Choosing the right placement is so important for the career path you go on to take. After all, a Summer Placement like this might be the first opportunity you have to spend a large amount of time in a community pharmacy environment. There’s also the added incentive that at the end of the Summer Placement, you could be offered additional paid work in a store over the summer months.
So, join us and gain a real insight into how a successful store operates – as well as first-hand experience of what a community pharmacy is all about. You’ll be part of the team and and have the opportunity to talk with our customers and offer them advice. Putting your university knowledge into a practical context, you’ll learn all about our business and the commercial and leadership requirements needed to run it. You’ll also gain an excellent grounding for your Pre-registration year.
Completed on a voluntary basis over four weeks, placements are in the summer months and open to MPharm students in years 1, 2 and 3.
What we look for in 1st and 2nd year students
You don’t need any pharmacy experience, but you should have excellent customer service and team working skills, and, ideally, some customer service work experience.
What we look for in 3rd year students
As well as a great track record of delivering quality customer service as part of a team, we look for people with some community pharmacy experience under their belts. As, if you perform well and receive great feedback, you’ll be assessed for a place on our Pre-registration Programme as soon as you’ve finished your placement.