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

If you’re a student on an MPharm degree, you can join one of our teams for 6 weeks over the summer and gain an invaluable insight into the real world of pharmacy.

Placements are paid and take place during June, July and August for 6 consecutive weeks. There are 7 different start dates and you can chose the dates that best suit you.

Applications for 2017 placements have unfortunately now closed.


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

For 2018/19, Pre-registration placements will be recruited in two stages: firstly placements will be offered to 3rd year Summer Placement students based on their performance and then a fixed number of placements will be recruited using the centralised recruitment system ORIEL.

Therefore you do not have to have completed a placement with us previously in order to obtain a Pre-registration placement with us.


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 such as pharmacist or relief pharmacist with further scope 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 newly qualified pharmacist vacancies here.