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Pharmacy

How to develop your experience at university

Summer work placements are offered in community and hospital pharmacies, and industrial pharmacy. Placements usually last from 2-6 weeks and are a good way to gain practical experience. 

Some placements are open to students from their first year onwards. Most hospital placements are offered to students in their third year of study. Community placements may be paid, while hospital placements tend to be voluntary.

Community pharmacies and industrial pharmacy companies often recruit their pre-registration trainees from their summer placement schemes.

Community pharmacy summer placements

A community pharmacy summer placement will give you an insight into what it's like to work in a community pharmacy and give you experience of working alongside qualified pharmacists.

Hospital pharmacy summer placements

A hospital pharmacy summer placement will give you an insight into what it's like to work in a hospital pharmacy and give you experience of working alongside qualified pharmacists.

Industrial pharmacy summer placements

An industrial pharmacy placement will give you practical experience of working in a laboratory.