Pharmacy Assistant Apprenticeship OCTAVIAN HEALTHCARE LIMITED

We are looking for a confident individual with good customer service skills to secure employment with us and progress their career in Pharmacy. Opportunity to complete Level 2 Pharmacy Assistant qualifications and for the right candidate an opportunity to work towards Level 3 Pharmacy Technician Apprenticeship.

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

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Closing date: 28 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £6.40 per hour

    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, shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    29 Apr 2024

  • Date posted

    02 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

Our community-based Pharmacy  is hoping to recruit a determined individual as an Apprentice Pharmacy Assistant.

Duties include:

  • Dispensing medications under supervision
  • General admin
  • Serving patients over the counter
  • Using the shop till
  • Dealing with over the counter and telephone queries
  • Using the pharmacy computer system
  • Dealing with stock deliveries
  • Stock management
  • Ensuring pharmacy shop shelves are replenished
  • Date checking of stock
  • Processing NHS prescriptions
  • General shop cleaning and maintenance

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
  • GPHC approved dispensing and over counter qualification

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, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Logical, Team working, Non judgemental, Patience


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

Things to consider

If travelling by public transport, please check travel time before applying.

About the employer

A pharmacy based in Retford are looking for a pharmacy assistant apprentice to join the team. They are an independent community pharmacy with a close knit team.




Riverside Walk



DN22 6AA

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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

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 28 Apr 2024