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Job ID
Posting Date
Preston's College
Job type
Full time
Career level
Entry Level
Education Level
GCSE / Scottish or equivalent
4.05 per hour
Job reference code

Preston's College

Pharmacy Technician - Huncoat Pharmacy - 18873

Job description

Pharmacy Technician Apprenticeship Level 2 - Huncoat Pharmacy (open to all ages)


Huncoat Pharmacy



Type of Apprenticeship

Intermediate Apprenticeship


Pharmacy assistant working in a busy local pharmacy, responsible for providing exceptional customer focused service, counter assistance, appropriate health counselling, labelling, dispensing, medications, receiving and maintaining stock etc.


·        Sale of over the counter medicines and the provision of information to customers on symptoms and products

·        Prescription receipt and collection

·        The assembly of prescribed items (including the generation of labels)

·        Ordering, receiving and storing pharmaceutical stock

·        The supply of pharmaceutical stock

·        General help with the day to day running of the business



·        Provide a professional, prompt, friendly and efficient service for all patients.

·        Deal with incoming telephone calls and faxes.

·        Ensure efficiency of stock control, date rotation and re-ordering supplies as directed by the Pharmacist.

·        Process prescriptions and produce labels

·        Follow company procedures in ensuring safe and accountable dispensing of drugs.

·        Ensure the correct procedure is followed with regard to receipt of monies, i.e. cashing up, management of change etc.

·        Provide advice to customers on symptoms and products.

·        Selling over the counter medication to patients.

·        Maintaning a clean and tidy working environment

·        Assisting with the disposal of waste medication


Required Skills

Confidentially is essential with a methodical, organised, calm approach and a high level of concentration and excellent attention to detail Is required.

·     Welcoming customers in a friendly and supportive manner

·     Must be customer focused with a friendly and polite disposition

·     Communicate appropriately with customers who may be fearful, vulnerable, are aggressive or have special needs I.e physical and learning disabilities

·     Deal efficiently with enquiries from customers, staff and other healthcare professionals

·     Liaise with senior staff to ensure all operational information is available


Personal Qualities Required

The ideal candidate will need to show patience, empathy, be approachable, friendly, discreet and tactful. Confidentially is essential. A methodical, organized and calm approach will be extremely helpful in this role as well as a high level of concentration and attention to detail. 

They must be:

·     Able to work on own initiative with guidelines

·     Able to work as part of a team

·     Able to display good communication skills

·     Approachable, willing and friendly

·     Enthusiastic

·     Able to follow instructions

·     Able to be flexible

·     Customer focused with friendly and polite disposition


Required Qualifications

A good level of education is required

English and Maths GCSE grade A-C are desirable or a willingness to work towards achieving these grades.

Number of Vacancies


Expected Duration

12-18 Months



Hourly Rate: 16 – 18 - £4.05    18 – 20 - £5     21 – £6

Working hours per week

Minimum 30 hours per week

Future Prospects

Upon successful completion we like to promote our apprentices to full time qualified positions with opportunities for continual professional development.


Reality Check

Weekend or shift work may be involved due to pharmacy opening times.

How to apply

  • ·        Click the apply button, this will redirect you to the Preston’s college website to complete your application
  • ·        Once submitted an advisor will be in touch to discuss the next stage of your application

Other Information

·        If you do not hold qualifications in Maths and English you will be required to attain these alongside your apprenticeship.

·        You may be eligible for financial support with in work benefits. Please speak to your work coach and complete a better off calculation.


Training Provider

You will be required to attend college one day per week for the duration of your apprenticeship.


Preston’s College

St Vincent’s Road



NVQ L2 in Pharmacy Services

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