As part of its ongoing commitment to promote the highest standards in the pharmaceutical industry, the PM Society is delighted to launch its Careers Resource this autumn.

The pharmaceutical industry is one of the UK’s biggest success stories, contributing over £14 billion* every year to the UK economy.

Some of the most revolutionary medical treatments have been discovered and developed in the UK, including diabetes drugs, pain killers, cancer treatments and vaccinations against COVID19.

The UK pharma industry employs over 60,000 people in such disciplines as

  • Sales and Marketing
  • Medical Education
  • Research and Development
  • Legal and Compliance
  • Government Affairs
  • Patient Information and Support
  • Procurement and Supply Chain Management
  • IT

Even more people are employed by companies who support the pharma industry, such as creative agencies, event organisers and medical publishers. It’s a dynamic and exciting industry to work in with a positive and flexible working culture, training programmes, opportunities to travel (restrictions allowing), and good pay. Above all, it’s an industry that plays an important role in the nation’s health, researching and developing new medications and medical devices to drive important advances in medicine.

Our new Careers resource will help you understand how the pharma industry operates and give you an insight into the various careers opportunities that there are for school leavers, science and business graduates, or those of you looking for a new challenge in a different industry. We will be sharing tips on how to apply for a job, the dos and don’ts of interviews, how to make the most of your career and the insights of various people about starting out in the industry.

There will also be useful links to careers advice resources as well as information about events we will be holding in 2022.

So keep an eye out for more news and follow us on Twitter, Linkedin, or Instagram.

If you are already working in the pharma industry and would like to help us and provide advice for people thinking of joining the sector, do get in touch with Jenny Claridge and join our Careers Interest Group.



*ABPI statistics