Apprentice Pharmacy Assistant


London, SW6 6TE

Closes on Monday 9 September

Posted on 9 July 2024


We are seeking to recruit a new member to join our innovative small team of qualified professionals, as an Apprentice Pharmacy Assistant for an independent pharmacy. For the right person, there is the opportunity to secure full-time employment and progress to higher level qualification.

Annual wage
£15,392 a year

Minimum wage rates (opens in new tab)

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

Training course
Pharmacy services assistant (level 2)
Shifts to be discussed at interview.

37 hours a week

Possible start date

Tuesday 10 September


1 Year 3 Months

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

  • Pharmacy Assistant Level 2 Apprenticeship qualification
  • Medicine Counter Assistant Course accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhc)
  • Dispensing Assistant Course accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhc)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)
  • In-house training

Where you’ll work

331 Fulham Palace Road




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.


    Essential qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • English/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
    • Customer care skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Logical
    • Team working
    • Initiative
    • Non judgemental
    • Patience

    About this company

    We are a a pharmacy based in South Ealing. Our team consists of our superintendent pharmacist and responsible pharmacist - who both have 20+ years of pharmacy experience and who possess both wide and accurate clinical knowledge. Our other staff members are pre-registration pharmacists and dispensers, who are well trained, friendly and helpful. All our staff members, including our pharmacists, are constantly learning and finding ways to improve our pharmacy services and their clinical knowledge. We aim to give our patients and customers the most luxurious, royal and efficient service. (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

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

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Karl Ungi

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000263685.

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    Closes on Monday 9 September

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