Job Opportunities in the U.K. for E.E.A. Pharmacists

We are currently accepting applications from overseas experienced Pharmacists to work in the UK.

Have you recently decided it’s time for a change, and you’re now looking for a new career challenge? Starting a new job in a different country can be very exciting and lead to lots of great opportunities, but you need to make sure that you choose the right agency to hold your hand and guide you through the process. NEU Professionals offers careers for Pharmacists at some of the most prestigous NHS Trusts in the United Kingdom.

As a Pharmacist in the NHS, you will combine a love of science with a desire to improve lives and be rewarded with a stimulating career across a range of settings and industries.

 

If you are a talented and dedicated Pharmacist looking for a new challenge and an opportunity to make a difference, we invite you to join us at the NHS in England. Apply now to become part of our team and help us deliver the best possible care to patients across the country.

  • Minimum Band 6 NHS salary starting at £35,572 (this may be higher depending on experience and other qualifications). For more information about NHS pay rates please visit the following link.
  • Skilled-worker Visa with right to bring qualified dependent family members,
  • English language training and exam – sponsored by the Trust (first attempt only),
  • CoS (Certificate of Sponsorship),
  • Flights (cap between £600 and £850 depending on the NHS Trust),
  • GPhC (General Pharmaceutical Council) application fee (£106),
  • GPhC registration fee (£257),
  • 8 to 12 weeks of free accommodation depending on the NHS Trust,
  • Excellent pastoral care,
  • Generous relocation packages,
  • Approx. 37.5 working hours per week,
  • 27 days of paid holidays + 8 public holidays,
  • Enhanced NHS Pension scheme, excellent welcome packs, discounts in local shops, restaurants and more.
  • Excellent professional development opportunities.
  • Degree, Masters or PhD in Pharmacy,
  • Minimum of 2 years experience working as a registered Pharmacist (academic internships not considered),
  • Proof of qualification and registration as a Pharmacist in an E.E.A. country – More information
  • Proof of registration as a Pharmacist in an E.E.A. country – More information 
  • Proof of English Language – medium to advanced level: You need to have a good level of English prior to interview, this will be assessed using the “EnglishScore” app by the British Council. You will need a score or approximately 470+ (approx C1) to continue to interview. Your assigned recruitment consultant will also assess your spoken English during a video introductory call.

A good level of English is needed to register for the GPhC (General Pharmaceutical Council). The GPhC requires you to pass an Academic IELTS with level 7 in all 4 subtests or a Pharmacy OET with Bs in all 4 subtests. In order to support you with this, the NHS Trust will fund the cost of an 8-12 week English training course and an exam (first attempt only). Please note that the course will not teach you vocabulary, it is to teach you how to pass the English exam.

Candidates who have already passed their English Language exam in line with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) will be prioritised. (Academic IELTS with level 7 in all four subtests or a Pharmacy OET with Bs in all four subtests)

  • Not essential to apply but highly desirable: GPhC (General Pharmaceutical Council) registration (NEU Professionals can offer free support with this for the right candidate). Any candidates who have already registered with the GPhC will be prioritised.

These documents are not essential to apply in the first instance. Once your application is accepted your Recruitment Consultant will let you know when they need it.

  • Self Declaration
  • Pre-interview quiz confirmation (preferably a screenshot)

Pharmacists make a difference to the lives of their patients through an expert knowledge of medicines and health.  Helping people live longer and healthier lives depends on the safe use of medicines and excellent healthcare advice. Pharmacists’ unique expertise and knowledge makes them essential members of the healthcare team. You’ll combine a love of science with a desire to improve lives and be rewarded with a stimulating career across a range of settings and industries.

English language training and exam sponsored by the NHS Trust!

English language training and exam sponsored by the NHS Trust!

A good level of English is needed to register for the GPhC (General Pharmaceutical Council).

In order to support you with this, the NHS Trust will fund the cost of an 8-12 week English training course and an exam (first attempt only).

Please note that the course will not teach you vocabulary, it is to teach you how to pass the English exam.You will need to have a good level of English prior to interview

Your level of English will be assessed once you’ve submitted your application (and prior interview) using the “EnglishScore” app by the British Council.

You will need a score or approximately 470+ (approx C1) to continue to interview.

Your assigned recruitment consultant will also assess your spoken English during a video introductory call.

NEU professionals and NHS team rely on the motivation and commitment of the candidates who participate in the training course provided, to successfully complete it and achieve the required level of English language.

 English Language Requirements for Pharmacists

Candidates who have already passed their English Language exam in line with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) will be prioritised.

The English language requirements for Pharmacist registration with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) are as follows:

  • Academic IELTS – Reading:7 / Listening: 7/ Speaking: 7 / Writing: 7
  • OET – Reading: B / Listening: B / Speaking: B / Writing: B

Candidates must achieve the specified scores in a single sitting of one of the English language examinations mentioned above. Unlike the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) requirements, candidates are not permitted to combine scores from multiple exams.

 

Application Process

NON E.E.A. CANDIDATES

16 weeks average time from interview to arrival in the UK
23-26 months until registration as a pharmacist

E.E.A. CANDIDATES

16 weeks average time from interview to arrival in the UK

  1. Candidates are screened
  2. Interview conducted by the Trust
  3. Conditional offer of employment
  4. OET Training course
  5. Pharmacy OET exam
  6. OSPAP eligibility form to be sent to GPhC (£687 fee)
  7. Candidate applies to an university to complete the OSPAP course
  8. Pre-employment checks
  9. Certificate of Sponsorship
  10. Healthcare worker visa
  11. Arrival to the UK
  12. OSPAP course (1 year)
  13. Registration training placement
  14. Complete GPhC registration assessment
  15. Register with the GPhC as a pharmacist
  1. Candidates are screened*
  2. Interview conducted by the Trust
  3. Conditional offer of employment
  4. OET Training course
  5. Pharmacy OET exam
  6. Complete GPhC form to have qualification recognised
  7. Qualification verified by GPhC
  8. Register with the GPhC as a pharmacist**
  9. Pre-employment checks
  10. Certificate of Sponsorship
  11. Skilled worker visa
  12. Arrival to UK

* 1) For English level – using English score/needs analysis to ensure the English is at C1 level – 2) To asses they have completed all the education and training requirements to be eligible to register as a pharmacist in the country where they qualified.
**Within 3 months of notification of qualification verification.

