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Graduate training schemes

BSc graduates are eligible for graduate schemes in lots of different places, from biomedical research organisations to industry. Graduate career fairs are a great place to find more information from prospective employers about their graduate training schemes.

Graduate roles in industry

Many pharmaceutical companies offer graduate entry roles in areas like drug discovery or medical writing. Dedicated graduate schemes allow you to experience different roles during the scheme, to help you determine what kind of role you are most interested in. They often offer professional development opportunities to help you develop key skills to support you throughout your career.

You can find out more about graduate roles in the pharmacetical industry from the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI).

Some examples of graduate schemes from the industry sector include:

Biomedical Research organisations

Several biomedical research organisations have graduate training schemes. These are usually two-year schemes where graduates work in different parts of a business to develop their skills before specialising in a certain area. They are paid roles and may lead to full-time permanent employment with the organisation.

Some examples of graduate schemes from the non-profit and industry sectors include:

As a Pharmacology graduate, you are equipped with a number of transferable skills that provide a solid basis for a huge range of possible careers. Take a look at our Where can pharmacology take me? pages to explore just some of the career options open to you.