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Foundation Pharmacist programme

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Our Foundation Pharmacist programme provides the perfect foundation, training and support for you to become a responsible pharmacist with a commercial and clinical focus.

Our established and successful Foundation Pharmacist programme is delivered through a structured syllabus, supportive training team and dedicated tutors to support you in giving your career the best start. The aim of the year is to build on your knowledge, skills, and confidence to enable you to become a responsible Pharmacist focused on person-centred care. With support from your Designated Supervisor, colleagues, and managers, you will have every opportunity to build up your experience. 

Once your Foundation Pharmacist year has finished, you will have the opportunity to progress your career typically by moving into a Relief Pharmacist role. This role will enable you to develop your clinical skills, take on additional management responsibility and build your confidence. 

Here at Well, we are passionate about further development, so whether you want to embark on a management role or enrol on our funded clinical diploma, with independent prescribing, to develop clinical knowledge, we have something for everybody!

If you wish to find out more information about our Foundation Pharmacist programme please feel free to contact us at

What our previous trainees say

My tutor was really good, eager to teach me everything around the pharmacy and the business. Not only staying in the dispensary, but also learning the business side of the pharmacy.

I’ve felt comfortable with the amount of support. The monthly training days and material available on the intranet has meant I am able to keep testing myself and reinforce topics.

The company provides students with exceptional training. The staff are so helpful and friendly and go beyond to make sure that training is provided.

How to apply

Everything you need to know about applying for a Foundation Pharmacist place.

Programme features

See the key features and benefits of our comprehensive Foundation Pharmacist programme.

Summer placement programme

If you're a pharmacy student, our summer placement programme can provide you with valuable hands-on experience in one of our community pharmacies.

Why Well?

Working in healthcare is worthwhile and rewarding in lots of ways. The rewards and benefits we offer help us recognise the great work our people do.