I want to work in...Pharmacy
This list of links and resources has been carefully compiled by our Careers Consultants and Careers Information Team to provide you with the key knowledge you need if you are considering a career in this line of work. All the links are reviewed regularly to ensure the source is reliable and the information is accurate and relevant.
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Overview of Science and pharmaceuticals sector
Typical job profiles
NHS Careers in Pharmacy (Scotland)
NHS Education Scotland Pre-reg pharmacist scheme
England and Wales - Hospital and Primary Care (community)
All nationally funded Pre-Registration Pharmacist training programmes in England and Wales will be recruited via a centralised recruitment and selection process using the Oriel system. A large number of primary care pharmacy training programmes in England and Wales are also being recruited to via this process. Community pharmacy programmes that are included will be clearly identifiable within the Oriel system; they can be identified and filtered as Primary Care programmes.
You have the ability to register on the Oriel system at any point to familiarise yourself with the system before applying when the application window opens and are strongly encouraged to read the applicant handbook available on the website.
England and Wales - Community Pharmacy
Some primary care (community pharmacy and general practice) employers will recruit to pharmacy training programmes outside of the Oriel system. These will be advertised independently by individual employers and do not form part of the Oriel application process. If you are interested in applying for any of these programmes it will be necessary for you to submit a separate application as per individual employer guidance/ timelines.
These may be advertised via:
Useful online resources
Getting started in the pharmaceutical industry- article from Pharmaceutical Journal
The Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences - downloadable pdf on A Guide to a Career in the Pharmaceutical Industry
The pre-registration year - downloadable manual
Making a successful hospital pharmacy preregistration application- article from Pharmaceutical Journal
Pharmacist education and training (General Pharmaceutical Council)
Pharmacy Officer with the Royal Army Medical Corps
Pharmacy roles - careers information from the Royal Pharmaceutical Society
Do well at a hospital preregistration placement interview - article from Pharmaceutical Journal
The role of academic pharmacists in science and research - article from Pharmaceutical Journal
Job sites and specialist recruiters
AstraZeneca - graduate programmes
GetReskilled pharmaceutical jobs board
McKesson - summer placements, pre-registration programme and newly qualified vacancies
To find out more about what it's like to work in this career, use the LinkedIn alumni tool to make contact with Strathclyde alumni working in this area.
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