My journey so far
Making the most of the support offered
As a Pre-Registration Pharmacist, I got to work closely with – and learn massively from – my designated tutor. She really helped me develop and flourish within my role.
In fact, I’ve always felt very well supported here. During my summer placement, the Pharmacy Manager would always take the time to talk to me about potential further career progression within Lloyds. This was also the case during my Pre-Reg year. My tutor gave me tips on how to progress as a Pharmacist, and how to make the most of the support offered. I was also lucky to have a good relationship with my Area Manager and my Cluster Lead Pharmacist, which gave me an insight into their job roles – and sparked an ambition for my own future.
Study days and time for revision
The company has helped me to massively increase my skills and develop as a Pharmacist. Throughout the year, there are study days allocated for Pre-Reg students, so they have the chance to gain more extensive theoretical knowledge, which you can then take into branch and utilise. As well as this, every week the Pre-Regs are allocated two and a half hours of uninterrupted, study time in-branch. This gives you the perfect chance to accelerate your knowledge and revise for exams.
Pre-Reg of the Year 2018
The proudest moment of my career so far came at the end of my Pre-Reg year, as I was named LloydsPharmacy Pre-Reg of the year, 2018. To be recognised for the hard work I put in throughout the year, and to be given such a title was a great honour – especially as there were so many other great Pre-Regs who were producing amazing results in their branches.
Career goals for the future
As I’ve recently been appointed Branch Manager, my next career goal would be to progress to an Area Manager. This has been an ambition of mine since beginning my Pre-Reg year – and I know this will only happen by continuing to work hard and deliver top service and customer care. I know Lloyds will always provide me with the opportunity to prove myself and be rewarded for the work I put in. And who knows, eventually if I keep developing I may become the Superintendent Pharmacist of the company…!
I believe this is a great place to build a career, due to the massive range of opportunities available. There are so many different roles within the company, as well as lots of different ways to develop your professional career. With so many different types of pharmacies (community, OPD, prison pharmacy, PAS HUB), there’s always a position tailored for each individual. And of course, you always get the best support imaginable.”