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2 x Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Pharmacy Services

Job description

Willington Pharmacy, based in South Derbyshire, is offering an enthusiastic and friendly candidate an opportunity to start their career in the pharmaceutical health sciences sector as an Apprentice Pharmacy Assistant. Please apply ASAP as we are ready to interview as soon as we receive some suitable applications.


We are looking for candidates to be interviewed in January and start before the end of January, so please apply ASAP if you wish to be considered.

Working shifts will be around the pharmacy opening hours. Hours: Monday 8:30am - 6:30pm, Tuesday 8:30am - 6:30pm, Wednesday 8:30am - 6:30pm, Thursday 8:30am - 6:30pm, Friday 8:30am - 6:30pm Saturday 9am - 1pm, Sunday Closed

The post holder will work with customers on the counter and also assist the pharmacist in the dispensing of medication in their small but busy pharmacy.

Main duties that you will be trained to do include:

Assist in the sale of over the counter medicines

Complete prescription receipt and collection

Ordering, receiving, and storing pharmaceutical stock

Liaising with customers in all areas of sales, including specialised products, providing a highly personalised approach

Managing stock levels, replenishing, and cleaning sales areas

Receive and store incoming supplies, verify quantities against orders and inform supervisor of stock needs and shortages

Assisting future sales and maximum profits by the analysing of seasonal trends and product selection

Processing payments of various kinds, using the till, including handling of credit/debit cards, cheques, and accounts

Assisting in the reconciliation of the till at the end of each shift/or following day if requested to do so by the manager

Ensuring standards for quality, customer service and health and safety are met

Maintaining awareness of market trends and advertising, updating sales display areas

Dealing with sales as and when required, serve customers showing high standards of customer care at all times, providing a helpful and friendly service in order to maximise sales

To utilise specialist product knowledge when required

To maintain a clean and tidy working environment

To complete compulsory training as required

To carry out other duties which naturally fall within the reasonable expectations of the role

This apprenticeship is work based learning; therefore you will be working at the employer's address and will not need to attend college.

How to apply for this vacancy

You can apply for this vacancy through the National Apprenticeship Service. If you require any assistance with applying for this vacancy please contact us on 0115 945 7260 or email the apprenticeship team.

Application deadline: 28/02/2022

Possible start date: 01/03/2022

Skills required

Good communication skills Pay attention to detail

Qualifications required

The employer has requested only to have applications sent where the candidates have maths & English GCSEs, minimum grade 4 or C (or equivalent or Functional Skills Level 2). If you are looking to progress to a Level 3 Pharmacy Technician at some point in the future you will also need a Level 2 pass or GCSE grade 4/C minimum in any science subject

Training provided

Level 2 Pharmacy Services Assistant apprenticeship standard, which includes:

BTEC Level 2 Certificate in the Principles and Practice for Pharmacy Support Staff

Functional Skills up to Level 2 in English & maths if not exempt.

Please note that the apprenticeship standards require the apprentice to sit an End Point Assessment. Please refer to above link for more information.

Future progression

Potential of a permanent role at the end of the apprenticeship.

Additional questions for candidates

During the application process you will be asked the following additional question(s) below. To prepare yourself, have a think about how you might answer them.

First question
Please state what personal qualities and/or skills you feel you have that makes you a good candidate for this apprenticeship and why you want to work in a pharmacy.

Second question
For the purposes of shortlisting, your commute from home to the employers address only, please state whether you drive and have your own vehicle or will be using public transport

Employer information

Community based pharmacy based in Willington, South Derbyshire

Address details:

Kingfisher Lane
DE65 6QT

Map data is calculated from the available geolocation information.

Reference number VAC001805261
Working week shifts to be agreed by the employer around the pharmacy opening hours. See description for details

(30.00 hours per week)

Expected duration 18 months
Apprenticeship level Intermediate
Related course Pharmacy Services Assistant - Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2)
Salary £144.30 (Weekly)

Wage explained

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

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