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Foundation Training Year

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Lincolnshire Co-op are proud to be an independent group of busy pharmacies, large enough to provide full professional support, but small enough to hear your views and treat you as an individual.

Our management team is comprised entirely of pharmacists, so we understand the professional needs and pressures of working in a complex healthcare environment.

With an internal training team of pharmacists and registered technicians, close regional links with a wide range of NHS organisations and an ever-growing partnership with the University of Lincoln School of Pharmacy, we can provide a high-quality Foundation Training Year working in one of our 49 community pharmacy branches throughout Lincolnshire and North Yorkshire.

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Your journey

You will receive support from your tutor, pharmacy team and Buttercups Training resources providing clinical study days, online learning materials, webinars and tutorials on calculations, clinical and pharmacy-based topics including exam preparation and revision.

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Why Lincolnshire Co-op?

We offer a broad Foundation Training Year experience across community pharmacy and general practice and provide services to a community hospital trust and Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. We encourage continuous learning and could offer development opportunities to grow and diversify during your career with us.

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Community health pod – Last year our community health pod toured 18 locations giving over 1,000 health checks.

Once qualified, our pharmacists have varied and exciting roles working directly with community hospitals, community health clinics, GP surgeries and the University of Lincoln.

Don’t just take our word for it!

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To apply, please visit our vacancies website.

If we're not currently recruiting, please register your interest using the form below:

Register your interest

How we use the information about you

We've put together some handy FAQs below in case there's anything you're unsure of...

After the closing date of the vacancy, your application form will be considered by the Pharmacy Management team who will assess your suitability based on your skills and experience. If your application is successful at this stage, we will contact you either by telephone or by email to arrange a suitable date and time for interview.

If, on this occasion, you have been unsuccessful we will contact you by email approximately four weeks after the closing date of the vacancy.

Yes, we will discuss with you which of our 49 pharmacies across Lincolnshire and Yorkshire are available and offering a Foundation Training Year placement, as some of our pharmacy placements will only be available through the Oriel Pharmacy Programme.

Interviews will take place from mid-September onwards.

The interview process will last approximately one hour and is an opportunity for you to find out more about us and the role and for us to meet you and to explore your skills and experience. The interview will be conducted by our Pharmacy Management team. Interviews may be conducted via telephone, through video-calling or at a face-to-face meeting.

It can take up to 14 days to hear back from an interview. If you’ve not heard after this, please contact us at

We are keen to help all of our colleagues to build a career with us and succeed within their role; more than 90% of our students who have completed their Foundation Training Year with us have been offered a newly qualified Pharmacist position at one of our pharmacies.

Buttercups Training are our chosen education provider, who we work closely with to help develop you and your skills, providing you with the support you need throughout your Foundation Training Year.

Yes, we accept work experience placements and part-time roles in our pharmacies. A number of our pharmacists have previously worked for us as a pharmacy student on a part-time basis, helping to gain valuable experience in a work setting while studying for their degree.

Please check for any Pharmacy Student vacancies or contact us at (01522) 533316 if you would like more information.

Unfortunately, we do not accept CV’s. All applications should be made online via our website. You can find further details on our jobs page by clicking here and browse the posts available by clicking on Vacancies.

To apply for a vacancy, you will need to register with an email address. This is a straight-forward process and similar to many other website registration processes. However, please contact us on (01522) 533316 if you experience any problems with this stage of the process.

Please contact us on 01522 533 316 or email and we will be happy to help.

For general FAQ’s regarding our recruitment process, please visit our recruitment FAQs page by clicking here.

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