Pharmaceutical company employees are all focused on a single task – delivering effective medicines to patients. Industry scientists and engineers work at the cutting edge of science and technology, using state of the art techniques to deliver the medicines of the future.
The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) represents
pharmaceutical companies of all sizes
and this careers website provides information for a range of audiences about opportunities within the UK's pharmaceutical industry.
New and updated pages are added to this site at regular intervals. The pharmaceutical recruiters page has recently been amended with up to date information on member companies and describes the opportunities offered to job seekers, along with contact emails and links to their career websites and online job vacancies. There is advice for undergraduates on where your degree can take you and new information on Graduate Schemes. A new useful links page provides links to various careers websites, giving information to a range of age groups about careers in the life sciences. Follow the links below to see which information applies to you.
To find out more about the ABPI visit www.abpi.org.uk
At school I was very interested in health and disease but I didn’t want to go into medicine and work with patients directly.
The value of UK pharmaceutical exports was £20.3 billion in 2009, more than £280,000 per employee.