Support for trainees

Trainees need to be registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) in order to be eligible for support.

Assistance has been provided to trainee pharmacists in a variety of other ways, for example:

  • Where a trainee is experiencing problems on their placement – with a particular member of staff or their tutor – we have provided them with a Listening Friend and with guidance from our specialist employment adviser 
  • Where the trainee is struggling with pressures – in the lead up to the registration assessment, if they have failed the assessment, are in between re-sits or are waiting to become registered – we have provided financial assistance, where necessary, to cover priority living expenses, assistance with revision courses and GPhC registration fees 
  • Where the trainee has failed the assessment twice, is required by the GPhC to undertake a further six-month work placement, is unable to find an employer to take them on or can only find an unpaid position, we have provided emotional support and encouragement via a Listening Friend, benefits and debt advice and financial assistance with priority living costs and bills 
  • Where a trainee has failed for a 3rd time, we have provided information on alternative career options
  • Where a trainee is struggling with emotional difficulties we have provided counselling through our counselling partnership. 

Our support and information

Our support and information

Trainee experience

If you need help with your foundation placement and trainee pharmacist experience, please take a look at the abundance of guidance, information and tips especially for trainee pharmacists.

Our support and information

Registration assessment: What to do when you receive your results

On this page, you will find everything you need to do when you receive your registration assessment results and details about support available from us and other organisations.

Our support and information

How we’ve helped others

Illness, stress, bereavement and unemployment can affect all of us at some stage in our life. Take a look at our case studies to see how we've supported your colleagues and peers in need.