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Full Time Job & Professional Development: Walgreens Pharm Tech and Shift Lead program

Employer Name: Walgreens
Location: Chicago, IL
Job Code: 1358


Full Time Job & Professional Development: Walgreens Pharm Tech and Shift Lead program
Apply now to Walgreens’ Pharmacy Technician and Shift Lead Program where you will earn full time hours, benefits, and an advanced education at no cost to you.

Walgreens is offering an opportunity to begin your career as a Shift Lead or Pharmacy Technician and move through a career trajectory, while earning postsecondary credits. Walgreens and Skills will provide you with the necessary training to advance within the organization, while guaranteeing 30+ hours/week, full time benefits, and great opportunity for personal and professional growth. 

Read below to learn more about starting your career path to success: 

Program Overview: Walgreens Pharmacy Tech and Shift Lead Apprenticeship Program  

Through Skills for Chicagoland’s Future, Walgreens is giving applicants of all ages the opportunity to work full-time (30+ hrs/week) at Walgreens while pursuing an advanced, postsecondary education, at no cost. In this program, participants will have the opportunity to earn their Pharm Tech license, certification, and advance upwards with Walgreens through Professional Development opportunities. 

Upon completion of the program, participants are ready for long-term success at Walgreens and will continue their career path into store management and beyond!

Working at Walgreens:



Job Responsibilities:

Be an indispensable asset to our store staff

Enter patient and drug information, ensuring information is entered correctly

Develop and enhance your leadership abilities

Retrieving, counting, and pouring pharmaceutical drugs

Be a liaison between management and non-management team members

Verifying medicine is correct and checking for possible interactions

Be a key part in ensuring the execution of extraordinary customer care

Assists pharmacists in scheduling, inventory, and maintaining workflow.

Communicate tasks from the store manager

Responsible and accountable for registering all related sales on assigned cash register, collects, and handles cash as required

Coach on warehouse and vendor orders

Takes customer to OTC aisle when possible to assist in locating products.

Handle day-to-day cash functions

Handles telephone calls that do not require personal attention of the pharmacist, including those to physicians.

Possess the tools and guidance to lead team members and support store management

May assist pharmacist in administering clinical services including the collection and proper labeling of blood/urine samples from patients and other clinical services as required

Serve in a vital role on our front-end team

Assists in stocking Pharmacy with adequate supplies, clean, neat, and orderly in condition and appearance

Benefits, Training, and Personal Development:

Internal Management Certifications

Pharmacy Technician Certification

Weekly Professional Development with Skills for Chicagoland’s Future

Medical/Dental Care

Paid Time Off

401k Retirement Savings

Employee Discount

Basic Qualifications

Willing to work a flexible schedule – nights, weekend, holidays – while also studying to complete a Pharm Tech Cert. exam

Must be fluent in reading, writing, and speaking English

High School Diploma or GED

City of Chicago resident

One year of retail or customer service experience

SHIFT LEAD: Experience as a keyholding retail employee or management

Locations: Apply to inquire


The Process: I’m interested, what do I do now?

  1. Apply through Skills for Chicagoland’s Future (Skills).
  2. Skills will then guide qualified applicants through various enrollment and application processes.

If you’re interested in this life-changing program, click ‘Apply’ below!


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