Careers at Day Lewis

Careers at Day Lewis

What we look for

Whether applying as a Pharmacist, Pharmacy team member or for a role based in our Support Office or Warehouse, we are committed to recruiting the right people in the right roles. We do this through our recruitment process, looking for behaviours and attitudes that align with our Core Values and for those that have a desire to work with us to accomplish our Core Purpose ‘To help people in the community stay healthy and feel better’.

Core Values:

  • To Keep Our Caring Family Culture
  • To Look After Our Customers
  • To Be Disciplined & Professional
  • To Be Different Through Innovation
  • To Reward, Recognise and Empower
  • To Have Fun

We are passionate about developing our people and supporting them to be the best that they can be, ensuring we are offering our customers the best service and care every time.

Day Lewis place a great deal of emphasis on investing in, training and developing our people and continually review our people strategy to ensure working for us is rewarding.

Learning and Development

Upon joining Day Lewis all employees receive a comprehensive induction to ensure they get the best start. We support our Pharmacy teams through their Pharmacy qualifications; provide internal and external classroom training, online training and development opportunities.

All learning and development within the company is recognised and rewarded through our award winning Day Lewis Academy which assigns points for all learning, leading to certification and recognition. Our Academy supports one of our core values; ‘To reward, recognise and empower’.

Young people on the NHS frontline

Some young people have been criticized for not taking coronavirus seriously. But there are lots of young heroes in this crisis – many of them work in pharmacies!

“After being qualified for just five months, my regional manager called and asked if I would like to manage a store temporarily while the regular pharmacist went off on maternity leave. I started on the 16th of March and one week later the government announced we were going into lockdown.

It was invaluable having a brilliant dispensary team around me whose judgement I trusted as we dealt with situations that none of us had ever come across before, such as translating a Cyprian ladies’ medication into English with a GP as she became stranded in the UK; sourcing epilepsy medication for a young man with learning difficulties when he hadn’t managed to get hold of it for several days; and delivering hundreds of prescriptions to shielded patients even when our regular deliverer had to isolate as a shielded patient.

Recently, as things calmed down a bit, my girlfriend, who is also a pharmacist, and I moved to a new house. As we were unpacking boxes we found a picture frame that read “Our special memory, April 2020” – it was supposed to be used with an image from a planned holiday to France, but the only picture we have from that time is a selfie, taken as we left the pharmacy together having just worked a 14 hour shift alongside another member of the team. We have it on our mantlepiece to remind us of the amazing work we did during the COVID pandemic.”

Dan Melrose, Day Lewis Pharmacy, East Sussex

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