Bury College

Apprentice Medicine Counter Assistant

Nash Pharmacy Ltd

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Working within a friendly pharmacy team at a very ethical and long-established pharmacy in Bolton. As a small Independent business, we work more like a family than other larger businesses do. We actively encourage training/communication and welcome enthusiasm and new ideas.

  • Customer service is paramount to the role & we do onsite training covering the sale of over the counter medicines which leads to the qualification of a qualified medicines counter assistant.
  • Stock control/management & the ordering processes
  • Professional customer interaction and handling situations sensitively
  • If the apprentice progresses well there is the opportunity to be enrolled onto the dispensary assistant course. Usually after completing the medicine counter course & the apprenticeship.
  • Learning the processes involved in retail sales.
  • Learning about the importance of confidentiality and data protection when dealing with both customers and healthcare professionals.

You will receive the following training:

  • Customer Service Practitioner Level 2
  • College attendance is not currently required for this qualification

The starting salary is £129.00 weekly for 30 hours Hours to be worked over 4 or 5 days (but flexible within reason) during the following opening hours:- Mon-Fri 8am-7pm Sat 10am-7pm Sun and Bank Holidays 2pm-7pm.

The apprenticeship will run for 16 months, starting on Monday, 29 November 2021. Applications close on Friday, 19 November 2021.

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW): https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates.

£4.30 per hour with achievable potential monthly increase based on performance. 

Who We Are Looking For

Personal Qualities

  • Flexible approach to work
  • Team player
  • Positive Attitude

Desired Skills

  • Must be able to follow rules
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Customer orientated


  • English and Maths GCSE’s grade C/4 or above desirable

There will be an opportunity to progress for the right candidate.

About The Employer

Working within a friendly pharmacy team at a very ethical and long established pharmacy in Bolton.

We are based at 61-63, Castle Street, BL2 1AD

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