The pharmaceutical industry comprises of companies who research, develop, make and market medicines. These companies employ people with a wide range of educational backgrounds – from school leavers with GCSEs taken on as apprentices, to researchers with postdoctoral experience.
As it isn’t easy to find and develop new medicines, people working in the pharmaceutical industry must enjoy a challenge and be able to work as part of a team. Everyone who works for a pharmaceutical company makes a contribution towards improving the health of thousands of people around the world, whether they work in research and engineering, or in finance or marketing.
To find out more about entering into the pharmaceutical industry at different ages, browse through the Your career section of this site.
You may also want to direct people towards the Case studies section to find out what it’s really like to work in these various roles in the pharmaceutical industry.