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Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology and Health Science


Building laboratory/work experience is a good way to find out about the world of work. There may not be opportunities in the NHS, so look for other healthcare science and biotechnology options.

We have some resources if you are looking for placements in Life Sciences or Chemistry.

Pharmaceutical Experience

GSK Opportunities

Residential Chemistry Training Experience - for chemistry students who are interested in a career in pharmaceutical science. Based in Stevenage, it offers the opportunity to gain lab experience, coaching and training for interview preparation. 

The programme runs in early September each year. Applications generally open in February and close in June. There is no official webpage for the programme, but you can contact GSK for details and an application form:

Researching Bioscience Employers

Try researching bioscience employers and approaching them directly for work shadowing or work experience opportunities:

CareerHub - Experience

Placements and Internships sites