Graduate Success Stories
Studying Pharmacy Technician at Academy New Zealand saw graduate Reuben Jones step into a pharmacy role immediately after completing the course. Reuben graduated with a New Zealand Certificate in Pharmacy (Pharmacy Technician) (Level 5) from Academy New Zealand in November of 2012, now has a role as the sole Dispensing Technician at Silverdale Clinic Pharmacy.
Previously a Barista before studying at Academy, Reuben says he wouldn’t have been able to get his role at Silverdale Clinic Pharmacy if it wasn’t for the Pharmacy Technician course or for the assistance Academy New Zealand gave him in obtaining a work placement while he was studying.
“Academy set me up with a work placement at Orewa Care Chemist, which gave me the experience I needed to get a full-time position.”
Not only did the Pharmacy Technician course enable him to get a pharmacy role, he made long-term friends during the course, and enjoyed it immensely.
“I enjoyed every part of studying at Academy New Zealand, especially the tutors, the long-term friends I made, and the easy-to-learn hands-on curriculum. I would recommend the course to others.”
Graduate Kylie Greig loved all aspects of studying for a career as a Pharmacy Technician.
“I really enjoyed the work placement I did because it was hands-on, on-the-job learning. I enjoyed the course content because it covered a good range of subjects that are used day-to-day in the pharmacy, and the tutors were great.”
Kylie completed her course gaining a New Zealand Certificate in Pharmacy (Pharmacy Technician) (Level 5), and is now a Pharmacy Technician at Cranwell’s Pharmacy of Remuera. The role was advertised at Academy New Zealand, and Kylie’s tutor encouraged her to apply. Previously working in a supermarket, Kylie says she wouldn’t have been able to get her job if it wasn’t for the Pharmacy Technician course or for the assistance Academy New Zealand gave her in obtaining work.
“There is a good chance of getting a Pharmacy Technician job once graduating. I felt the course prepared me for working in a dispensary and also with selling over-the-counter products.”
She felt the course equipped her well for the workforce, and would happily recommend the course to others thinking about studying to become a Pharmacy Technician.