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Discovering Boots – A deep dive into the many careers within this iconic brand.

Organisation: BOOTS UK

Age: 14 - 19

Duration: 46 days

Industry: Healthcare

Application deadline: 20/12/2023

Dates: 10/01/2024 - 13/03/2024

Timings: 15:30 - 17:00

Type: Virtual work experience

You've probably seen a Boots on your local high street – the first store was opened in 1849! Perhaps you've been in-store or online and made a purchase, but what do you really know about this renowned retailer?


Come and join this unique opportunity to learn more about careers within the market leader in the world of healthcare, beauty and retail. Hear from members of the Boots team about the wealth of opportunities available in Healthcare, Retail, Supply Chain and STEM to name but a few. All whilst getting to interact in activities, independently and in groups with other young people from across the country who are interested in similar careers you are considering.


This eight-session virtual experience gives you a chance to connect to the Boots business and build your skills and knowledge about a range of departments.  The programme is split into three

two-part sessions, each of which also include an introductory session to Boots and its history, and concludes with a ‘Next steps’ session, helping you prepare for your future and hopefully, a career with Boots in mind!


The sessions are follows:

Session 1: 10th January – Introduction – Discovering Boots as an organisation (mandatory)


Option 1 - Discover ‘life-changing’ careers in Healthcare and Patient Care


Session 2: 17th January – Careers in Pharmacy

Session 3: 24th January – Careers in Opticians


Option 2 – Discover careers that delight our customers everyday


Session 4: 31st January – Careers in Retail (Including Beauty)

Session 5: 7th February – Careers in Supply Chain


Option 3 - ‘Behind the scenes’ Careers at Boots


Session 6: 28th February – Careers in STEM (Including IT)

Session 7: 6th March – Careers at Boots Support office (including Marketing)


Session 8: 13th March – Discovering your next steps after work experience (mandatory)


All sessions take place on Wednesdays from 3.30pm - 5pm.


Previously 92% of those attending virtual work experience with Boots would now consider starting a career in the organisation and 93% felt the experience had useful to add to their CV, so this is an opportunity not to be missed!

Whilst completing your application, please rank your preference of the sessions you’d like to join, or if you plan to join all of them.

We encourage you to attend as many of these sessions as you would like to, but ask that you attend both the introductory (Session 1) and next steps sessions (Session 8) in addition to any of the other sessions you choose to join – You will be sent a workbook with pre and post activities to complete for each of the double sessions you attend which must be completed and submitted before the end of the work experience.

We look forward to welcoming you to the world of careers with Boots – What will you discover?

When applying, answer the following questions

  • Please rank the 3 options to indicate which sessions you would like to attend, 1 being your top preference, 3 being your least
  • What do you already know about our organisation?
  • What questions do you look forward to asking the Boots team?

More about what we do:

Boots is the UK’s leading pharmacy-led health and beauty retailer. With over 2,200 stores ranging from local community pharmacies to large destination health and beauty stores, our purpose is to help our customers look and feel better than they ever thought possible.

Organisational website:

Experience You Will Gain:

  • The opportunity to work with other young people and the Boots team to work together and gain feedback on work-related tasks.
  • A chance to ask questions to the Boots team in different sectors to learn more about their roles, what skills they use and what their day entails.

Skills You Will Gain:

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