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Apprentice Pharmacy Services Assistant

Job description

Welfare Pharmacy in Derby City Centre is offering a hard-working and enthusiastic candidate an opportunity to start their career in the pharmaceutical health sciences sector as an Apprentice Pharmacy Services Assistant. You will work towards a Level 2 Pharmacy Services Assistant apprenticeship standard

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

Main duties will 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: 01/11/2021

Possible start date: 02/11/2021

Skills required

  • Good communication skills
  • Good organisational skills

Qualifications required

GCSEs at grades D/3 or above (or equivalent) in maths and English.

Training provided

Level 2 Pharmacy Services Assistant apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 1/2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)

https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/pharmacy-services-assistant-v1-0

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 say why you want to do the Pharmacy Services Apprenticeship.

Second question
What personal attributes or skills do you feel you have that make you a good candidate for this role.

Employer information

Welfare pharmacy is a local community pharmacy at Friar Gate, Derby. They offer wide range of services and facilities for you and your family. With their caring and dedicated healthcare professional team, they aim to provide a high standard of ​customer service.

Address details:

Welfare Healthcare (UK) Limited
68 Friar Gate
Derby
DE1 1FP

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Reference number VAC001723574
Working week The Pharmacy opening hours are Monday to Saturday 07:00 - 22:30 and Sunday's 10:00 - 17:00. You will be required to work some weekends. Days and shifts to be confirmed.

(37.5 hours per week)

Expected duration 18 months
Apprenticeship level Intermediate
Related course Pharmacy Services Assistant - Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2)
Salary £146.25 (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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