Apprentice Pharmacy Assistant Formans Chemist

Are you looking to take a step onto a highly sought after career path? Are you reliable, keen and committed? Would you like to learn new skills in a pharmacy? Do you have ambition and the drive to succeed? If you can answer yes, then this pharmacy technician apprenticeship opportunity is for you!

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

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Closing date: 16 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    17 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    17 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

We are looking for someone who has experience in a pharmacy or retail, good communication and customer service skills, smartly dressed with excellent command of the English language and organization 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 us. 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 within your setting, a caring team member, hardworking and have a willingness to learn are all skills we are looking for.

  • Support with patient consultations
  • Dispensing medicine
  • General admin
  • Dealing with over the counter and 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

What you will gain- Level 3 Pharmacy Technician Apprenticeship

  • Mentor/Manager support within the pharmacy
  • In-house training
  • Register with the GPhC upon completion

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Pharmacy Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship
  • A permanent position within the organisation

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English/Maths/Science (Grade 4/c) Essential
NVQ or SVQ Level 2 or equivalent Pharmacy Assistant. (Grade NVQ2) Desired

Things to consider

Shifts to be arranged. Perfect for progression, employer wants somebody with L2 Pharmacy Assistant already

About the employer

We're part of Alamaz Ltd Manchesters local, independent pharmacy group. Discover our reliable repeat prescription collection and free delivery service and innovative range of services.


Formans Chemist





M25 0FX

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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


Sham Singh


Apprenticeship standard

Pharmacy technician (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)

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: 16 Jun 2024