E.E.A. CANDIDATES

16 weeks average time from interview to arrival in the UK

  1. Candidates are screened*
  2. Interview conducted by the Trust
  3. Conditional offer of employment
  4. OET Training course
  5. Pharmacy OET exam
  6. Complete GPhC form to have qualification recognised
  7. Qualification verified by GPhC
  8. Register with the GPhC as a pharmacist**
  9. Pre-employment checks
  10. Certificate of Sponsorship
  11. Skilled worker visa
  12. Arrival to UK

* 1) For English level – using English score/needs analysis to ensure the English is at C1 level – 2) To asses they have completed all the education and training requirements to be eligible to register as a pharmacist in the country where they qualified.
**Within 3 months of notification of qualification verification.

  1. Candidates are screened*
  2. Interview conducted by the Trust
  3. Conditional offer of employment
  4. OET Training course
  5. Pharmacy OET exam
  6. Complete GPhC form to have qualification recognised
  7. Qualification verified by GPhC
  8. Register with the GPhC as a pharmacist**
  9. Pre-employment checks
  10. Certificate of Sponsorship
  11. Skilled worker visa
  12. Arrival to UK

* 1) For English level – using English score/needs analysis to ensure the English is at C1 level – 2) To asses they have completed all the education and training requirements to be eligible to register as a pharmacist in the country where they qualified.
**Within 3 months of notification of qualification verification.

Working at the NHS

The NHS understands that employees’ growth and development are crucial to their success. They offer extensive training and development opportunities to help Pharmacists build their skills and advance their careers. The NHS trusts also offer competitive salaries and benefits, including generous holiday allowances, enhanced NHS pension schemes, and health insurance.

Watch our free webinar! – Working as a Pharmacist in the U.K.

If you are a Pharmacist looking to progress your career and want to know how to start the process of registering as a Pharmacist in the U.K. we have the perfect Webinar for you. 

NEU Professionals Deputy Director, Claire McMinn, NEU Professionals Project Manager, Catherine J. Morrison and Recruitment Consultant Zoe McPhilbin will be LIVE on Microsoft Teams on Monday 4th March at 6:00 pm UK Time to discuss what it is like to work at the NHS as a Pharmacist, the requirements needed to apply, current job opportunities and the benefits of growing your career in the NHS.

Live webinar on Microsoft Teams

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Click here to register today!

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Foundation Trust  

Is a busy district general hospital which serves around 331,000 people across West and North Norfolk, as well as parts of Breckland, North Cambridgeshire and South Lincolnshire.

They employ more than 4,000 staff and volunteers who are committed to collaborating with partners to deliver safe, high-quality care.

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust

Is a statutory, not-for-profit, public benefit corporation. They run three acute hospital sites – Peterborough City, Hinchingbrooke and Stamford and Rutland Hospitals.

Their values establish the kind of people they want to be, the service they hope to provide and how they interact with their stakeholders and community.  

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust

They run the following hospitals: Hertford County, Hertford; Lister, Stevenage; Mount Vernon Cancer Centre (since April 2005) and New Queen Elizabeth II (New QEII), Welwyn Garden City.

To be trusted to provide consistently outstanding care and exemplary service is their main goal.

Register now to our upcoming Promotional Conference for Pharmacists, that will take place in Bucharest, Romania.
To register, please fill out the form below

Register now to our upcoming Promotional Conference for Pharmacists, that will take place in Bucharest, Romania.
To register, please fill out the form below

Why choose NEU Professionals

About NEU Professionals

NEU Professionals Limited, International Healthcare Recruitment Agency headquartered in London

NEU Professionals Limited, International Healthcare Recruitment Agency headquartered in London

NEU Professionals is an international healthcare recruitment agency based in London and operating since 2013.  We take pride in our ethical recruitment and excellent pastoral care, as well as our fantastic international team who truly care about what they do.

Our client list spreads the length and breadth of the country with a huge diversity of locations and specialties to offer our candidates. We are fully accredited as an NHS recruitment partner and are pre-approved as a framework supplier to the NHS across England and Wales.

Our services are COMPLETELY FREE FOR OUR CANDIDATES AT ALL TIMES and we are bound by a regulatory code of ethics that ensures the wellbeing of our candidates.

Relocating to a new country is a big decision and you don’t have to do this alone. NEU Professionals can guide you through the process completely free of charge. We are an ethical recruiter with over 10 years experience in International Healthcare Recrutiment who take pride in their individualised candidate care and will assist you in all steps of the process, from pre-employment checks up to 12 months after arrival.

Other benefits of using NEU Professionals to guide you through your relocation journey are: 

  • The candidate’s wellbeing is at the heart of everything we do.
  • If something doesn’t go to plan during the process, we take matters in our hands and represent candidates in front authorities such as UKVI or the NMC.
  • We adhere to NHSE, Immigration and other relevant recruitment rules and laws.
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About NEU Professionals

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NEU Professionals Limited, International Healthcare Recruitment Agency headquartered in London