Dis-Chem Pharmacies – Basic Pharmacist Assistant Learnership 2021-2022: Including Permanent Employment as Dispensary Support

Dis-Chem Pharmacies
Dis-Chem Pharmacies is a brand of dispensaries and clinics in South Africa that specializes in a variety of both pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical products. Formed in 1978, the company has explored different departments to diversify their extensive portfolio. Dis-Chem Pharmacies has dabbled in health, healthy food, beauty products, sports supplements, and other categories of general health. Home to more than 150 stores, Dis-Chem Pharmacies is accessible towards the general public and provides the best discounts towards their loyal customers. Due to their popularity, Dis-Chem has been recognized as Best Pharmacy in the country. Under their hard working staff of 18 000 full-time employees, Dis-Chem Pharmacies continues to provide satisfactory services towards the people around them.

About the Dis-Chem Basic Pharmacist Assistant Learnership 2020-2021
Dis-Chem is offering learnerships to passionate South African individuals with a fantastic guarantee of a fixed-term position as a Dispensary Support learner. The Dis-Chem Basic Pharmacist Assistant Learnership is a wonderful opportunity for individuals who wish to attain the necessary knowledge of the pharmaceutical field through a solid basic pharmacists assistance course. Candidates can choose to participate in the learnership in three different locations, which are Hartbeespoort, Pretoria, and Rustenburg. Selected learners will understand the core competencies of the industry through performing various tasks. Learners will also receive the chance of receiving permanent employment, provided they will register with the SAPC later on.

Accepted learners will receive a several remunerations to support their journey, which includes a market-based salary, provident fund, medical aid, and a legitimate staff account.

Job Description
Before you are granted employment as Dispensary Support staff, learners will need to pass the proficiency test to get themselves registered with the Pharmacy Council (SAPC). However, as a pharmacists assistant learner, you will need to perform these responsibilities below:

  • Performing tasks that are given by the Dispensary Manager
  • Preparing all of the substances required for non-sterile medicine
  • Merchandising all stock medicine for the dispensary
  • Helping out customers with any required information
  • Tending to telephone calls from patients received from call centres
  • Managing all the packaging and labelling or the medication
  • Being aware of the appropriate dosages of each medicine
  • Tending to the scheduled sales of medicine and/or substances
  • Cleaning the medicine stock to make sure nothing goes out of line
  • Following all of the SOPs that have been implemented
  • Making sure that all medicines have been approved by the pharmacist
  • Reporting on low stock levels and damages to the manager.

Eligibility Criteria
Candidates interested in the Dis-Chem Basic Pharmacist Assistant Learnership must meet several requirements to qualify for the programme. Each of these items in this list below will determine the level of success with your applications. Failure to meet everything might put your applications in a risky position. Make sure you jot down all the eligibility criteria for future reference.

The Dis-Chem Basic Pharmacist Assistant Learnership Eligibility Criteria are:
Basic Requirements

  • Possess a Grade 12/Matric qualification or a Senior Certificate
  • Attained at least a 50% average score of Mathematics (HG), Physical Science and/or Life Science
  • Proven fluency in English and a 2nd language (written and verbal).

Working Attributes

  • Punctual and can meet deadlines
  • Works well under pressure
  • Keen eye to details
  • Displays effective communication abilities
  • Has a customer-centric mindset
  • Solves problems through analysis
  • Shows leadership qualities
  • Basic understanding in computer literacy
  • Foundation in numerical abilities
  • Manages conflicts in a mature manner
  • Listens well to their customers
  • Takes responsibility of their own actions
  • Reliable and can be trusted upon
  • Can work independently and in a team.

Optional, but Advantageous

  • Has prior experience in the Retail FMCH field and working in Dis-Chem front shop
  • Possess an impressive performance track record
  • Has knowledge on drugs, complementary medicine, and family planning
  • Understands SAP, Unisolv, and E-Scripting.

Employment Considerations

  • Officially recognized as a legitimate citizen of South Africa
  • Have participated in the proficiency test assessing capability (a requirements to join the Pharmacy Council
  • Clear from any credit and criminal track records
  • MIE.

