STORE MANAGER GOBNAIT SHARES HER JOURNEY
Gobnait is our ambitious store manager in Ballyphehane, Cork. Her journey started down the road in our Ballincollig store as a Pharmacy Healthcare Advisor. Gobnait started just before the busy Christmas season in 2011.
The Ballincollig store was very friendly with a great team atmosphere. It’s a large store and I started just as the Christmas season was upon us, everyone was happy to help me out and I soon settled in. Our customer focus was what I liked most about the company and I feel it is what set us apart from other pharmacies.
Within 6 months, Gobnait began studying to become a Pharmacy Technician. Technicians are trained healthcare providers who work closely with the Pharmacist, assisting with prescriptions and other medicines.
I learned so much while working in the dispensary and that knowledge is still used daily in my current role as manager.
In June 2017 Gobnait saw the Trainee Manager role advertised on the Hickey’s Pharmacy website. “I asked a colleague who had completed the management training programme with Hickey’s what the role was like. After speaking to them I decided to apply and was called to interview in the support office. The rest is history!”
Today, Gobnait leads our Ballyphehane team.
I like helping my team reach their potential by supporting them in any way I can so that the store can reach its potential. I love training and learning alongside my team and I enjoy helping our customers in whatever way we can. You’re always learning and facing new challenges! The staff in Hickey’s are truly unique. The people in the company and the atmosphere instore mean it’s a positive environment to work in. That positivity makes you want to get up and go to work every day.