• The Role
  • The Company
  • The Culture

Role Description

Working behind the counter and learning how to dispense medicine and prescriptions.

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • I enjoyed it a lot! Working with medicine is amazing and I would totally go back again if I was given the option.


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • They were very supportive and friendly so I felt very comfortable working there.


  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • They were very supportive and gave me a lot of information on how to do my job correctly.


  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • Very busy indeed!


  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I was given a lot of responsibility. I was given the chance to work behind the counter sorting out important medication and prescriptions.


  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • I think I will go forward and study in the pharmaceutical industry as this internship was very fun and have always wanted to work with medicine.


    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • I wasn't in an office, I was behind the counter. However, the general mood in the shop was very calm and peaceful.


  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • Very organized! I felt everything was done quickly and I was given all the information I needed.


  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • They invested a lot in me, I was given training on how to deal with medications and prescriptions, how to work the tills and how to work behind the scenes.


  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Flexi Time

    Financial Bonus


  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • I think it's very appealing to me as I have always wanted to work in a pharmacy, but if I was given the option I would probably become a doctor.


    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • I'd say so, yes.


  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Quite affordable, I lived with a friend while I was working at the placement so I didn't really need to worry about cost.


  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Amazing! I went to the local bar and was welcomed there. I actually got drunk and my friend had to pick me up.


  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Yeah, my friend helped me with transport so I went to a lot of local places in the area.


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Internship (1-4 Months)


15th February 2018

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