Application Instructions
Apply online: Dis-Chem Dispensary Support Learnership 2021-2022 (Soshanguve).

Once you have reached the application portal, you will find several different sections. These sections include Personal Details, Profile Photo, CV Upload, Additional Documents, and Questionnaire.

Please fill in the Personal Details and Questionnaire sections with appropriate answers. The information you provide should be accurate with your current conditions. Any misrepresentation of your information can cause you to fail your registrations.

As for the Profile Photo, CV Upload, and Additional Documents section, please upload all of the necessary documents to support your applications. Your CV should be updated and reflect your current skills, whereas your documentation should be legitimate.

Candidates will need to apply through the provided application portal. Applications sent by other methods, such as e-mail or fax, will not be acknowledged by the selection committee.

Announcements will be made to shortlisted candidates only. Should you not hear back from the selection committee within two (2) weeks past the application deadline, we regret to inform you that you have not been selected for the learnership programme.

Closing Date
Applications for the Dis-Chem Basic Pharmacist Assistant Learnership must be submitted before the closing date on 05 February 2021.

It is highly advisable to not wait until the last minute to proceed with the registration procedure. This will give you ample time to better prepare all of the necessary information that you need to provide. Should there be anything missing, you still have days to re-check your application details.

The selection committee does not accept late applications. Candidates discovered sending in applications past the deadline will automatically be disqualified from the learnership registration.

Employment Equity
Dis-Chem Pharmacies recognizes themselves as an Equal Opportunity Employer. Under these policies, the company has a series a goals that must be fulfilled to promote diversity and inclusivity in their work culture.

The Dis-Chem Basic Pharmacist Assistant Learnership will implement these policies during their recruitment process. Therefore, People with Disabilities are more than welcome to apply for the learnership, and in return, preference will be offered towards them.


  1. Dear recruiter, I am a qualified BPA & PBPA looking for opportunities to build a long term career in this field.

    I have a bublic tertiary Hospital Pharmacy experience of 29 months. My scope of practice includes:-

    1. Reading and interpretations of prescriptions.
    2. Medicines TTO’s dispensary, compounding, labelling and preparing.
    3. Stock delivery, control sessional management, counting, picking, packing, receiving, despatching and returning.
    4. Fridge items cold chain management.

    Thank you for your consideration and time. I hope to hear from you soon.

    Yours faithfully
    Mr Mawasha E

  2. Good day, I would like study with your team in pharmacist assistant learnership, please consider me when the learnership come up. I have registered with you please acknowledge me.

  3. Good day. Thank you for considering my application. Iam a 35 year’s old female in Free State Welkom. I have passion for medicine and working with people. Learning new things daily and working hard. I have worked at a pharmacy as a cashier and that’s where my love for this course started. Given the opportunity to study would be a blessing and a great chance to prove that I can do it. I have experience and am good in taking instruction. Thank you so much

    1. Good day my name is nobuhle Charmaine
      Gumata .I’m 30 years old I’m very much interested in doing this learnership support, please alert me when the registrations have started thank you

  4. Good day

    I am currently in a learnership studying for Pharmasict Assistant Learner Basic, I am interested in furthering my studies as a pharmacist assistant as our contract ends this year in april, so I want to know if it’s possible for me to apply for this learnership.

    Thank you.

    1. Good morning Sir/Madam

      My name is Agness Siswana I am interested in the learnership program because I seek employment in an organization that allows me to exercise my experience and develop my skills and most importantly I want to add value to the organization because I always strive to excel in everything I do
      I have good communication skills and ability to work with a team and make sure to setisfie the needs of the customers I am a fast learner and good listener.

      My number is –

      Agness siswana

    2. Good day I was working for two different
      big pharmaceutical companies in Gauteng as a Production Operator..I’m really interested to further my studies can I be suitable for this learnership?

  5. Good Morning

    Hi my name is Godeejah Isaacs . I’m a female from Bellville I saw this ad on FB as i am wanting to work again.

    I’m harding and always ready to grasp new ways of doing things,I hope you consider my CV.

    Hope to hear from you soon.

    kind regards Godeejah Isaacs

    1. Hi my name is noxolo mathenjwa I’m interested in learner ship program , i am fast learner I have experience in working with customer , I am also a hardworking who can work as a group or individual.

