Apprentice Pharmaceutical Dispensing Assistant KAMAL LIMITED

Working as an assistant in a Pharmacy serving customers in the local community. Advising on over the counter medication and assisting in dispensary. Providing healthy living advice and signposting. Working within NHS England contractual framework and GPhC Premises and inspection standards.

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Closing date: 16 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

    Mon – Fri (9am-6pm) (incl one day at college). Days to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    24 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    14 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Reading prescriptions, labelling and dispensing prescribed medicines
  • Calculating quantities and doses of medicines
  • Providing information and advice to patients on how to use their medication
  • Advising members of the public about over-the-counter (non-prescribed) medicines and management of minor ailments
  • Selling over-the-counter medicines and other items stocked by the chemist
  • Promoting other services offered by the pharmacy
  • Stock procurement and control
  • Checking stock and putting stock away
  • Date checking stock
  • Daily cleaning rotas and infection control management
  • Maintaining individual records of patient’s prescriptions, usually using the pharmacy computer system
  • Filing paperwork
  • Providing healthy advice and promoting public health
  • Recruiting patients for NHS and Private services

The training you will be getting

  • Pharmacy Services Assistant Level 2
  • On day release at Barking and Dagenham College

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Continued employment
  • Supervisor or Manager
  • Sales or marketing
  • Work in hospital or pharmaceutical company

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Customer care skills, Experience in health/social, Pleasant presentation


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

Things to consider

Why are you interested in working in the pharmaceutical sector? What skills do you have that would help you in this role? Previous applicants need not apply.

About the employer

Community pharmacy providing healthcare services to local residents




778 Green Lane




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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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