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Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship Pharmacy Services Assistant

Job description

Radcliffe Day and Night Pharmacy based in South Nottingham, are offering hard-working and enthusiastic candidates an opportunity to start their career in the pharmaceutical health sciences sector as an Apprentice Pharmacy Services Assistant. PLEASE BE AWARE OF THE PHARMACY OPENING HOURS 7AM UNTIL 11PM ON WEEKEDAYS BUT WITH LESS HOURS ON THE WEEKEND

The main duties that you will be fully trained to do 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 therefore most of the time 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: 06/01/2022

Skills required

  • Good communication
  • Work accurately
  • Pay attention to deal
  • Logical thinker
  • Driving licence is preferred (although not essential)
  • Organised

Qualifications required

GCSE's A*-E / grades 9-3 (or equivalent Functional Skills Level 1) 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 Functional Skills up to Level 2 in English and 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
Why do you want to do an apprenticeship to become a Pharmacy Services Assistant? Please state what personal attributes and/or skills you feel you have that make you a good candidate for this position.

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

Employer information

Radcliffe day and night Pharmacy is an independent, LATE NIGHT pharmacy situated in the heart of Radcliffe on Trent, Nottinghamshire. At Radcliffe day and night Pharmacy, the health of our patients is our priority, and we are committed to providing excellent services and professional advice beyond the usual opening hours.

Address details:

Radcliffe Day & Night Pharmacy
1 Shelford Road
Radcliffe On Trent
NG12 2AE

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Reference number VAC001789871
Working week Shifts to be agreed over the pharmacy opening hours: Monday - Friday 7.00am - 11.00pm, Saturday 8.00am.

(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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