Pharmacy Students

We have a long tradition of supporting our pharmacist’s development and are supporting the national foundation training programs for Scotland, England and Wales for 25/26.


We are offering all foundation training placements (pre reg) via the national oriel schemes for each country. Applications must be submitted via these channels.

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Why take part in the Rowlands Foundation Program?

We're thrilled to introduce our new programs for 2025/2026, featuring independent prescribing training offered by our team of expert DPPs or through carefully chosen partners. Every program is backed by experienced pharmacists and a dedicated central support team in Learning and Organisational Development, ensuring a robust learning environment. With allocated study time, our structured training covers all essential aspects, empowering you not only to excel in foundational training but also to step confidently into pharmacist practice from day one.

Applications viaApplications via Oriel only.Applications via Oriel only.Applications via Oriel only. 
Overview of program


Reciprocal cross sector placements within:

Dorset Healthcare – reciprocal cross sector placement, 6 months split between Community Pharmacy and Hospital.

Shrewsbury & Telford NHS Trust - 6-month placement within Community Pharmacy in partnership with The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust as lead employer.

Midlands Partnership NHS Trust - 6-month placement within Community Pharmacy in partnership with Midlands Partnership NHS Trust as lead employer.


NES led program.               

12-month community pharmacy program.


HEIW cross sector program (rotations in the following sectors Community Pharmacy, Primary Care, Hospital) * rotations will vary between 3 months & 6 months.


Support offeringEstablished structured learning program NES learning program for 12 months


HEIW program with additional training program director support



*For more information please email

Program Includes:
  • GPHC fees paid (England & Scotland only)
  • RPS fees paid (England & Scotland only)
  • Allocation of highly trained experienced pharmacists to support your learning journey
  • Central support from Learning & OD team
  • Half day study time each week
  • Peer supported learning opportunities
  • Soft skills training via supported learning management system
  • Engagement with post registration foundation programs
  • Post registration development opportunities across PHOENIX

Take the next step in your pharmacy journey with Rowlands.


"I enjoy working with a team that is friendly and supportive and feel that everyone within the company has been approachable and willing to share their knowledge."

Chloe Murphy, Foundation Trainee Pharmacist

Why work for Rowlands?

  • Very competitive salary package*
  • Superb development and career opportunities
  • Life Assurance
  • Private Healthcare - membership of AXA
  • Enhanced Holiday Package
  • Access to a market leading discounts programme which includes up to 10% off your weekly groceries – saving you £100s every year
  • GPhC fees paid (England & Scotland only)
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Reward and Recognition Programmes
  • Health and Wellbeing Programmes
  • Long service awards
  • Christmas Bonus up to £100 **
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Recommend a Pharmacist Scheme – up to £2,000
  • Pension Scheme with contributions from the Company
  • Skilled Worker Visa

*Package varies based on location and role
** Pro-rata & depending on length of service

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