A pharmacy based in Walsall are hoping to recruit an apprentice pharmacy assistant. For the right person, there is the opportunity to secure full-time employment and progress to higher level qualifications such as level 3 pharmacy technician. Duties will include checking off and unpacking orders, stock management, etc.

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

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Closing date: 01 May 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 May 2024

  • Date posted

    19 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

We are looking for someone who has good communication, customer service and organisation skills. This is because you will be talking to a variety of patients who will each have individual needs, so these types of skills are very important. To help you thrive in a pharmacy setting, you should be punctual not only arriving to work but also meeting deadlines, a friendly personality, keen to progress, a caring team member, hardworking and have a willingness to learn.

Duties to include:

  • Serving customers over the counter
  • Dispensing medicine (after training)
  • General admin
  • Dealing with 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 Level 2 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, Non judgemental, Patience


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

Things to consider

If arriving by public transport please check times before applying. This role may close before the closing date if an appropriate candidate has been successful for the role.

About the employer

Typical daily tasks include: · Carries out sales transaction, wraps and packages goods · Relays information to customers under the direction of pharmacist or other health professional · Arranges displays of merchandise · Checks stock levels, rotates stock, orders new stock from supplying companies and ensures that products are stored appropriately · Maintains records of prescriptions received and drugs issued · Checks received prescriptions for legality and accuracy and confirms patients




47 West Bromwich Street



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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


sasha Brooks

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

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 01 May 2024