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

We offer paid 6 week summer placement opportunities to 3rd year pharmacy students and voluntary 2 week placements to 1st and 2nd year students.

These placements provide the opportunity to gain a real insight into life in a community or supermarket pharmacy.

Students are matched to one of our passionate tutors who provide dedicated support in one of our specially selected training stores and students are also provided with a comprehensive workbook to guide them through their placement.

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.

When? – Placements take place during June, July and August.

How to apply? – Unfortunately applications for placements in 2018 have now closed. More information about 2019 placements will be available later on in the year.



Join our Pre-registration Trainee Programme

Our pre-registration programme provides the opportunity to start your career with a company who are passionate about enabling patients to live life to the fullest.

Our comprehensive training programme will provide you with hands-on experience working in one of our specially selected training sites where you’ll get one-to-one support and guidance from one of our passionate tutors.

We have an in-house training programme and all our trainees attend monthly off-site training days, run by our team of experienced regional trainers who are Pharmacists from our network. These days provide the opportunity for trainees to put their knowledge and skills into practice through a variety of learning activities, including calculations tests and case studies.

In the run up to the GPhC registration assessment, we also provide our trainees with a full length mock exam and coaching to help them create a comprehensive revision plan.

Once qualified we look to offer roles to all our trainees and automatically enrol them on to our Newly Qualified training programme to help broaden their skills and explore the vast range of diverse career opportunities that are available.

For England and Wales, 2019/20 Pre-registration placements will partly be recruited through the centralised HEE system ORIEL. For the remainder of our placements, we will be considering our 3rd year summer placement students working with us in the summer of 2018.

Applications for placements in Scotland have unfortunately now closed.


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!