This easily accessible online programme empowers newly qualified pharmacists - building their leadership identities and skill base, enabling them to plan their future with confidence and clarity.
The PFP will help learners to overcome their concerns and build their skills and confidence so that they can make a smoother transition into work.
Designed by experts
The PFP course is designed by experts who know what graduates and employers need.
The learner is in control, allowing them to switch between computer, tablet, or mobile device - when and where they want.
A fully comprehensive course to prepare you for the world of pharmacy beyond study, enabling you to 'realise your potential'.
Identify your strengths and understand what they mean to potential employers or investors.
Learn about the natural role you adopt in a pharmacy team, allowing you to play to your strengths in the work environment.
Research the organisation and the pharmacy role that you want to be in, within the next five years - so that you know where you are going and what you need to know to get there.
Build your 5 year pharmacy career plan so that you are ready for all eventualities and make sure that you achieve your ambition.
Module one is a journey of self-discovery which will help you to understand yourself better and how others may perceive you and vice-versa. All within the context of work.
We also begin to explore longer-term thinking around career management skills - what you need to know to enable you to start this journey. As a result you will be better able to consider your personal work and career interests and the value that they can add to a potential employer.
Module two builds
You will learn the benefits of professional networking as a practice to identify and remove potential barriers to career and job prospect opportunities. Cultural awareness aims to prepare employees to be global citizens.
Module three builds on self-awareness and understanding of strengths, limitations, ambitions and employer needs.
This will develop your communication skills, help you to identify barriers to effective communication and prepare you to confidently articulate the benefits that you bring to a potential employer both in writing and face-to-face. This relies on you being able to create your personal brand image and demonstrating this through your words, behaviours and actions.
Module four helps you to develop your understanding of interview skills and techniques as well as prepare you to articulate the benefits that your skills set brings to a potential employer.
This module will help you stand out before, during and after the job selection process.
Module five consolidates learning from the programme and helps you to create a career plan which serves as a route map to ensure that you achieve your short, medium and longer-term career goals and ambitions.
"I found the programme thoroughly enjoyable and interesting. It allowed me to think deeper about how I perform as an individual in the working life alongside learning about the different working behaviours and characteristics other people develop. I strongly encourage the programme for pharmacists who wish to maximise their profession and are able to utilise their skills to create an all round structured working environment. Being a pharmacist isn’t just about the clinical knowledge. It is important to learn about the business side and know how to build your professional portfolio in a distinctive way that will help you stand out amongst the competition. This is exactly what the programme has taught me and I am now a successful community pharmacist with sufficient skills that will allow me to take senior positions in the near future”.
Community Pharmacist, Hub Pharmacy, United Kingdom