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Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship Pharmacy Services


Job description

Medina Chemist based in Hyson Green, Nottingham 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.

The post holder will be a people person and demonstrate a welcoming and friendly approach when assisting customers on the counter. You will also assist the pharmacist in the dispensing of medication in the pharmacy. If you are enthusiastic and willing to succeed in the pharmaceutical sector, this role is perfect for you.

Main duties 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 employers 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: 01/03/2021

Possible start date: 03/03/2021

Skills required

  • Experience of using own initiative
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral)
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Interpersonal skills
  • They will be a team player and able to prioritise workload at a busy time, remaining calm

Qualifications required

  • A*-D (9-3) GCSE in maths and English (or equivalent or Functional Skills Level 1)

Training provided

  • Pharmacy Services Assistant Level 2 - https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/pharmacy-services-assistant-v1-0
  • Functional Skills if required
  • 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

Possible permanent position on the 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
Why do you want to do an apprenticeship to become a Pharmacy Services Assistant? What skills/behaviours do you feel you have that would make you a good candidate for this apprenticeship?

Second question
For the purposes of shortlisting, describe your commute from your home address to the employers location. Please state whether or not you will be using public transport or drive and have your own vehicle.

Employer information

Medina Chemist is a welcoming and busy chemist based in Hyson Green, Nottingham, offering traditional chemist services and providing an array of other pharmacy services to the local community.

Address details:

Medina Pharmacy
85-89 Radford Road
Hyson Green

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Reference number VAC001675901
Working week Monday - Friday and every other weekend. Full range of shifts between 9am - 9pm.

(36 hours per week)

Expected duration 18 months
Apprenticeship level Intermediate
Related course Pharmacy Services Assistant - Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2)
Salary £140.40 (Weekly)

Wage explained

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