serve customers showing high standards of customer care at all times, providing a helpful and friendly service, in order to maximise sales
  • 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
    *This apprenticeship is work based learning therefore most of the time you will be working at the employer's address

You will need to attend college in Nottingham City Centre once a week for training once the next day release group for Pharmacy Technicians is planned to commence from 8 February 2024.

However the employer is looking to interview and start employment as soon as they find a suitable candidate.

The training you will be getting

You will need to complete the following qualifications to achieve the full standard Pharmacy Technician (Integrated) Level 3.

You will need to attend college in Nottingham City Centre once a week for 2 years for training. The next day release group for Pharmacy Technicians is planned to commence from 8 February 2024.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Depending on performance, the potential of ongoing employment as a qualified Pharmacy Technician once the apprenticeship has been successfully completed.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Team working, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English, maths & a science subject (Grade 4 or C or Level 2 pass) Essential

Things to consider

The awarding body Pearsons Edexcel require that for candidates to be enrolled onto this apprenticeship they need to have (evidence of) Minimum GCSE grade 4/C/Level 2 pass in English, maths and a science subject. Please only apply if you have these grades

About the employer

We are a community pharmacy based in Bulwell.


St Albans Pharmacy


St Albans Pharmacy

Hucknall 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


Nottingham College Apprenticeship Team

0115 9457260

Apprenticeship standard

Pharmacy technician (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)

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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