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Permanent Pharmacist Recruitment Service


Have you ever had the sinking feeling of realisation that your newly appointed recruit isn’t going to cut the mustard? Its difficult to let go at that stage as you have invested a lot of time & money in recruiting them. Your heart tells you that they might improve but your head tells you that you’ve got the wrong person.

The traditional recruitment process is time consuming and very difficult to get right. First, you start with advertising which can be costly. Then you get inundated with CVs which you have to sift through trying to spot potential candidates that might be suitable. Face to face interviews are time consuming and the candidate will be rehearsed and on their best behaviour giving you an hour of the very best of themselves.

On the other side of the coin, you want an employee who is good at doing their job and fits in well with your team. You don’t want someone who is good at doing CVs and interviews.

Our recruitment service allows you to dip your toe in the water before making a commitment.

We will send locums to you who are in the market for a permanent position. You will book them to work locum shifts at your pharmacy for one or more days. This is a real-life interview! You could work the shift with them so that you can be on hand to observe and interact with them. Alternatively, you might choose to leave it to your team to report back. Unlike a job interview this will give you an unvarnished view of what you can expect to see once the candidate starts in the permanent role. We call this low risk recruitment.

It goes without saying that the locums that we send to you will be suitably qualified, checked and vetted.

This works both ways. The candidate will be better equipped to make the decision of whether to take the position or not. They have had a taster of what’s to come, they’ve met the team and there will be no surprises on their first day. This means that they are more likely to stay the course.

Our service is £2500 + VAT per recruit. (Plus any booking fees & you will also pay the locum their hourly rate directly).


You need to get on well with the people you work with. After all, you spend most of your working week with them. You don’t need to have the same personality traits as the people that you work with, but it’s important that you share the same values as your employers and the team around you. If you don’t things will start to annoy you further down the line. You don’t get this insight into an organisation from a face to face interview, but you can from working there for some locum shifts.

You might not be the best in an interview situation, it’s not something that you do on a regular basis and its frankly a bit embarrassing talking about yourself and blowing your own trumpet! But get you in a pharmacy setting and you can knock their socks off doing what you do best.

If you are looking for a permanent position, make sure that you have told us so by clicking on the “permanent recruitment” menu in your online diary and ticking the box.