Pharmacy placements and training

King's Health Partners summer internships 2016

Kings Health Partners (KHP) includes the following hospitals:

  • Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
  • King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust – (Denmark Hill and Princess Royal, Bromley)
  • South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
  • Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust.

We offer unpaid work experience between June to August 2016 for placements of 4 – 6 weeks for around 40 placements across the KHP hospitals. Successful interns will spend their time in one of the hospitals throughout their internship.

We are asking for applications to be submitted from 1 January 2016 until midnight on 31 January 2016 to

Any applications received before or after this time window will not be considered.

About the summer internship scheme

These voluntary placements are only open to UK pharmacy undergraduates (i.e. students currently studying for an MPharm, or equivalent, degree programme). 

The main focus of the internship will involve project work which individual tutors will set for their students; these may be in clinical or non clinical areas. Each summer intern will be assigned to a tutor who will be responsible for the programme for their student(s), to include visits to other areas of pharmacy.

There is no guarantee that visits to all areas will be provided. Summer interns will gain an in-depth insight into advanced practice in their tutor’s specialist area(s). The summer work experience is a separate process to pre-registration training and being unsuccessful for summer work experience has no influence over pre-registration training recruitment. 

Applying for a placement

Applications are considered on merit and there will not be any interviews or selection tests. We only accept pharmacy summer internship application forms and these will form the basis of any offers. We will not consider blank or part-filled applications with a CV attached. Download the application form (Word 82Kb).

To help us plan and allocate tutors it is important that you clearly state which month you will be available for your summer placement experience. As we receive a large number of applications, we are unable to contact everyone individually. If you do not receive a reply from us four weeks after the deadline has passed, please assume that you have been unsuccessful.

Applications should be emailed to

Pre-registration pharmacist placements

We offer a range of pre-registration pharmacist placements which are recruited through national recruitment ( The recruitment for 2016-17 is now closed.  These include:

For more information

More information about our placements can be found from the NHS Preregistration Training website and London Pharmacy Education and Training website.

For more information about our preregistration programmes, please contact Aamer Safdar on 020 7188 5036 or email