2015 saw the number of apprenticeships being undertaken within the UK pharmaceutical industry more than double. Apprenticeships are available for people older than 16 and normally last 2-3 years. They include on-the-job training, as well as attending college, university or training centres part-time to gain a qualification, so you can earn while you learn.
The type of qualification depends on the level of the apprenticeship:
Attracted by an advertisement for apprentices I decided to join the company’s work-based degree scheme rather than going straight to university.