Apprentice Pharmacy Assistant NEWBRIDGE HEALTH CARE LTD

As a Pharmacy Assistant, you will work alongside Pharmacy Technicians, under the supervision of a registered Pharmacist, at your local pharmacy shop.

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Closing date: 01 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, 9.00am - 5.00pm. Flexibility maybe required and possible weekend work. .

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    01 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

The range of duties is broad and varies depending on the post, but may include the following:

  • Taking in and handing out prescriptions dispensing prescriptions
  • Using computer systems to generate stock lists and labels
  • Helping to maintain stock levels
  • Ordering items for use within a department
  • Receiving, loading, unloading incoming goods from wholesalers, manufacturers and elsewhere
  • Delivering pharmaceuticals and other goods to sites within a pharmacy department, and wards/departments/clinical areas
  • Selling over the counter medicines
  • Answering queries on the supply and availability of medicines, 
  • Responding to telephone and face to face enquiries of a routine nature from patients and customers
  • Bringing any problems identified or queries raised to the attention of pharmacists or pharmacy technicians
  • Pre-packing, assembling and labelling medicines
  • Assisting with the manufacture of medicines 
  • Preparing medicines 'aseptically' (preparing medicines in a very clean environment using special techniques
  • Ensuring that health and safety requirements are met


  • Most common daily duties are as follows.
  • Scanning and Labelling Prescriptions. 
  • Bagging Patient Prescriptions. 
  • Stock Replenishment. 
  • Stock Rotation.
  • Serving Customers. 
  • General Housekeeping.


The training you will be getting

  • Level 2 Pharmacy Assistant Apprenticeship Standard

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Full time position may be available for the right candidate
    The opportunity to progress onto your Level 3 Pharmacy Technician Apprenticeship may also be available

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, Team working, Initiative, Patience


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

About the employer

We were established 20 years ago and currently own 12 pharmacies based in Manchester and this one in Nelson. Both directors are qualified pharmacists and are actively involved daily in the running of this dynamic group. We have a well-established loyal customer base, and we pride ourselves in having an outstanding level of customer service. We are looking to recruit an Apprentice Pharmacy Assistant to work at our Pharmacy. This vacancy is on a permanent basis, however, is conditional upon successfully completing the probationary period. We offer the following services: - Medicines Use Review - Emergency Hormonal Contraception - Stop Smoking Support - Care Homes Support - Medicines Assessment and Compliance - Repeat Prescriptions - Prescription Collection and Delivery Service - Confidential Help & Advice - Emergency Supplies - Support for People with Disabilities - Blood Pressure Measuring - Cholesterol & Diabetes Checks - Head Lice




4 Tatton Road



M34 7PL

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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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