Apprentice Pharmacy Assistant



Closes in 27 days (Friday 16 August)

Posted on 10 July 2024


We are seeking to recruit a new pharmacy apprentice to our innovative team of qualified professionals.  We are looking for a passionate individual, motivated, reliable and keen to learn and develop within the pharmacy.  We pride ourselves on providing high levels of customer service, so a positive outlook and can do attitude are required.

Annual wage
£12,646.40 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 to Friday - with some Saturday working required. Shifts will be discussed at interview.

38 hours a week

Possible start date

Tuesday 27 August


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 Standard
  • 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



S8 7BP


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 (grade 4 or above)
    • Maths (grade 4 or above)

    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
    • Initiative
    • Non judgemental
    • Patience

    About this company

    Green Cross Chemists Limited are the largest Sheffield-based chain of independent pharmacies and have been providing quality pharmaceutical healthcare to the local community since 1984. This long-established community pharmacy was acquired by Green Cross Chemists in October 2007. It’s a very busy and well-loved community asset which was extensively extended, refurbished and refitted to a very high and modern standard in 2015. Now run by a tight team of highly qualified colleagues, this branch is performing to the highest standard and provides a superb, modern healthcare environment for patients, customers and staff.

    After this apprenticeship

    • Upon completion of the level 2 Pharmacy apprenticeship, for the right person, there is the opportunity to secure full-time employment and progress to higher level qualifications.

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Abbey Roche


    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000263871.

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    Closes in 27 days (Friday 16 August)

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