As most schools don’t have access to a full-time careers adviser, many school pupils seek advice from their teachers or parents. Finding up to date, appropriate, information is not always easy, and many students, parents, teachers, and even careers advisers are unaware of the wide range of exciting careers in science. Encouraging an interest in science from a young age is important, and knowing how to find relevant experience can be invaluable.
Teachers are increasingly being asked for information by students considering studying science in further or higher education or wanting to work in a science based career.
Without it being your full time job, it’s hard to know how best to advise, and you yourself may not be aware of all the different career options out there.
Parents and carers are also playing an increasing role in guiding the further and higher education of their children, and research shows that parents have a major influence on their children's career choices. Parents, understandably, want their children to be able to get a job. Making yourself aware of the different options and what qualifications are required for different careers will help you to guide your children in making good decisions.
Browsing through the pages on this site will give you an insight into the range of careers available in the pharmaceutical industry and the various routes into the industry. It will also give you ideas of how to nurture an interest in science in pupils, and show you where to direct pupils to find further information themselves.
See Further sources of information for links to other sites offering career advice for students interested in science.