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Intermediate Level 2 Apprenticeship Pharmacy Services Assistant

Job description

Thurmaston Pharmacy, based in Leicester, is offering a hard-working and enthusiastic candidate an opportunity to start their career in the pharmaceutical health sciences sector as an Apprentice Pharmacy Assistant.

Please note we are looking to interview as soon as we get suitable candidates.

Main duties that you will be fully trained to do as part of the apprenticeship include:

  • Assist in the sale of over-the-counter medicines
  • Complete prescription receipt and collection
  • Ordering, receiving and storing pharmaceutical stock
  • Pre-packing, assembling and labelling medicine
  • 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 so you will be working at the employer’s address.

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: 03/01/2022

Possible start date: 05/01/2022

Skills required

  • Good communication skills
  • Organisational skills

Qualifications required

This employer has asked to only shortlist candidates for interview with GCSEs at grades C/4 or above (or equivalent or Functional Skills Level 2) in maths and English.

Training provided

Level 2 Pharmacy Services Assistant apprenticeship standard, which includes:

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

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

  • Assessment Method 1: Knowledge Test
  • Assessment Method 2: Simulated Observation with questions and answers
  • Assessment method 3: Professional Discussion

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

Future progression

Potential of a permanent role upon completion 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 would like to do a Pharmacy Services Assistant Apprenticeship. What skills and/or personal qualities do you have that you feel makes you a good candidate for this role?

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

Employer information

Thurmaston Pharmacy has been a pharmacy serving the village of Thurmaston for over 60 years. The pharmacy was bought from the Co-op, is well supported by the local village and offers a free repeat prescription collection and delivery service within a five-mile radius of the pharmacy. We collect and deliver free of charge to Syston, Birstall, Rushymead, Melton Road, Hamilton, Evington, Thurmaston, Humberstone and Scraptoft.

Address details:

Thurmaston Pharmacy
721 Melton Rd
Thurmaston
Leicester
LE4 8ED

Map data is calculated from the available geolocation information.

Reference number VAC001793801
Working week Shifts to be allocated, Monday - Friday, either 09:00 - 16:00 or 11:00 - 18:00.

(30 hours per week)

Expected duration 18 months
Apprenticeship level Intermediate
Related course Pharmacy Services Assistant - Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2)
Salary £117.00 (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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