Pharmacy Assistant Training Initiative Project
Partner name: Medipost Pharmacy
Project name: Pharmacy Assistant Training Initiative
Funding round: CFP 1
Funding: Jobs Fund grant R6 572 000
Matched Funding R6 572 000
Window: Work seekers
Location: National
Partners: None
Problem statement:
The pharmaceutical sector has a shortage of pharmacy assistants and point-of-sale assistants.
In 1991, Medipost Pharmacy, South Africa’s first national pharmacy, started to regularly deliver medication to its customers.
Medipost Pharmacy provides chronic medication and pharmaceutical support services to registered members of various medical schemes. Medipost aims to create sustainable jobs and address the problem of scarce skills in the pharmaceutical sector by training and placing young job seekers as pharmacy assistants. The recruits undergo formal training over a period of 28 to 30 months before they are placed at pharmacies throughout the country.
Expected results:
New permanent jobs 101
New short-term jobs 55
Training completed 295