Pharmacy Foundation Year at Superdrug
I’m so glad that I chose to do my Pharmacy Foundation Year with Superdrug. They have a continual high pass rate due to the support that they give, with opportunities to learn from top pharmacy managers
Message from our Pharmacy Superintendent
“We know your Foundation Pharmacy year is a key time when you make the transition from studying to practicing as a registered pharmacist. We help to build your confidence and competence while also developing your personal skills such as leadership so you’re ready to practice from day one of registration. We give you the opportunity to learn in a highly supportive, professional environment. You take responsibility for your own training and development, working with your individual designated supervisor and our passionate foundation pharmacist coaches to make sure you achieve all your goals. I am especially proud of our trainee pharmacist programme. I completed my foundation training in 2011/12 and had a truly fantastic experience. After qualifying, I secured a number of roles as a Pharmacy Manager across the country where I was given support and training to help me as a newly qualified pharmacist. Since then, I’ve had progressed through several different roles and completed key training and development programmes meaning that I have felt valued and invested in since I joined! I do hope you consider our Foundation Pharmacist Programme; it could be the start of a long and happy career for you.” Lucy Morton-Channon - Pharmacy Superintendent
Dr Zoe recognises Superdrug Pharmacy Foundation Year
As a GP I absolutely respect and value the incredible work that community pharmacists do. A pharmacist’s Pharmacy Foundation Year is a really important start to their professional career and getting the right experience, opportunities and development is likely to have a huge impact on your career going forwards.
I’ve been working with Superdrug now for a couple of years and have been impressed with the culture of the organisation. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic they have been constantly striving to innovate and excel in order to provide the best service to their customers, whether that be through home testing devices for sexual infections or UTIs, to COVID-19 antibody testing, to providing a free medication pouching service for those patients who struggle to organise their daily medication.
A Superdrug Pharmacy Foundation Year experience is likely to have added benefits of additional clinical experience through working closely with the nurse clinics, and also a unique opportunity when it comes to the huge retail industry of health and beauty.
Wishing you all the best of luck in your way to becoming a valued pharmacist.
Pharmacy Foundation Year Coaches
We are Pharmacy Foundation Year coaches Fatima and Lisa. Both of us were lucky to do our Pharmacy Foundation Year year with Superdrug and have stayed with the company ever since! Between us we have held numerous positions within the company, both store and head office based. Check out below to see how other Pharmacy Foundation Year careers have developed! The biggest benefit of doing your Pharmacy Foundation Year with Superdrug Is that it is small enough for good work to be noticed, but big enough to map out an exciting career path.
The Pharmacy Foundation Year year constantly evolves year on year and now consists of hands on training, sessions focusing on high weighted topics, calculations practice, support with passing the exam which results in first class pharmacists with patient care at the forefront.
Superdrug's Pharmacy Foundation Year Programme is fun too!
Within a fun environment the Pharmacy team get involved in all the store events. With annual conferences and regular team events we place value on our teams enjoying their time with us as well as their professional development!