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Pre-registration

This is the hot ticket in town. It’s your chance to spend your pre-registration year with one of the UK’s leading pharmacy chains. Our vision is to become the preferred local pharmacy at the heart of the communities we serve. And, we’re going to achieve this through our professionalism and our passion, our ideas, our flexibility and our willingness to give everything and everyone the chance to succeed.

With close to 800 branches based at the heart of communities across the UK, our pre-registration programme gives you all the training and support you need to develop into a commercially focused, responsible pharmacist.

To apply you need to:

• Be a 3rd year MPharm student or have gained your MPharm degree

• Have at least 4 weeks community pharmacy work experience in the UK
• Have held a position of responsibility at university or performed extra roles to build your skills and experience
• Be willing to work as part of a team, have a passion for community pharmacy and want to learn more about it

Pre-registration application deadline extended until Wednesday 22nd April.

If you have applied for a joint summer and pre-registraiton there is no requirement to re-apply.

Take a look at the Pre-registration application guide for more information.

Matt Labaki, Regional Development Manager (RDM)

"I chose the Co-op because I wanted the opportunity to make a name for myself. It worked. I’m now responsible for 23 Branches, 37 Pharmacists and 150 colleagues across Norfolk and Suffolk."

You should join us because we’re a growing, new and exciting business, where, providing you’ve the right skills, the right attitude and are brave, confident and flexible with regards to where you’re willing to work you really can and develop and progress.

Sarah Morley, Branch Manager/ Pre-registration Tutor

"As a branch manager I look after the day to day running of the branch, support my team and work towards achieving our branch targets. As a tutor I guide my trainee through one of the most important years of their lives - the final step to professional qualification. After all, a pre-reg leaves university as a pharmacy graduate, but with my help, will leave their placement as a confident pharmacist."

I chose to join the Co-op because you can operate within a relatively large business but still express your own personality on a branch. For example, I love being able to form successful relationships with members of the community who need me the most. You should choose to join our pre-reg programme because it’s well structured, well supported and based within a well-established, patient-focused community pharmacy business.

Vanessa Elwick Pre-registration Trainee

"I completed my MPharm degree at Sunderland University and chose to do my pre-registration training here because the Co-op had been highly recommended, by both pharmacists and former pre-reg students, during my time working part-time there. The training programme is well structured and provided me with an ideal start to my career in a very competitive community pharmacy sector."

The branch I work in is located inside a surgery, making it a high intensity branch. I have training time every morning and perform general pharmacy jobs; dispensing, labelling, being on the counter, reconciling the owings... There’s lots of support available, everyone is highly approachable, knowledgeable and understands the challenges a pre reg student might face.

Gareth Harris, Relief Manager

"I was drawn to the Co-op due to their market leading pre-registration exam success rate, the high levels of training they offer and their belief in placing the customer at the heart of everything they do."

I knew a pre-registration place here would put me in a very strong position, not only to pass my pre-registration exam, but also develop my future career as a Pharmacist. And I was right, as after completing a Summer Placement, followed by a Pre-registration year in Swansea, I relocated to Plymouth to become a Relief Manager. I now face a range of exciting clinical and team management challenges on a daily basis, plus continued support to develop my career.