Pharmacy Advisor Healthcare Colleague Apprenticeships

The importance of the programme.

Looking for a different opportunity after your GCSE's? This is your chance to kick-start an early career with Boots! On this exciting programme we can give you the chance to do a real job whilst carrying on with your education.

Fantastic customer care is at the heart of everything we do, and as a Healthcare Colleague Apprentice you’ll be part of helping customers and patients feel good. It’s everything from the clear advice and care you’ll be trained to offer them, to learning about the wide ranges of services we provide.

This is a great opportunity to develop your pharmacy career and make a difference to the lives of our patients.

How will you do it?

With different types of pharmacies all over the UK, we’re giving patients the very best care and attention with the services we offer. You will be learning how to provide healthy lifestyle advice and health services to our patients through great conversations as well as delivering the technical aspects of supplying medicines.

This is often a fast paced environment, and you will interact with many different people, and will be a core member of the pharmacy and healthcare team.

What you’ll be doing day to day.

It’s all about providing health advice through focussed conversations with our patients, whilst giving clear, accurate answers and advice.

Your duties will include:

  • Learning how to tailor conversations with every customer to ensure they leave your pharmacy feeling informed and confident about their healthcare needs
  • Working towards delivering the technical aspects of the dispensary whilst ensuring the safe supply of medicines e.g.; ordering medicines, labelling, dispensing, endorsing and collection of prescriptions.
  • Complying with legal and professional requirements and accepted guidance on professional practice in Boots.
  • Seeking opportunities to engage with GPs and practice teams to drive services and items.
  • Working towards delivering efficient dispensary operations and ensuring dispensing losses are minimised.

What you’ll need to have.

We’re offering you an exciting career opportunity and a chance to continue your professional journey. You will need to be prepared to work towards an NVQ Level 2 in Pharmacy Services to join us.

You will have (or be on track to achieve) GCSE’s in Maths and English Language at C or above, and you will need to provide evidence of this at your interview. You will also need to be 16 – 24 years old when you join us in September 2017.  But it isn’t just about experience or knowledge, we’re looking for people with a genuine passion for customer care, and who will be ambassadors for healthcare in our stores. You will have the ability to build strong relationships with patients and your team, and will be able to understand individual customer needs and tailor your support and advice appropriately.

We’re looking for people with friendly personalities; it’s all about working together as one team and this is a fantastic opportunity to add to your own development and confidence, and a chance to learn more about us as a business. This could be the start of a great career with us and remember - we’re interested in seeing the real you and what you can achieve.

Excitingly, this is just one of several routes your career could take you within Boots!

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