Pharmacy Services Apprentice (Level 2) Church Green Pharmacy

The apprentice will be working alongside experienced dispensing assistants while carrying out the duties including prescription receipt, form completion & processing, handing out of prescriptions and stock ordering. They will need to display a good level of customer service and will be supervised by the responsible pharmacist at the pharmacy.

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Closing date: 23 Jul 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

    Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 5.00pm. Shifts may work evenings and weekends.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    31 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    05 Jul 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Handling customer queries in confidence
  • Collection of prescription charges/checking patient exemption statements
  • Operation of efficient stock control appropriate to the needs of the dispensary with the objective of ensuring continuity of supply for patients and minimising wastage
  • Ensuring that drugs are received and stored in an appropriate manner in accordance with the manufacturers’ instructions
  • Ensuring that refrigerated items are stored at the appropriate temperature and maintaining the temperature control record/logbook
  • Ensuring that all dispensary equipment is kept clean and kept in good working order

The training you will be getting

  • The successful candidate will complete a full Level 2 Pharmacy Apprenticeship Standard
  • A competence based qualification i.e. NVQ/QCF
  • A knowledge based qualification i.e. Technical Certificate
  • Employer Rights & Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning & Thinking Skills
  • The training will be provided by Birmingham Metropolitan College on a day-release basis and will attend Matthew Boulton College

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Potential progression on to the Level 3 Pharmacy Technician apprenticeship

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, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (To allow progression onto the Level 3) (Grade 4) Desired

About the employer

Church Green Pharmacy is an independent dispensing chemist in a fast peace environment, focusing on customer care. Moreover, we offer range of perfumes and beauty stock to satisfy our customers at all times. The pharmacy serves the community in Redditch and is a long standing and established business where you can start your career in an exciting industry.


Church Green Pharmacy


7 Church Green West


B97 4DU

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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


BMet Recruitment Team

0121 362 1122

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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