'I'm a newly qualified pharmacist, what now?'

Congratulations, you're now a pharmacist! All the years of hard work, persistence and Red Bull have finally paid off! First thing's first, do not freak out!

We've been inundated with questions all week from newly qualified pharmacists just like you who are a bit confused as to what happens next. Now, you have to be an adult, and it's quite daunting. Daunting that is, unless you have a team of specialists who are going to work with you every step of the way! So, here's some answers to all those questions!

'How do I become a locum?'

Now that you're a newly qualified pharmacist, you need to register with Locate a Locum immediately! Check out our website where you can apply for locum shifts across the UK in a matter of seconds. You'll never have to go to a recruitment agent and you'll have full control of your work schedule. We add over 1200 shifts every week, so you'll never be short of work!

'What do I need to register?'

You'll need to set aside a grand total of 30 seconds to complete our registration form. After that, before you work a shift, you'll need to provide us with documentation relating to your insurance. You'll need an Access NI check and like any good club that you want to get into, you'll need to show us your ID.

just in that bit add in to contact our compliance team on info@locatealocum.com the cost for Access Ni is £48

'Is there a cost?'

Absolutely not, and furthermore, we'll never take a penny from you for finding work! We're not a recruitment agency.

'Wait, I haven't gotten my GPHC number yet!'

Have no fear, Locate a Locum is here! We've spoken to pharmacies across the UK and many hiring managers will happily take you on for shifts. So, apply for shifts anyway, you have to be in it to win it!

'And what about insurance and a DBS check?'

We can sort your DBS for just £65, which is £11 less than our nearest competitor! And check out this blog about finding the insurance that you need! If you're in any doubt at all as to how you action any of these things, please give us a call, we can help!

'I heard that you need a smart card to act as a locum?'

That is the preferred method for working in various locations with some of the large multiples. We've written a blog on smart cards too!

'One more thing, what about paying tax? Is it true that I can't get credit if I'm a locum?'

Funnily enough, we also have a blog that we create with our good friends from Crunch Accounting. Crunch in providing financial services for the self employed, are what David Beckham was to football. They can help both experienced and a newly qualified pharmacist.

'I'd actually prefer a permanent job first, can Locate a Locum help?'

Yep, we have a permanent recruitment division where we offer free careers consultations, free CV reviews and we'll work on your behalf to create roles throughout the UK where one may not currently exist. We've gotten pretty good at it. Check out our Careers website to view our existing permanent positions or get in touch with our Recruitment Manager, Thomas, to find out more! melissa@locatealocum.com

When can I get started? Register Now!

Thanks for reading, have a great day!
Locate a Locum Team