Our Pharmacy Programmes

Pre-Registration Placement
Summer Placement
  • Pre-Registration Placement Pre-Registration Placement
    Pre-Registration Placement Pre-Registration Placement

    As a Pre-reg Pharmacist you’ll receive expert support from your store team and the wider Boots Pharmacy network. In return, our patients will benefit from your empathy, patience and focus. Together we’ll continue to be the trusted and much-loved community Pharmacy we’ve been for more than 170 years.

    • Mpharm
    • 1 year
    • Multiple stores available
  • Summer Placement Summer Placement
    Summer Placement Summer Placement

    A Summer Placement is a great opportunity to benefit from some extra work experience and to get to know us a little better before joining the Pre-registration programme.

    During the programme you’ll work in store with your Pharmacy team, spending time getting to know them and your patients too. At the same time, you’ll continue your training online and also attend learning days with other Pre-reg Pharmacists from Boots stores in your area.

    Is this you?

    Studying towards an MPharm Degree, your training will have helped you understand the importance of showing empathy and care, even when you’re feeling under pressure. Seen by others as a reliable team player, you’ll be willing to work hard alongside your colleagues, showing that you’re an innovative and forward thinking pharmacy expert who’s flexible and open to change.

    Your Journey

    Digital learning and face-to-face training

    You’ll have a mix of clinical study, calculation support and registration assessment days as well as time focusing on pharmacy and consultation skills.

    New to 2020 in England and Wales, are split placements where you can also spend time training in either a General Practice or hospital. You can then join our 1,000 day foundation programme, including the chance to train for a Clinical diploma.

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    The Summer Placement, which is open to current third year MPharm students, is a great way to put your learning into practice over the summer.

    Students who perform well during the Summer Placement may receive a Pre-registration 2021 offer for a role in one of their preferred locations across England and Northern Ireland, or a place on our preferred list in Scotland.

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    Your learning and development

    You’ll be supported every step of the way by a dedicated Tutor and a Healthcare Academy Trainer, as well as your Store and Area Managers. All of your learning can be accessed online, and you can talk with Pre-reg peers and access tools via an app. You’ll also be invited to monthly study days.

    Your learning and development

    How to apply

    England and Scotland
    Wales
    Northern Ireland
    Employee Fast Track

    England

    Summer Placement 2020
    Applications open on 6 January 2020 and close on 14 February 2020.

    When applying for a summer placement you’ll be invited to attend an online assessment. There will not be an interview. Offers will be made in March 2020 for start dates in the summer.

    Health Education England Oriel – Pre-registration 2021
    If you don’t wish to complete a summer placement, but you are looking to secure a Pre-reg place in England, you’ll need to apply to Health Education England via the Oriel System. Applications open in January 2020. Visit www.oriel.nhs.uk for more details.

    Scotland

    Pre-registration 2021
    Applications open on 13 January and close on 7 February 2020.

    You’ll need to apply via www.boots.jobs where you’ll be invited to take a short online assessment. Successful applicants will be added to our preferred list and invited to attend an interview with NHS Scotland (NES).

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    England

    Wales

    As part of this year’s Health Education Improvement Wales Pre-registration programme, we have 30 split placements where you’ll be based in a Boots store but also have the opportunity to experience working in another sector such as a local Hospital or General Practice. You’ll find the application timelines on Health Education England’s Oriel System www.oriel.nhs.uk

    Wales

    Northern Ireland

    Pre-registration
    Applications for our 2021 Northern Ireland Pre-registration programme are now closed. Please keep an eye on www.boots.jobs for further information about our 2022 Pre-registration programme.

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    Northern Ireland

    Internal Fast Track

    Pre-registration 2021
    We’re passionate about developing our internal talent. If you’re a Boots colleague in the third year of your MPharm degree, looking to secure a Pre-reg place in England, apply via the Internal Fast Track process. This way you can secure your Pre-reg position without completing a summer placement or going through the Oriel process.

    You can submit your application on 10th February 2020 on www.boots.jobs.

    You must first be endorsed by your Store and Area Managers and have a performance rating of Meeting Expectations or above. The recruitment team will obtain this information on your behalf.

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    Internal Fast Track

    Our Culture

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    As part of your Pre-reg year you’ll work with a group of peers to deliver a health promotion event in the community. These have tackled topics from high blood pressure to e-cigarette use, healthy eating for children and sexual health at university, and have always been really well received.
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    As part of your Pre-reg year you’ll work with a group of peers to deliver a health promotion event in the community. These have tackled topics from high blood pressure to e-cigarette use, healthy eating for children and sexual health at university, and have always been really well received.
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    As part of your Pre-reg year you’ll work with a group of peers to deliver a health promotion event in the community. These have tackled topics from high blood pressure to e-cigarette use, healthy eating for children and sexual health at university, and have always been really well received.
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    As part of your Pre-reg year you’ll work with a group of peers to deliver a health promotion event in the community. These have tackled topics from high blood pressure to e-cigarette use, healthy eating for children and sexual health at university, and have always been really well received.
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    As part of your Pre-reg year you’ll work with a group of peers to deliver a health promotion event in the community. These have tackled topics from high blood pressure to e-cigarette use, healthy eating for children and sexual health at university, and have always been really well received.

    Pre-reg stories

    Priya

    The connections I’ve made give me the support and confidence I need to do such an important job.

    - Priya

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    Neel Bhatt

    Overall, my Pre-Registration experience with Boots has been extremely valuable; I have had a fantastic opportunity to grow and develop into a pharmacy leader, ever ready for the challenges and experiences that I will encounter throughout my career.

    - Neel Bhatt

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    Scott

    If my first 7 months as a qualified pharmacist has taught me anything, it is that support and further training during the early stages of your career is absolutely essential.

    - Scott

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    Our Team

    Meet our Healthcare Academy Trainers

    Between offer and start date we’ll keep in touch with the latest news and details of upcoming events, including meeting your store team. You’ll meet your regional Pre-reg cohort on your Welcome Day.

    Meet our Healthcare Academy Trainers

    Meet our Healthcare Academy Trainers

    Between offer and start date we’ll keep in touch with the latest news and details of upcoming events, including meeting your store team. You’ll meet your regional Pre-reg cohort on your Welcome Day.

    FAQs

    QCan I get a part time role with Boots before I start my training?

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    Yes, we encourage all MPharm students to look at our latest part time opportunities across www.boots.jobs. You can also register for job alerts and when a role that matches your requirements becomes available we’ll let you know

    QWill I receive a Newly Qualified offer?

    A

    Last year we offered over 85% of our Pre-registration Pharmacists a Newly qualified positions. If you perform well and successfully pass your registration exam then we’ll aim to give you a Newly qualified offer with Boots.

    QHow many locations are available?

    A

    For your Pre-registration training you’ll be based in a store chosen to give you a breadth and depth of experience within community pharmacy; supported by experienced tutors and pharmacist trainers. We have over 1,000 locations available in the UK.

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