Trainee Pharmacist Programme

Trainee Pharmacist Programme

The M & D Green Group is one of the most involved independent trainers of trainee pharmacists in Scotland. The programme is the graduate scheme for pharmacists, administered in Scotland by NHS Education for Scotland, NES (Pharmacy).

Our programme

We have been providing pre-registration training for graduate pharmacists since 1999 and our tutor pharmacists have many years' experience in training graduates for the ever-increasing challenges of community pharmacy.

Each year we offer summer placements for third year pharmacy students who are looking to pursue a career in community pharmacy. These paid placements usually last at least eight weeks and are available in each of our branches across Central Scotland. Placements not only provide a structured learning environment for students but also help to determine candidates for trainee pharmacist positions.

Successful candidates who perform well during summer placement and secure NES funding are guaranteed a pre-registration training place.

Recruitment for summer placements begins in November and interested students should ensure their CVs are submitted as early as possible to be considered.

Georgie's journey with us

Georgie joined out team as part of the Trainee Pharmacy programme and is now the responsible Pharmacist of our Eskside branch. Hear what Georgie has to say about her experience of the trainee pharmacy programme, and her career journey with us.


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The best thing about working with M&D Green is the great relationships that exist between all of the branches. There is lots of opportunity to work with everyone across the business and to learn from them.

Georgie Findlay
Pharmacist - Eskside Pharmacy, Mussleburgh
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We have recently become the biggest pre-registration training provider in Central Scotland, and candidates on our preferred list always perform well during the NES assessment process. If you are looking to experience progressive, modern Community Pharmacy there is no better place to start that the M&D Green group.

Campbell Thomson
Independent Prescriber and Teaching Practitioner, University of Strathclyde


We are the biggest pre-registration training provider in Central Scotland and candidates on our preferred list always perform incredibly well during the NES assessment process. We have a superb success rate, with 98% of our summer placement students receiving funding.

As part of our training programme, you will be afforded lots of opportunities. Here are just some of the benefits of our trainee programme.

  • Training based on the standard clinical and professional competencies, and learning objectives
  • Preparation for NES Assessment Centre/Oriel process
  • Support and mentoring during the foundation year
  • Paid summer placement
  • Gain experience in managing care home needs, prescription management, and polypharmacy
  • Develop business and management skills
  • Access to events and further training opportunities

Apply today

To register your interest, please complete our short form below. Alternatively contact us directly and speak to a member of our team on, 0141 779 3293, or email us at