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Graduate roles

When it comes to taking the first steps in your pharmacy career you want to be sure you’re making the right choice. With such an exciting future ahead of us, now is certainly the right time to join The Co-operative Pharmacy and play your part in our ongoing success.

Pre-registration and Summer Placements

We have opportunities for students and graduates, whether you want to gain valuable community experience during the summer while or you are looking for that all important pre-registration opportunity then our placements will have something for you.

You may be joining us for 4 weeks over the summer or 12months in your pre-registration year, either way we don’t want it to end there. We want you remain with us long term and achieve your full potential.

Many summer students will join us each year as they progress though their studies and return for their pre-registration year and at the end of the summer placements some students have been offered additional paid work in branch over the summer months.

For those who join us for pre-registration we hope you’ll stay and progress your career with us on qualification. Typically your next move would be to a Relief Manager role, this will see you develop your clinical skills, while taking on additional management responsibility and building your confidence. You’ll also develop your commercial knowledge and people management skills so when you’re ready and as vacancies become available, you’ll be able to take the next step to a Branch Manager role.

Pre-registration Programme

Our pharmacy pre-registration programme gives you the perfect foundation and support you need to hone your skills, build your clinical and management knowledge and develop as an all-round pharmacist. We host quarterly conferences for you to network with other trainees, share ideas and benefit from additional training and exam preparation. With support from your tutor, colleagues and managers, you’ll enjoy every opportunity to build up your experience and access to people who are dedicated to helping you succeed.

To find out more and read about experiences of our current trainees, visit our Graduate Recruitment site.

Summer Placement Programme

Spend a summer with us and you’ll gain a realistic and invaluable insight into how a community pharmacy operates, from both a clinical and business perspective. Our four-week voluntary Summer Placement scheme, open to all MPharm students, is an ideal opportunity to gain a breadth of experience in a community pharmacy environment. With nationwide opportunities in up to 100 branches, there’s sure to be a placement near you.

During the placement you’ll benefit from great training, a supportive team and the chance to work alongside and learn from the Branch Manager. We can also offer OTC and dispensary experience and a solid foundation for your next year of study or your pre-registration placement.

Applications are now closed for 2014 placements, we will open again in the Autumn for placements in 2015.  

To find out more, visit our Graduate Recruitment site.