Apprentice Pharmacy Assistant Midway Pharmacy

A pharmacy based in Leeds are hoping to recruit a determined candidate to work within their small team of qualified professionals as an apprentice pharmacy assistant. You will support with patient consultations, dispense medicine (after training), and carry out general admin. Progress to higher level qualifications such as Level 3 Pharmacy Technician.

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Closing date: 08 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £8,236.80

    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 - Saturday; between hours of 9.00am - 9.00 pm. Sunday; 10.00am - 4.00pm. If working weekends will be provided with days off during the week, shifts to be decided after the interview, breaks to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    13 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    01 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000227150

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Duties to include:

  • Support with patient consultations
  • Dispensing medicine (after training)
  • General admin
  • Dealing with 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

Level 2 Pharmacy Services Assistant apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 1/2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point assessment (EPA)
  • In-house training provided by employer
  • GPHC approved Dispensing and MCA qualification
  • Training will be provided on a weekly basis

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Full-time permanent role for the right person or further potential for other training such as a Level 3 Pharmacy Technician apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Non judgemental, Patience

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3/D) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 3/D) Essential

About the employer

Delivering an excellent level of care and service within an honest, friendly, and professional environment. We are proud that our pharmacies act as a first port of call for healthcare advice in the communities they serve. Midway Pharmacy offers a wide range of services to help you stay healthy while in the country or travelling abroad on holiday or for business.

Employer

Midway Pharmacy

Address

46 Chapeltown

Pudsey

LS28 8BL

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Training

Training provider

WOODSPEEN TRAINING LIMITED

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

Contact

Abbey Roche

abbey.roche@woodspeentraining.co.uk

07599109538

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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