Opportunities for students and graduates

Opportunities for students and graduates

Would you like to develop your skills and realise your full potential? Could you join a dynamic and forward-thinking team at the cutting edge of modern healthcare? Are you ready to gain more confidence and meet new challenges? If you’ve answered yes and you’re a pharmacy graduate or student, we can help.

Spend the summer with us

Our paid 6 week summer placements are available to all 3rd year MPharm students and will provide you with the opportunity to showcase your potential and gain hands-on experience working in a community or supermarket pharmacy setting.

You will be matched to one of our passionate tutors who will provide you with dedicated support in one of our specially selected training stores.

All students are provided with a comprehensive workbook to guide them through their placement and support the hands-on learning that they will experience as part of the wider store team.

We’re looking for hardworking, dedicated students who are passionate about improving patients’ lives.

Where? Placements are available across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland – you’ll get the chance to specify your preferred location in the application form

When? Placements are for 6 consecutive weeks during the summer – you’ll get the chance to specify your preferred start date in the application form

How to apply? Applications have unfortunately now closed.


For 1st and 2nd year students, applications will open in 2018.


Join our Pre-registration Trainee Programme

This wide-ranging training and support programme has been specifically developed to help you complete your registration. To prepare you for taking on the role of pharmacist, you’ll be exposed to every aspect of working in a community pharmacy. So what does the programme involve?

  • Full support from a carefully selected tutor
  • Advice and guidance from our in-house team
  • Comprehensive workbooks
  • 12 days of structured training off-site with our regional trainers
  • One day of fully-coached exam practice to consolidate and accelerate your knowledge
  • Different clinical activities to help you gain a thorough understanding of both minor ailments and major therapeutics
  • Monthly activities that enable you to demonstrate competence relating to specific performance standards

2018/19 Pre-registration placements are currently being recruited through the centralised HEE system ORIEL. Once we have had our list of matched candidates confirmed in January, if we still have any placements available we will be advertising them here on our website.


Newly qualified and looking for job variety?

If you’re seeking a career packed with variety, a job with Celesio UK will suit you. You’ll be presented with challenges that go far beyond dispensing medicines! Working in one of our pharmacy teams, you’ll become a vital part of the community, providing healthcare alongside GPs, local care homes and more. We’ll support your career progression while you help us to shape and deliver the pharmacy services for the future.

You can also take your career further faster if you’re willing to move around the UK, with opportunities to specialise and join different teams across the Celesio UK network.

Help create a healthier world

Are you an ambitious future pharmacist who shares our passion for healthcare? Perhaps you’re the sort of person who cares as much about patients and customers as you do about your colleagues? Are you someone with a hunger to go on learning and make a real impact in your local community from your first day in the pharmacy? If that sounds like you, then come and join our team.

Check out our qualified pharmacist vacancies here!