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Career support and opportunities

The ECPG [formerly known as the Young Pharmacists’ Group (YPG)] aims to support young pharmacist and pharmaceutical scientist members from around the globe by providing resources for professional development, networking or opportunities to carry out their own research. There are several career resources, opportunities and grants that ECPG members can take advantage of to support their professional development:

- Career support resources

FIP ECPG Mentorship Programme (ECPG-MP)

- FIP ECPG Remote Volunteering Programme (ECPG-RVP)

- FIP ECPG Leadership Development Programme (ECPG-LDP 3.0) 

Career support resources

Pharmacists for the Future Programme by Curriculo Solutions

ECPG have partnered with Curriculo Solutions and the Pharmacists for the Future Programme. The PFP was launched in May 2022 and continues to be a valuable resource to our members. The PFP focuses on the development of personal, social, and professional skills and provides a strong foundation in the development of key leadership capabilities. New cohorts for the PFP are offered on a rolling basis throughout the year. To find out more about the programme, you can view our digital event from 29 June 2023 here and read more about Curriculo Solutions here.

Other Digital Events on Professional Development

  1. Developing a high-quality research proposal – FIP Foundation and ECPG Professional Innovation Grant. The recording of the webinar can be accessed by ECPG members through this link.
  2. Learn, Grow and Develop: Opportunities for Personal and Professional Growth with ECPG. The recording of the webinar can be accessed by ECPG members through this link. 

The ECPG supports its members by creating resources for professional development.

   In 2020, FIP ECPG [formerly known as the Young Pharmacists’ Group (YPG)] launched a 'Career development toolkit
for early career pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists'.

The toolkit aims to be a guide for early career pharmacists
and pharmaceutical scientists to help them to develop their careers
and build their expertise in pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences.

The toolkit comes with worksheets that users can work with
while going through the toolkit, as well as case studies from
ECPG members which provide examples of how they have applied
key skills in their professional development.


The "Leading with emotional intelligence" resource aims
to help young pharmacists learn and practise emotional intelligence

It outlines sample cases and provides suggestions on how
emotional intelligence skills can be used to overcome challenges
in different situations.

FIP ECPG Mentorship Programme

The aim of the FIP ECPG Mentorship Programme is to provide mentorship for young pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists who are developing their career. Mentors are intended to provide general advice, assist in setting goals and help the young pharmacist/pharmaceutical scientist to stay on track with their career development. The Mentorship Programme lasts for nine months.

The FIP ECPG Mentorship Programme was redesigned and relaunched in 2020. The 2022 batch of the Mentorship Programme was held from January to September 2022 and each mentor-mentee pair completed an individual month mentoring plan. In 2023, 5 mentor and mentee pairs participated in the Mentorship Programme.

    Outcomes of the 2020/2021 FIP ECPG [formerly known as the Young Pharmacists’ Group (YPG)] Mentorship Programme,
including testimonials from mentors and mentees, are available
in an implementation and evaluation report.

FIP ECPG Remote Volunteering Programme

The FIP ECPG Remote Volunteering Programme was launched in August 2020.

The aim of this programme is to provide opportunities for young pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists, who are interested in learning and developing their skills in global projects within FIP. FIP will provide training and the opportunity for volunteers to learn and support the projects.

The remote volunteering programme will run for a period of 3 to 5 months and may be longer in special cases. These volunteers are usually expected to provide monthly reports to the FIP ECPG which will facilitate effective tracking of progress and achieved milestones.

Interested ECPG members may provide their information in this form.

For further information on the FIP ECPG Remote Volunteering Programme please email

FIP ECPG Leadership development programme

ECPG Leadership development programme (LDP 3.0) aims to support early career pharmacists, pharmaceutical scientists, pharmacy educators and students to develop their leadership skills to advance their practice at the local, regional, national and international level.

The LDP 3.0 will run longitudinally online for 10 months from November 2023 to September 2024. It will unlock your levels of leadership, drive change, improve personal and organizational effectiveness, improve self-awareness and boost skills for motivating your teams. The programme will include a 10-month leadership coaching and mentorship consisting of:

  • Completion of a Leadership CPD portfolio which is a self-directed, ongoing systematic and outcomes focused approach to lifelong learning that is applied into practice.
  • Completion and discussion of StrengthsFinder test.
  • Monthly book chapter discussions “Developing the Leader within you by John Maxwell” and monthly leadership reflections with facilitators from all around the world

Program fee

  • FIP member benefit (no fees charged)
  • Non-FIP members will be charged based on each country income level:
    • High income countries – 100 euros
    • Middle income countries – 50 euros
    • Low income countries – 30 euros

Programme Duration: 10 months (November 2023 to September 2024)

Time Commitment: 4 hours per month

Early Career pharmacists, pharmaceutical scientists and educators, as well as students who are interested in joining the programme will be selected based on their previous extra-curricular involvement and their motivation to ensure an engaging group involvement. Keep an eye on FIP ECPG’s social media accounts and newsletters for the applications. If you have any questions, feel free to contact and ask them directly at

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Last update 30 January 2024

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