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level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship Pharmacy Services Assistant

Job description

Vantage Vale Chemist based in Colwick, 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.

Vantage Vale Chemist is a busy and friendly pharmacy based in Colwick.

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 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: 31/05/2021

Possible start date: 02/06/2021

Skills required

  • Experience of using own initiative
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral)
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Clear, polite telephone manner

Qualifications required

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

Candidate requirements

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW): https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

Training provided

Pharmacy Services Assistant Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard:

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

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 as a pharmacy services assistant? Please state what personal qualities/and or skills you feel you have that make you a good apprentice for this vacancy.

Second question
For the purposes of shortlisting your application against your commute to work from you home address, please state whether you will be using public transport or driving and have your own vehicle.

Employer information

Vantage Vale Chemist is a welcoming and busy chemist based in Colwick, offering traditional chemist services and providing an array of other pharmacy services to the local community.

Address details:

Vale Pharmacy
66 Vale Road
Colwick
Nottingham
NG4 2EB

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Reference number VAC001706717
Working week Shifts to be agreed around the Pharmacy opening hours. Mon-Fri 9am to 7pm. Details to be confirmed.

(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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