Apprentice Pharmacy Assistant


Apprenticeship summary

As a Pharmacy Assistant, you will work alongside Pharmacy Technicians, under the supervision of a registered Pharmacist, at your local pharmacy shop. You will be helping to maintain stock levels, ordering items for use within a department, plus more.

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Closing date: May 1, 2024

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Total hours per week:
Expected duration (weeks):
Positions (available):
Date posted:
March 20, 2024
Possible start date:
May 2, 2024
Apprenticeship level:


The range of duties is broad and varies depending on the post, but may include the following:

  • Taking in and handing out prescriptions dispensing prescriptions
  • Using computer systems to generate stock lists and labels
  • Helping to maintain stock levels
  • Ordering items for use within a department
  • Receiving, loading, unloading incoming goods from wholesalers, manufacturers and elsewhere
  • Delivering pharmaceuticals and other goods to sites within a pharmacy department, and wards / departments / clinical areas
  • Selling over the counter medicines
  • Answering queries on the supply and availability of medicines
  • Responding to telephone and face to face enquiries of a routine nature from patients and customers
  • Bringing any problems identified or queries raised to the attention of pharmacists or pharmacy technicians
  • Pre-packing, assembling and labelling medicines
  • Assisting with the manufacture of medicines 
  • Preparing medicines ‘aseptically’ (preparing medicines in a very clean environment using special techniques)
  • Ensuring that health and safety requirements are met 

Most common daily duties are as follows:

  • Scanning and labelling prescriptions 
  • Bagging patient prescriptions
  • Stock replenishment
  • Stock rotation
  • Serving customers
  • General housekeeping
  • Level 2 Pharmacy Assistant Apprenticeship Standard
  • How training will be delivered is to be confirmed 
  • Full-time position may be available for the right candidate
  • The opportunity to progress onto your Level 3 Pharmacy Technician Apprenticeship may also be available



We are seeking to recruit a new member to join our dispensing team in our innovative small team of qualified professionals, as an Apprentice Pharmacy Assistant. For the right person, there is the opportunity to secure full-time employment and progress to higher level qualification.Delivery of customer service Working week Shifts to be confirmed What will the apprentice be doing? Dispensing of medication to patients Over counter sales of non-prescription medication Check and monitor prescription slips Health & Safety Responsibility Observing COVID Restrictions and Guidelines Use of Patient Record Systems and use of smart card Data Entry relating to medication Labelling and Dispensing Accuracy and Attention to detail Numerate Working within a team environment Liaison with Doctors surgery and health professionals


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Apprenticeship standard:

Pharmacy services assistant (level 2)