Pharmacy Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship CHEMICARE (COVENTRY) LTD

Chemycare Coventry are looking to recruit an apprentice Pharmacy Technician to work in their Friendly pharmacy team. You will have an approachable personality, being committed to providing the best possible service for patients. You will work in helping to dispense and prepare medication, referring problems or queries to the pharmacist.

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Closing date: 01 Aug 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

    Pharmacy operates from Monday - Saturday, between the hours of 9.00am to 6.00pm. Shifts will be discussed upon interview.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    20 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Pharmacy technicians manage the supply of medicines and devices in a pharmacy and assist pharmacists with advisory services. As a qualified technician you could be involved in the following areas:

  • Providing safe and effective pharmacy services
  • Safety of medication use in line with NHS long term plan (Directed Enhanced Services)
  • Provide information to patients and other healthcare professionals
  • Achieving the best outcomes through a patient’s medicines
  • Answering customers questions face to face or by phone
  • Referring problems or queries to the pharmacist
  • Supply medicines and devices to patients, whether on prescription or over the counter
  • Assemble medicines for prescriptions
  • Manage areas of medicines supply such as dispensaries
  • Supervise other pharmacy staff / training and development
  • Pre-packing, assembling and labelling medicines
  • Quality control
  • Procurement
  • Medicines advice and information

The training you will be getting

Level 3 Pharmacy Technician apprenticeship standard qualification, which includes:

  • Weekly release (virtual) - 1 day per week (term time only)
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)
  • Full time apprentices will typically spend 24 months on-programme (before the gateway) working towards the occupational standard, with a minimum of 20% 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

  • Successful completion of the apprenticeship may lead to a full time contract as well as further NHS CPD

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Reliable, Good Time Keeping


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Grade 4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade Grade 4 or above) Essential

Things to consider

Please note, Apprenticeship training will be linked for a College start in Sept 2024.

About the employer

Chemycare are a busy NHS Community Pharmacy serving the people of Birmingham.







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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 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

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