Hickey’s Pharmacy aims to develop the skills of each team member to meet the individual’s own career plans in a way that is consistent with the needs of the Business.

At Hickey’s, we are committed to the continuous training and personal development of our team.

Some of our training partners and programmes include:

  • ISME

In partnership with ISME Learning & Development we offer certified Management Development Programmes and short courses designed specifically for our team. These development opportunities offer practical tools and skills that can be implemented immediately in our day to day career with Hickey’s Pharmacy. Most recently, some of our managers have undertaken an Essential Management Skills course with ISME. As part of this course, our Managers learned: How to enhance their management skills, develop their aptitude for business; be more effective communicators; how to adopt a proactive approach to their day to day business and how to advance their skills in finance, people and profit management. (This may be too much information, if you want to take out the last sentence, feel free).

  • IPU

The Irish Pharmacy Union (IPU) is the representative and professional body for community pharmacists in Ireland. In conjunction with the IPU, our aim is to assist our team in delivering the best possible service to our customers and patients. Together with the IPU, our focus is on protecting, promoting and strengthening the profession now and long into the future.

  • IPU Technician Course

This two year course by Distance learning leads to a level-three National Vocational Qualification from Edexcel. It prepares our Pharmacy Technicians to assist pharmacists in ensuring the delivery of a high quality pharmacy service in an efficient, safe manner.

  • E-learning

When you commence your career in Hickey’s Pharmacy, we provide continuous on the job training via our inhouse training platform. This allows our team to learn about all of our products and services and stay up to date through ongoing refresher training throughout your career.

  • Manual Handling

Our Manual Handling course is designed to provide our team with the knowledge to conduct all manual handling activities in a safe and effective manner that is aimed at preventing injury (short and long term) and is based on the HSA course guidelines.