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Pharmacy Counter Dispensing Assistant Apprenticeship


Job description

Dosette online pharmacy based in Daybrook, Nottingham is offering a hard-working and enthusiastic candidate an opportunity to start their career in the pharmaceutical health sciences sector as an Apprentice Dispensary Assistant.

Dosette online pharmacy based in Daybrook, Nottingham is offering a hard-working and enthusiastic candidate an opportunity to start their career in the pharmaceutical health sciences sector as an Apprentice Dispensary Assistant.

The Role that you will be fully trained to do:

The post holder will work in a small but busy pharmacy dispensing hub and assist the pharmacist in the dispensing of medication.

The successful candidate will predominately be based in the hub in the Daybrook area of Nottingham assisting in the dispensing of medication; you will also be given the opportunity to work in a local branch where you will gain key skills assisting customers on the counter. If you are passionate about pursuing a career in the pharmacy sector, this role is a fantastic opportunity with great potential.

Main duties include:

  • Ordering, receiving and storing pharmaceutical stock
  • Receiving prescriptions and ordering prescriptions
  • Making up blister packs
  • Dispensing once trained
  • Labelling of prescriptions
  • Liaising with customers over the phone
  • Duping and disposing of medicines
  • Managing stock levels, replenishing and cleaning sales areas
  • Receive incoming supplies, verify quantities against orders and inform supervisor of stock needs and shortages
  • Ensuring standards for quality, customer service and health and safety are met
  • 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 attend college 1 day per month. If you need to achieve Functional skills these classes are delivered weekly at 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: 01/03/2020

Possible start date: 02/03/2020

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/9-3 or equivalent Functional Skills Level 1 in maths and English. If you don't hold these then you will be required to achieve the required level in assessments before you can be considered further.

Candidate requirements

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

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.

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 maths if required
  • Functional Skills Level 1 or 2 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, skills and/or any work experience you may have that you feel makes you a good candidate for this role.

Second question
For shortlisting the distance from your home address to travel to the employers address only, please state if you drive and have your own car.

Employer information

Dosette is the new online chemist that is open around the clock to meet the needs of customers that are unable to access conventional shops for their health and beauty products. Within their team they have five qualified Pharmacists with a total experience of over 100 years of pharmaceutical experience.

Address details:

Baljinder Singh
Sherbrook Road

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Reference number VAC001607832
Working week Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

(35 hours per week)

Expected duration 12 months
Apprenticeship level Intermediate
Related course Health Pharmacy Services - Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2)
Salary £136.50 (Weekly)

Wage explained

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