Community Pharmacy Services Apprentice Woodside Pharmacy

Exciting cross over role between shop counter and dispensary! You will have exposure in learning about over the counter medicine and talking to our patients as well as basic dispensary duties. Our friendly team will show you the ropes and help you understand how our caring community pharmacy looks after its patients.

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Closing date: 01 Jun 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 12am-6pm Tuesday 12am-6pm Wednesday 12am-6pm Thursday 12am-6pm Friday 12am-6pm

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    30 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Learn how to operate the cash register
  • Counter sales
  • Answering patient calls on our dedicated telephone line
  • Daily communication with patients regarding their medication and relaying onto the rest of the team
  • Putting away dispensary orders from wholesalers
  • Basic dispensing duties

The training you will be getting

You will be training at our Telford site:

  • Woodside Pharmacy Park Lane Telford TF7 5QZ
  • Weekly sessions at Walsall College. Term time only
  • Pharmacy services assistant level 2
  • Functional Skills in English and maths if required

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Should the business have a vacancy once apprenticeship is completed this role could progress to Dispensing Technician.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative


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

About the employer

Woodside Pharmacy is an NHS Community Pharmacy based in Woodside, Telford, TF7 providing free NHS prescription delivery across Telford. We also provide NHS and private flu vaccinations, travel clinic.


Woodside Pharmacy


Woodside Pharmacy



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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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