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Pharmacy Counter Dispensing Assistant Apprenticeship

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Job description

Day Night Pharmacy based in Bolsover, Chesterfield, are offering a hard-working and enthusiastic candidate an opportunity to start their career in the pharmaceutical health sciences sector as an Apprentice Dispensary Assistant. We are open 100 hours per week to serve the community and shifts will be agreed in advance around the opening times.

Day Night Pharmacy is a busy and friendly pharmacy based in Bolsover. If you are passionate about pursuing a career in the Pharmaceutical sector this is an opportunity not to be missed. 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.

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 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 specialized 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, except for initial assessments. You may be required to attend college in Nottingham city centre if you need to take Functional Skills qualifications.

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: 01/04/2020

Possible start date: 02/04/2020

Skills required

You will need to be a good communicator, be able to work accurately, pay attention to detail and also enjoy working as part of a team.

Qualifications required

GCSE's grades A*-D/grade 3 (or Functional Skills Level 1 equivalent) in maths & English.

Candidate requirements

Please note that anyone under the age of 18 will only work a maximum of 40 hours per week. Any role which exceeds these hours on advert will be amended accordingly to fall in line with the legislation.

Please note if the successful applicant is found prior to the closing date the vacancy maybe withdrawn early.

This apprenticeship is work based learning therefore most of the time you will be working at the employer’s address. Depending on your training you will only need to attend college in Nottingham for initial assessments, enrolment and a few other rare occasions.

Reality Check - Able to get the employers address in accordance with the working hours.

Training provided

  • You will need to complete the following qualifications to achieve the full framework
  • BTEC Pharmaceutical Science Level 2
  • Diploma in Pharmacy Service Skills Level 2 QCF
  • Employer Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
  • Functional Skills Level 1 or 2 in maths if required
  • Functional Skills Level 1 or 2 in English if required

Future progression

Potential of a permanent role at the end of the apprenticeship or progression onto a level 3 dispensing technician role, dependent upon the performance.

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 state what personal qualities and/or skills you have that you feel make you a good candidate for the role.

Second question
For shortlisting purposes only, please state whether or not you drive and have your own car for commuting to work on a daily basis.

Employer information

Day Night Pharmacy is a welcoming and busy pharmacy, offering traditional chemist services and providing an array of other pharmacy services to the local Community.

Address details:

Daynight Pharmacy Limited
24
Town End
Chesterfield
S44 6DT

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Reference number VAC001600480
Working week Shifts to be agreed around the pharmacy opening hours Monday - Friday 7.00am – midnight, Saturday 9.00am to midnight, Sunday closed.

(40 hours per week)

Expected duration 15 months
Apprenticeship level Intermediate
Related course Health Pharmacy Services - Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2)
Salary £156.00 (Weekly)

Wage explained

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