Sykes Chemists Limited

Apprentice Retail Pharmacy Assistant- Fox & Medcalfe Pharmacy- Lancaster - Intermediate (Level 2)

Sykes Chemists Limited (Employer)

Qube Qualifications and Development Limited (Training Provider)

Annual wage £9,504.56
38.0 hours per week Weekdays 9am - 6pm, Saturday 9am - 1pm
15 months (duration)
22 December 2022(start date)
Retailer (apprenticeship standard)
20 December 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

This apprenticeship will allow the successful candidate to gain experience in all aspects of operating a pharmacy. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate.


What will the apprentice be doing?

The role and duties will include:
-Being involved in all areas of the dispensing process for prescriptions -Talking to patients both in person and on the telephone
-Provision of simple advice and information on self-care to those that request it
-Preparation of compliance aids (dossette box) for patients on this scheme
-Involvement in various services provided by the pharmacy (needle exchange, methadone service, medication delivery service, flu jab service, asylum seeker minor ailments scheme, etc.)
-Serving patients in the shop and operating the till
-General cleaning and tidying, and being a valued member of the pharmacy team.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • Retail Level 2 Apprenticeship + 2 GPhC Accredited Courses delivered by the National Pharmacy Association (NPA) Medicines Counter Assistant and Accredited Dispensing Assistant Course.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship and assuming positive progress reviews and reports, we intend to extend an offer of permanent employment.

Skills Required

Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Friendly, Initiative

Qualifications Required

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Desired
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