Traineeship in a pharmacy

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PajinaCZE
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Traineeship in a pharmacy

Post by PajinaCZE » Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:53 pm

Hey! I am a pharmacy student from the Czech republic and I would like to do a traineeship in a finnish pharmacy after my graduation. I have already contacted several companies, however withouth any success.
By any chance, is there anyone who could help me or give me some advice?
Thank you so much and have a very nice day!! :)



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wolf80
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Re: Traineeship in a pharmacy

Post by wolf80 » Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:58 pm

PajinaCZE wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:53 pm
Hey! I am a pharmacy student from the Czech republic and I would like to do a traineeship in a finnish pharmacy after my graduation. I have already contacted several companies, however withouth any success.
By any chance, is there anyone who could help me or give me some advice?
Thank you so much and have a very nice day!! :)
How are your Finnish language skills? The answer might already give you a hint on why you'll have a hard time finding a place.


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Re: Traineeship in a pharmacy

Post by john06 » Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:41 pm

As a pharmacist, you need to speak Finnish


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Re: Traineeship in a pharmacy

Post by heretostay » Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:33 am

My spouse is a pharmacist and could not even get an unpaid work practice in a pharmacy here with an intermediate level of Finnish. They all required fluent Finnish skills only.


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Re: Traineeship in a pharmacy

Post by Upphew » Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:59 am

heretostay wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:33 am
My spouse is a pharmacist and could not even get an unpaid work practice in a pharmacy here with an intermediate level of Finnish. They all required fluent Finnish skills only.
Probably the customer demographic dictates the language skills needed.
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Re: Traineeship in a pharmacy

Post by PajinaCZE » Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:06 pm

The truth is my finnish is really basic. However, I was hoping perhaps as a trainee I could get an exception.. seems not :ohno:


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Re: Traineeship in a pharmacy

Post by wolf80 » Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:59 pm

PajinaCZE wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:06 pm
The truth is my finnish is really basic. However, I was hoping perhaps as a trainee I could get an exception.. seems not :ohno:
You are saying you are a pharmacy student, and still you don't want to understand the absolute necessity of being able to communicate precisely and at a very high level both with clients and colleagues when dealing with potent pharmaceuticals??

Honestly, without proper language skills, you would not even be qualified to restock the shelves.

And we are not even yet talking about knowledge of country-specific laws, regulations, customs & practices, and active pharmaceutical ingredients.


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Re: Traineeship in a pharmacy

Post by Upphew » Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:44 am

wolf80 wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:59 pm
Honestly, without proper language skills, you would not even be qualified to restock the shelves.
Imho that would be fine for a trainee. Then again the people roaming pharmacy seem to be über eager to offer their help nowadays. I would like to have some foreigners there, that are unable to communicate with me, so I could browse the wares in peace ;)
wolf80 wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:59 pm
And we are not even yet talking about knowledge of country-specific laws, regulations, customs & practices, and active pharmaceutical ingredients.
The last one should be covered as the drugs industry is quite global.

OP's problem lies in that Finnish pharmacies are quite tied to local schools. Largest chain's name is translated to English is University's pharmacy.
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Re: Traineeship in a pharmacy

Post by Vanshikap » Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:21 am

I believe you must get trained Finnish first to work in pharmaceuticals.
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