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FIP Development Goal 2: Early career training strategy


 FIP Development Goal 2 Workforce Element


FIP Development Goal 2 [w]



Globally, we will have:

Foundation training infrastructures in place for the early post-registration (post-licensing) years of the pharmaceutical workforce as a basis for consolidating initial education and training and progressing the novice workforce towards advanced practice. 


  • Create clear and purposeful education and training pathways/programmes to support post-registration (post-graduation) foundation training (clinical practice and pharmaceutical science areas).

  • Develop early career maps and frameworks to support a seamless transition into early career practice and towards advanced practice.

  • Develop structured approaches to early career mentoring systems to support novice practitioners to engage with peers and preceptors (including clinical practice and pharmaceutical science areas across the pharmaceutical workforce).

  • Using data and evidence to support investment in early career training

View the FIP Workforce Reference Guide for FIP Development Goal 2 Advanced and specialist development here.


 FIP Development Goal 2 Practice Element


FIP Development Goal 2 [p]



Globally, we will have:

Training strategy & and infrastructures providing structured journeys for early career pharmacy practitioners including &and pharmacy support workers linked towards advanced practice and specialisation frameworks & and professional recognition & and certification.


  • Develop structured opportunities for in-practice early-career training.

  • Provide career and mentorship support for early career practitioners.

  • Provide appropriate conditions for reconciling early-career practice and personal circumstances with education and training pathways/programmes.

  • Provide appropriate incentives, recognition and certification of practice development.


 FIP Development Goal 2 Science Element


FIP Development Goal 2 [s]



Globally, we will have:

Education and training of graduate/post-graduate students and early career pharmaceutical scientists to advance their skills in basic, translational, clinical, and regulatory sciences.


  • Develop mentoring programmes that connect trainees and early career pharmaceutical scientists to qualified mentors with experience in academia, industry and regulatory bodies.

  • Establish dedicated discussion forums for trainees and early career scientists to facilitate networking and professional development opportunities.


Find out more about the 21 FIP Development Goals for transforming global pharmacy here.

Last update 30 September 2020

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