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Career guidance

Whether you are a newly qualified pharmacist, a student or pre-registration trainee seeking a placement, a pharmacist returning to practice after a career break or you are simply looking for a change, we have created a new range of concise fact sheets dedicated to helping you find your new role.

Job searching

Pharmacists might like to see our Job vacancy sites fact sheet. This is a compilation of specialist pharmacist sites, locum sites and more general job sites.

To further facilitate your job search, see our Using LinkedIn fact sheet. This fact sheet contains information about setting up an account, developing a professional profile and networking.

Students can see our Career guidance for students fact sheet and also our Summer placements fact sheet. Both students and pre-registration trainees could look at our Finding a pre-registration placement fact sheet. Trainees who are looking to undertake an additional placement will find further information in our Failed the assessment fact sheet.

If you are an EEA pharmacist looking to find your first role in the UK, you could see our EEA pharmacists preparing to work in Great Britain fact sheet.

Career choices

If you are not sure about what else you might be able to do with your MPharm, see our Careers advice and options for pharmacy graduates fact sheet. This includes alternative careers within the pharmaceutical industry, regulation and also medical/scientific proof reading.

Creating a CV

If you have identified a job that you would like to apply for, see our Creating a CV fact sheet. This fact sheet contains information about different CV formats, writing a covering letter and also includes links to standard CV templates.

Completing job application forms

Many recruiters now prefer application forms to CVs. Forms are easier to compare, because unlike CVs, they follow an identical format. Whether your application form is on-line or paper, our Completing a job application form fact sheet contains lots of useful tips about how to complete a form successfully.

Secured a job interview?

Don’t panic, we have lots of tips and suggestions to help you to prepare. See our Job interview fact sheet for information about researching for the role, how to answer those difficult questions and a final check-list before you attend an interview.

Still struggling to find the right career?

Perhaps our career guidance programme could help you. Our programme is designed to help pharmacists who are looking for an alternative career.

Participants receive one to one careers coaching and there is an on-line support package which includes information, webinars and e-workshops.

Places are limited, but pharmacists can contact us for further information.

For further information, contact us on our general enquiry line: 0808 168 2233ask us a question via our on-line enquiry service or email us at

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