Well Pharmacy boosts pay for seven roles across pharmacy
Well Pharmacy has announced it is to increase pay for thousands of its staff, who may receive a rise of up to 10 per cent.
Pay for 4,500 staff working across the companyâ€™s store and driver teams is increasing, with the starting rate for healthcare assistants rising to Â£7.38 per hour, 18p per hour ahead of the National Living Wage that came into force on 1 April. Delivery driverâ€™s pay will also rise to Â£7.33 per hour. â€œWeâ€™ve benchmarked ourselves against the pharmacy and retail markets and are investing in colleagues who are behind the national average,â€ said Tracy Barton, HR director at Well Pharmacy.
â€œGiven the challenges that are out there in the pharmacy sector, we will need our colleagues to play a vital role in helping us deliver our ambitious growth plans and continue delivering expert advice and service to our customers and within our communities,â€ she said.
A total of seven roles are set to benefit from the pay increases: trainee healthcare assistant (+10 per cent), healthcare assistant (+8 per cent), pharmacy assistant trainee (+8 per cent), pharmacy assistant (+10 per cent), pharmacy technician (+2 per cent), delivery driver (+8 per cent), and delivery team manager (+2 per cent).