Level 2 Pharmacy Services Assistant Apprentice Star Pharmacy

Fantastic opportunity to gain training and employment as a Pharmacy Services Assistant. If you have a genuine interest in pharmacy and are looking for an entry route into this profession. As part of your position you will be answering queries on the supply and availability of medicines and ensuring that the health and safety requirements are met.

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Closing date: 14 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

    Specific days and shifts are to be confirmed upon interview with the Pharmacy.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    17 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    10 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

The role will have various duties including, but not limited to:

  • Servicing customers - selling over the counter medicines
  • Taking and handing out prescriptions, dispensing prescriptions
  • Promoting services
  • Cash handling
  • Ensuring tidiness of branch
  • Using dispensary computer system to generate stock orders and labels
  • Receiving, loading unloading incoming goods from wholesalers, manufacturers and elsewhere

The training you will be getting

Level 2 Pharmacy Services Assistant standard:

  • Weekly release at our Walsall Campus - 1 day per week (term time only)

Full-time apprentices will typically spend 15 months on-programme (before the gateway) working towards the occupational standard, with off the-job training.

The purpose of the end point assessment (EPA) is to test that an apprentice is fully capable of doing their job before they receive their apprenticeship certificate. It also helps to demonstrate that what an apprentice has learned can be applied in the real world.

The focus is now on the outcome of an apprenticeship and apprentices have to demonstrate the knowledge, skills and behaviours that employers have identified they need.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Possibility to up-skill to Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship (Pharmacy Technician)

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Lang or Lit) (Grade C or 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C or 4) Essential

About the employer

Star Pharmacy is based at 295 Walsall Road, Perry Barr, Birmingham B42 1TY. Kassim and Ali Mawji are the principle pharmacists in charge with over 18 years of community pharmacy experience between them. We are next door to Perry Park Surgery and provide a quick and convenient service to the local patients. Our patient list extends to the local surrounding areas too, like Great Barr, Kingstanding, Aston and Handsworth Wood. Pop in and visit our newly refurbished premises! We provide a free prescription collection service from Perry Park Surgery and Tower Hill Partnership Medical Practice. Not a member of either of these surgeries? Call the pharmacy, and our helpful team will advise if we can collect your prescription from your surgery. Many surgeries can send your prescription electronically; ask about registering with us so we can accept your electronic prescription, and take the hassle out of prescription collection. We also arrange repeat requests on behalf of our patients.


Star Pharmacy





B42 1TY

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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


Kerry Hall


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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