Employers’ Confederation of Latvia (LDDK) honored the best Latvian employers on Friday, November 10th. We, BENU Aptieka Latvia Ltd also were among the best. We received the Award for “ Best Internship Provider 2017”.
Other employers were nominated in such categories as The Best Employer, Sustainable Employer, Senior-Friendly Employer, Employer-Friendly municipality. This year 32 most powerful employers were nominated for the LDDK Annual Awards.
Over the last two years, BENU Pharmacy Latvia has provided practice placement to more than 50 medical students. In the past three years, 85 former trainees have continued their work at BENU Pharmacy Latvia. The time that students spend in practice varies from 20 hours to several months.
Anete Rožkalna, Retail Manager of "BENU Pharmacy Latvia": "The profession of pharmacist nowadays is gaining ever more importance and prestige, as people no longer come to the pharmacy just to shop, but also for advice, assistance. We are glad that the new professionals who come to us in practice, understands the role of the profession of pharmacist, is willing to learn all the new, offered not only by universities but also by employers. "
"BENU Pharmacy Latvia" co-operates with the University of Latvia, the Riga Stradins University, the Riga Medical College 1 and the Red Cross Medical College in the preparation of new specialists. BENU Aptieka Latvija regularly organizes guest lectures at educational institutions, takes part in the Annual Career Days and organizes Shadow Day organized by Junior Achievement, as well as an annual competition for the award of a fellowship to pharmaceutical students, in order to provide young professionals with more information about career opportunities.