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A recruiter's role is to find suitable candidates for job opportunities on behalf of employers. Some recruiters work for a recruitment agency and are hired by companies to find candidates for them. Other recruiters such as internal recruiters work in a company's human resource department and source candidates for their own company. Typically, the recruiter will find potential candidates, review their resumes and applications, and create a shortlist of the most suitable candidates for the hiring manager to review.

Different Types of Recruiters

The following are examples of different types of recruiters that work to connect organisations with suitable candidates for employment.


A headhunter is a term used to describe an individual who works for an employment agency that recruits qualified personnel for various jobs. Headhunters actively seek qualified applicants for jobs using LinkedIn, social media, online databases, networking, and other sources. 

Executive Recruiter

An executive recruiter specialises in hiring executive personnel. These types of recruiters find candidates for high-level positions like CEO, executive, high-level managerial, etc.

Internal Recruiter

Internal recruiters work for and source full-time employees for the company they work for. may also perform other human resources duties.

Information Technology (IT) Recruiter

An information Technology recruiter specializes in hiring individuals to fill IT positions in a variety of industries. These recruiters will seek job candidates who have the specific skills the employer wants, such as programming skills or technical expertise.

Legal Recruiter

A legal recruiter specialises in finding jobs for legal professionals; solicitors, company secretaries, legal executives, legal secretaries, etc.

Management Recruiter

A management recruiter specializes in hiring individuals from a variety of business sectors. Management recruiters may focus on hiring corporate executives, but they may also fill middle management and sales positions.

Pharmaceutical Recruiter

A pharmaceutical recruiter specializes in hiring individuals to fill a variety of pharmacy positions, including pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and pharmaceutical sales representatives.

Sales Recruiter

A sales recruiter specialises in hiring individuals to fill sales positions in a variety of industries. The jobs filled range from entry-level to executive-level sales and marketing positions. 



What Is the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland?

​The Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland (PSI) is a public body established in law to protect the health, safety of patients and the public by regulating pharmacists and pharmacies in Ireland. Pharmacists and pharmaceutical assistants must be registered with the PSI in order to practice in Ireland. The PSI also keeps a register of pharmacists, pharmaceutical assistants, and pharmacies publishedhere and can be searched by any member of the public.

Below is a list of options available to both first time and continued registration applicants:

  • First-Time Registration - This details how you can apply for registration as a first-time applicant in Ireland with the PSI. There are different routes of registration for pharmacists depending on where a person has graduated and trained as a pharmacist.

  • Continued Registration - Pharmacists wishing to remain on the register to practice in Ireland must apply on an annual basis for continued registration and pay a yearly fee.

  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD) - In order to be accepted for continued registration, all pharmacists must complete a declaration on an annual basis that they undertake to maintain appropriate experience in the practice of pharmacy, keep up-to-date of continuing education and professional developments in the profession of pharmacy, and continuing professional development relevant to the practice of pharmacy.

  • Changes to Registration Details - Registrants can make changes to personal details held by the PSI using the online Registrant login section. It is important that registrants keep their contact details and other information updated for the public registers.

  • Canceling your Registration - If you no longer wish to be registered with the PSI or if you are considering retiring from the Register of Pharmacists, you can voluntarily cancel your registration with the PSI on request.

  • Restoring your Registration - If you wish to restore your name to the Register, having previously withdrawn, you should complete the restoration form and return it to the PSI.

Certificates of Registration are issued once applications for registration or continued registration, including fees, have been processed.

How Does a New Pharmacist Register with the PSI?

There arethree routesto registration. The route you take depends on where you received your training.

Irish Trained Pharmacist

If you trained in Ireland, then your National Pharmacy Internship Programme (NPIP) course qualifies you to apply for registration. Once you successfully complete the NPIP (and pass the Professional Registration Exam), you can apply for PSI registration by providing some personal documentation including proof of your course, ID, and the registration fee.

EU Trained pharmacist

If you are an EU national and trained as a pharmacist in an EU/EEA member state, then there are two ways to register as an EU pharmacist.

  1. Complete your application and submit all required documents. If you trained in a non-English speaking country, you will also need to provide evidence of your English language competence. Once your application is processed, you will be invited to attend a meeting to review your application.

  2. Register by using yourEuropean Professional Card

    (EPC) . The EPC is available to pharmacists, nurses, doctors etc. Your EPC allows your home state to verify your information and send it to the PSI on your behalf. However, the EPC does not guarantee your right to work in Ireland.

Trained Outside of the EU/EEA

If you trained outside the EU/EEA, then you must apply to have your pharmacist qualifications recognised in Ireland.

The PSI evaluates your education with afour-stage process.

  1. Make a valid application

  2. Pass an equivalency exam

  3. Adaptation period

  4. Professional Registration Examination (PRE)

Once you have successfully completed the qualification recognition assessment you can then submit an application to be added to the register of pharmacists. You will also have to meet the PSI’sLanguage Competency Requirements

 More information on how to register with the PSI can be foundhere.