Pharmaceutical Dispensary Internship

Medical Sciences, Natural Sciences
United Kingdom
14 Feb, 2022 to 14 Aug, 2022
23 Dec, 2021

General information

6 months

Job Description

This is a fantastic opportunity for a budding pharmacy student to work within this fast-paced retail environment, with state-of-the-art drug dispensing equipment. Mentored throughout, you will gain an insight into the pharmacists’ role in a dispensing chemist environment and develop customer service skills, essential for working in community practice.  If you want to add real value to your CV and be a part of a growing chain of pharmacies across Northern Ireland, then apply today! Requirements Are you a registered student? Or Are you eligible to participate in the Erasmus+ programme? Benefits See website for details of all ESPA benefits. For all internships over 6 months, additional benefits will be paid. Details available at interview.


Label and dispense prescriptions and assist with impromptu formulations.
Assist with stock management and ordering processes to ensure appropriate stocks of medicines are kept within the pharmacy, including helping with incoming deliveries.
Handle out of all client prescriptions, which means that the role can involve lengthy periods of standing.
Operate EPOS till systems, including updates, price changes
Assess customer enquiries and obtain relevant and appropriate assistance.
Commit to ongoing training to aid knowledge/progression.
Provide help to clients on health issues and seek assistance from a pharmacist, when appropriate
Stock control to ensure there is not out of date stock or medicinal items on shelves.
Work in alignment with Standard Operating Procedures for processes within the pharmacy

Personal Skills

Studying towards a degree in Pharmacy.
Experience in community pharmacy is an advantage.
Courteous and friendly approach, experience in customer facing role advantageous.
Experience in working as a part of a team and willingness to get involved with tasks.

Host Company

This family run pharmacy group is at the heart of the local community and conducts over 20,000 face to face consultations per year on a range of medical conditions and helping people with their medicines. With 3 stores and plans to grow across Northern Ireland, they have an end-to-end online prescription ordering system, with fully embedded robotic dispensing machines.


Good spoken and written English levels are required (B2 onwards)


Belfast, Northern Ireland Belfast is the capital city of Northern Ireland and over recent years has seen a period of significant regeneration and growth. The birthplace of the Titanic, this vibrant city has a buzzing nightlife and social scene with many cultural events taking place throughout the year. Close to beautiful countryside and the famous Giant’s Causeway, Belfast has something to suit all tastes.

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