Our Pharmacy Programmes
- Pre-Registration PlacementPre-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.
- Summer PlacementSummer 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.
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.
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 2022 offer for a role in one of their preferred locations across England and Northern Ireland, or a place on our preferred list in Scotland.
The salary range for Pre-registration Pharmacists is £18,500 - £24,670. The hourly rate for our summer placement is £8.72 per hour
You decide how much to save, from 3% - 6%, and we will match your regular savings
A clinical support service that helps colleagues through everyday issues and concerns about family, health, life, money and work
We offer a generous discretionary annual bonus based on company performance
The Benefits Box
Our reward website where colleagues can log in to view all our salary sacrifice options, everything from savings clubs to private medical insurance
Reimbursement of GPHC fees in full
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.
How to apply
- Applying for a Boots Pharmacy Placement in the summer after your third year at university, means you’re more likely to secure a Pre-registration place with us in a preferred location
- If applying through Oriel for your Pre-registration training, we recommend you choose as many locations as possible to improve your chance of securing a position. There’s no limit to the number of places you can add to your preference list
- We prioritise offers for our Pre-registration scheme to colleagues who already work for us. Did you know that you can set up job alerts on www.boots.jobs to let you know of any part time roles available in your local stores?
- In an interview, you can use experience from university, work or your home life. Use an example that answers the question and showcases your skills
- Take time to prepare for your interview – from making sure you have everything ready the night before to thinking of some good examples that demonstrate a range of skills and capabilities
- We’re interested to know what you have done, but we’re more interested in what you’ve achieved and learned through those experiences, so please build this into your answers
- Visit your local Boots store, get a feeling for our customers, what the pharmacy counter looks like and what the atmosphere is like. This will help you in your interview
Healthcare Education England Oriel – Pre-registration 2021
If you’re looking to secure a placement at Boots the preferencing window is open until the 30th October 2020.
We have a range of locations available including our split GP placements! Visit www.oriel.nhs.uk for more details.
Are you currently studying towards your MPharm degree and are looking for an opportunity in Pharmacy environment? This could be the start of your Pharmacy career journey at Boots, click here to find out more.
Visit our social media pages to keep updated with pre-registration opportunities in Scotland.
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
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.
Internal Fast Track
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.
The connections I’ve made give me the support and confidence I need to do such an important job.
- PriyaView Priya's Story
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 BhattView Neel's Story
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.
- ScottView Scott's Story
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.
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
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.
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.