Pre-registration Trainee Pharmacist of the Year

Pre-registration Trainee Pharmacist of the Year

How long have you been working with LloydsPharmacy?

Since I started my Pre-reg year in the summer of 2014.

What made you decide to do your Pre-registration year with LloydsPharmacy?

My university organised a placement for me at LloydsPharmacy and I really enjoyed the experience. I was very impressed at how all the members of staff made patients their first concern as they carried out their duties. It showed how deeply they cared and that was very important to me.

What do you think sets the LloydsPharmacy Pre-registration programme apart from other pharmacies?

Lloyds as a company are really involved in training and developing the careers of their staff and this shone through during the Pre-reg year. The one-on-one tutor interaction, not just concerning work but also other non-work related issues was priceless. The training program was really intensive with development days held once or twice a month and guidance provided on how to prepare for the exam and how to be a great pharmacist. The support system was really great, my area manager was easily accessible so you’re never left feeling helpless or on your own.

What was the highlight of your Pre-registration year with LloydsPharmacy?

The main highlight for me was the realisation of how much I had grown as a person in just one year. I’ve become so much more confident in my abilities and in myself and I have the experiences of my pre-registration year to thank for that. Also winning Pre-registration Trainee of the Year was really great and unexpected, thanks to the branch members and my training group.

What would you say to someone considering doing their Pre-registration year with LloydsPharmacy?

Go for it, it’s the best decision I ever made.