Pharmacy Dispenser Apprenticeship - Citywide Health (Fulford Pharmacy) Citywide Health

Your apprenticeship will involve working alongside our qualified dispensing team, learning how to become a pharmacy dispenser. Our 18-month apprenticeship will gain a specialised certificate which is a requirement to work in any pharmacy. Duties include dispensing medication and supporting with housekeeping duties such as stock rotation.

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Closing date: 30 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £7.50ph, working up to 40 hours per week

  • Working week

    We have 7 pharmacies situated around York all operating differing hours. Apprenticeships may involve evenings and weekend working but is dependent on the pharmacy opening times. Days and shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    31 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    6 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    4 available

What you will do in your working day

Your day-to-day duties will include:

  • Working alongside a fully trained and diverse dispensing team, helping in the prescription process
  • Dealing with customer requests and queries, both in person and over the phone
  • Liaising with doctor's surgeries and other healthcare professionals
  • Completing your coursework in a timely manner
  • Keep up to date with current pharmacy practice, new drugs and their uses
  • Respect and maintain confidentiality of information concerning customers, colleagues, company policies and statistics in accordance with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) from 25th May 2018)

The training you will be getting

  • All the training is on site and you do not need to attend off site college days to complete this Apprenticeship
  • An e-learning portfolio plus on-site tutors will help you progress to a Level 2 Pharmacy Services Assistant standard, which is a requirement to work in any pharmacy in the UK
  • Functional skills maths and English, if required

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Career progression at the end of the apprenticeship can result in promotion within Citywide Health or opportunities with local hospital or GP practices or training to become a practicing pharmacist

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, Logical, Team working, Patience


GCSE or equivalent Maths & English (Grade 4) Desired

Things to consider

The ideal candidate must be: Friendly, caring and passionate about patient welfare. Willing to learn and take on new challenges. Can work accurately under pressure and in a fast paced environment. Ambitious with a good work ethic. Be a strong team player whilst also able to work independently. Take on feedback and listen to directions.

About the employer

We first opened our doors to patients in Haxby and Wigginton in November 2010, with the founding branch of Citywide Health, Haxby Pharmacy. Over the next 13 years we have steadily grown into the largest group of independent pharmacies in the city of York, allowing us to help many more patients manage their health and get the most out of their medication. We now have 7 pharmacies across the city and have apprenticeship opportunities at all sites.


Citywide Health


Citywide Health - Fulford Pharmacy

101 Main Street


YO10 4PN


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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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