Careers at HBS

Training with us

It’s not just about fitting in from the start but continuing your journey of learning and development.

We provide a comprehensive staff induction for all new branch members to help you get to grips with all our systems and procedures. That way you understand the HBS culture and fit in right from the start.

On-Site Training

At HBS we believe that often the best way to learn is from others and hence expect senior staff to provide supervision, assessment and support to others less experienced in their field.  We operate a buddy system to ensure there is always someone to turn to for help and advice along the way.

Off-site Training

We are continuing to look at various key skills and training needs of staff and have commissioned a number of off-site training opportunities in areas such as customer care, managing people, training assessment, induction and appraisals amongst others to improve knowledge of the wider business.

For Branch Managers of Pharmacies

We are hoping to soon make available evening and day release courses including postgraduate certificate and diplomas in management studies, at a number of local colleges and universities. We believe this level of training is essential to provide our managers with the necessary knowledge to handle branch responsibility, develop their staff and meet the vision and goals of the organisation.

For dispensers and counter assistants

We offer a progressive apprenticeship development programme from NVQ level 2 to Accredited ACT status with our partner, Preston College, which covers our North West region. As we expand, we will endeavour to replicate the level of training with other local providers. Training where appropriate is often on an day release basis.  HBS also offer distance learning opportunities with nationally accredited and renowned providers for Counter assistant, Dispensary NVQ and CPPE training.

For Pharmacists

We plan to run a number of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) days across the yearly calendar which include clinical sessions and support completion of your CPD records.

… and newly qualified pharmacists

HBS provide pre-reg training for graduates looking to progress and deliver pharmacy services under the pharmacy NHS contract. Our pre-reg pharmacist are expected to work through a detailed learning plan and gain experience from hands-on experience and supervision by trained tutors.

Summer Placements

We also provide Pharmacy Undergraduate with summer placements across all our branches. Quite often we are also able to provide regular evening and weekend work.  Please check our vacancies for details.

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