Pharmacy Assistant Apprentice


Leicester, LE9 7ND

Closes in 20 days (Monday 12 August)

Posted on 18 June 2024


Do you want to become a qualified Pharmacy Assistant? Are you serious about a career in health care / medicine? This role is ideal for anyone who has a genuine passion for working within the health care sector and is keen to learn and progress in their own professional development.

Annual wage
£9,984 a year

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The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Pharmacy services assistant (level 2)
Monday - Friday, May work weekends. 11:00am - 6:00PM

30 hours a week

Possible start date

Tuesday 13 August


1 Year

Positions available



As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

Level 2 Pharmacy Services Assistant Apprenticeship Standard, which includes:

  • Level 1/2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)
  • In-house training
  • Training schedule has yet to be agreed, details will be made available at a later date

Where you’ll work

40-42 Wood Street

Earl Shilton




An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation


Your training course

Pharmacy services assistant (level 2)

Equal to GCSE

Course contents
  • receive and log prescriptions
  • assemble prescribed items, undertake an in-process accuracy check and issue prescribed items
  • work according to legislative requirements, and organisational policies
  • order, receive, maintain and issue pharmaceutical stock
  • provide appropriate advice when authorised on supplied medicines and products, their storage and disposal
  • work within the parameters of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) of the pharmacy
  • act in accordance with systems and organisational governance
  • recognise and act within the pharmacy regulatory, legal and ethical standards
  • support the team in the development of others
  • maintain and further develop your own skills and knowledge through development activities; maintain evidence of your personal development and actively prepare for and participate in appraisal
  • communicate effectively with the public, carers and other health and social care professionals using a range of techniques to determine their needs, and keep information confidential
  • handle information (record, report and store information) related to individuals and/or patients in line with local and national policies
  • use pharmacy IT systems and other IT resources according to legislative requirements and organisational policies
  • demonstrate person centred care and support within a pharmacy setting
  • make pharmacy patients and patient safety your first concern
  • use judgement and refer service user as appropriate to another member of the team, GP, healthcare worker, manufacturer etc
  • maintain the interests of patients and the health of the public
  • promote and advocate equality, diversity and inclusion
  • promote healthy lifestyles to customers
  • work safely within the parameters of your role using Standard Operating Procedures
  • apply policies which relate to health and safety at work
  • act appropriately in situations to prevent harm to yourself and others
  • Your training plan

    This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.


    Desirable qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • English and Maths (grade 4/C)

    Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.


    • Communication skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Organisation skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Administrative skills
    • Team working
    • Initiative

    Other requirements

    If travelling to the vacancy using public transport, please make sure it is a manageable distance and time.

    About this company

    The pharmacy delivers an innovative service and benefits the whole community with positive outcomes for patients Pharmacy Services Appliance Dispensing, Consultations, multi Lingual staff, Prescription Delivery Service, Prescriptions, New Medicine Service, Prescription collection from local GP’s, Medication review, Supervised consumption of medicines.

    After this apprenticeship

    • Full-time permanent role for the right person. Further potential for other training such as a Level 3 Pharmacy Technician apprenticeship

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Karl Ungi

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000258783.

    Apply now

    Closes in 20 days (Monday 12 August)

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