A new virtual Pharmacy Careers Showcase hosted by Cool FM’s Rebecca McKinney and designed to give pupils an insight into the exciting world of Pharmacy as a career in Northern Ireland has been produced with the help of Pharmacy Futures NI champions and is now live and available to watch at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSrBom8PTAo

The event has been developed under Phase 2 (31 March – 31 May 2021) the Pharmacy Futures NI search and recruitment campaign, during which we engaged with NI post-primary schools and encouraging students to make pharmacy their career of choice.

Building the NI pharmacy workforce of the future

Lasting just 30 minutes, this engaging production is designed to give pupils an insight into the exciting world of Pharmacy as a career in Northern Ireland – from studying Pharmacy at university to practising as a Pharmacist in the community, in hospital, in a GP surgery or in a wide range of other industrial and academic settings. The production is ideally suited to pupils currently studying chemistry and other subjects for GCSE, AS or A-Level and considering a potential career in a medical or chemistry-related discipline. Pupils don’t need to register for the event and it can be viewed at any time, from any location – be it during a Careers or Chemistry lesson in school, or from the comfort of their own home with their parents or friends.

The video is available to download along with the full range of Pharmacy Futures NI campaign resources at www.pharmacyfuturesni.com and will be promoted on Twitter @PharmForumNI and via our Pharmacy Futures NI LinkedIn network: www.linkedin.com/groups/8989768

About Pharmacy Futures NI

Pharmacy Futures NI aims to address the significant gap in the availability of qualified pharmacy professionals in NI and fill 1,100+ additional roles in pharmacy sector in NI over the next four years. The appointments – which will see current vacancies filled as well as new roles created – will include up to 560 community, hospital and general practice pharmacists and over 600 pharmacy technicians. The campaign is led by Pharmacy Forum NI in partnership with the Department of Health for Northern Ireland.