    2. Hy
      My name is Sophy Selome. I am a female from Roodepoort I am a hard worker,punctual,trustworthy and a team player. Please consider me for a learnership in your establishment around rodepoort. Do not hesitate to contact me for further details.
      Sophy Selome


  6. Having the passion for the medicine industry a d worked for years as assistant in field clinics of SANDF I can explore in helpjng with clients needs and capable to.do any course and go through trainings

    1. Hey my name in Robert please consider my application as I am a good hard worker very humble and take responsibility of everything I do.

  7. Hi my name is Nobesuthu I am good listener , I am a fast learner I like to work with people in my experience I work with different people that is why I am better for this job

  8. Dear sir/mam

    As a highly motivated and dedicated student with strong interpersonal and communication skills, I would like to apply for the position that you are offering.

    As a student I have been extensively involved in my school community, which has allowed me to develop strong interpersonal skills. My involvement in various events, including drama and sports carnivals, has allowed me to work closely with my peers while supporting the school community as a whole.

    These experiences have allowed me to develop strong time management and organisational skills, which I see as being very important when seeking to work in casual employment while continuing to study.

    Personal attributes that I believe make me suitable for this position include:

    Motivation: Volunteer participation and school results demonstrate high motivation.
    Communication: Acting in drama performances and working as an MC for school events has allowed the development of communication skills.
    Customer Service: Assisting with the sale of products at community events has allowed the development of customer service skills.
    My teachers and educators have eulogized me for my willingness to participate and my dedication to helping out where possible. I enjoy working with others and believe that my strong communication skills will ensure that I can meet the expectations of this role.

    I am aware that you will receive a large number of applications for this job, but I would very much appreciate the opportunity to demonstrate my capabilities to you in person.

    I believe that I have a lot to offer your organisation. I am keen to develop my professional skills and look forward to discussing my application with you at an interview. I have enclosed a copy of my resume for your consideration. I can be contacted at all times on the details provided above.

    Thanking you in advance for your time,

    Abel Mathebula

  9. Good evening: My Name is Phumeza Ngwane ,I would like to join your learner ship programs i am a fast learner,hard worker and committed.
    Please consider my applications I can start immediately.

    1. Good day, I would like study with your team in pharmacist assistant learnership, please consider me when the learnership come up. I have registered with you please acknowledge me.


    1. Hi my name is Nobesuthu I am fast learner I can work with a group of people i have a experience of working with people I am also a good listener

  11. To whom it may concern I am interested in the job post learnership
    I’m a quick learner and I can start immediately
    Please consider my application

    1. Good afternoon, Sir/ Madam! Would love to participate in your program, as Ian a hardworker, passion to learn new skills, very friendly and pantual, my name at Khulekani Zwane

    2. Good evening: My Name is Phumeza Ngwane ,I would like to join your learner ship programs i am a fast learner,hard worker and committed.
      Please consider my applications I can start immediately.

    3. Hi my name is Thabile Mkhwanazi I would like you to consider my application for the learnership program, I am fast learner with good interpersonal skills and good communication skills. I am good working with teams or as an individual and good team leader, by considering my application you won’t regret pick me.

  12. Hi,I’m KEIKANTSEMANG I’m interested in the learnership.Im a hard-working,realible.Wish could hear from you.

    1. My name is fumani Iam interested in the learnership Iam easy to get along with..Iam a hard worker who want to make mistakes but learn from mistakes I would be more happy if my application is taken into consideration

    2. I am rinae am very dedicated and a goog listiner. I am pactual and perseverance, i am willing to learn and share my ideas.

  13. Thank you so much for your consideration.
    I look forward to hearing from you soon.

  14. To whom it may concern
    I’m interested in the job post leadership
    I’m a team player could start immediately
    please consider my application.

  15. Thank you for considering my application

    I am a female of 30 years, based in Mahikeng, North West Province and I am available to embrace a new position with immediate effect

    I am willing to relocate if need be, I am also willing to learn new things and further my information through correspondence studies.

    I look forward to be invited for an interview in order to show case my abilities

    Yours sincerely
    Leandra Slemming

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