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You can train as a pharmacologist through an apprenticeship. An apprenticeship is a job that combines studying with on-the-job training. Your employment starts from the day that you begin your apprenticeship. There are benefits to training in this way. For example, you will:

  • Gain a qualification and job-specific skills
  • Earn a salary and get holiday pay 
  • Have study time away from your job
  • Avoid student loans or tuition fees
  • Gain hands-on training in a real working environment
  • Enjoy a varied learning experience

What skills do I need?

There are different levels of apprenticeships. The entry requirements for an apprenticeship vary depending on the level you apply for. For example, a level two (intermediate) apprenticeship requires five GCSE passes at grades A*-C or 9-4. 

Apprenticeships are advertised on employer websites and details of the level and entry requirements are included in the vacancy details. 

Apprenticeship example

Richmond Pharmacology offer an entry level Health Science Practitioner Apprentice Scheme. In this video, you can hear from Jedi Perkins, a Clinical Trials Associate who first joined Richmond Pharmacology as an apprentice (relevant sections starts around 1 min 8 secs).

Find out more about Apprenticeships