Hi – you’re in the right place if you’re thinking of working as a pharmacist in Northern Ireland.


  • Still at school and weighing up career choices?
  • Just qualified and seeking your first role?
  • Thinking of moving to Northern Ireland to work?

We've got the advice and information you need for your pharmacy future.

"The scope for pharmacy to make a real difference to communities across Northern Ireland has never been greater, with more opportunities than ever before"

Watch our ‘Careers in Pharmacy’ showcase event

Want to know what pharmacy is really all about? What to study? Where to start?

We brought together a group of our pharmacy colleagues with Cool FM’s Rebecca McKinney who quizzed them on their careers and what an average day in the life of a pharmacist – and becoming a pharmacist - is like.

Our panel includes those currently studying pharmacy at University; those who have experience in hospital, community and GP surgery roles; plus senior representatives from the Department of Health NI. Check out what they had to say.

Great things are happening

Hear what members of our Pharmacy Community are saying about the many great things that are currently happening across Pharmacy in Northern Ireland...

Pushing the Boundaries

Jacqui Hanley, a Senior Clinical Pharmacist, describes her role in Hospital Pharmacy

Re-inventing ourselves

Michael Cooper explains the ever-evolving role of the Community Pharmacist

Opening Doors to the Future

Rachel Huey of MOIC on how NI is leading in Medicines Optimisation

Thinking of Coming Home to Northern Ireland?

Northern Ireland is the perfect place to develop your Pharmacy career. Now recognised as delivering leading edge initiatives, there are currently more opportunities here than ever before.

Studying Chemistry? Want to care for people? Become a Pharmacist

Hear why current Pharmacy students and their tutors are excited about the future of the profession in Northern Ireland - and the growing number of roles available.

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Opportunities for pharmacists in Northern Ireland today

Are you currently making career choices? If you enjoy science, are interested in healthcare, have great communication skills and are a ‘good people person’, pharmacy could be the career for you. 

Just qualified or thinking of moving to Northern Ireland? The job prospects have never been better with more opportunities becoming available.

Workforce planning across the next five years has created 500+ new roles. Click here for more information.

Join the #PharmacyFuturesNI network