Where have our students gone on year placement?

Looking for inspiration?

A year placement is a minimum of 9 months. You usually get paid £16-22k and you open up doors for your future career.

All the company names have hyperlinks so you can get information directly from their website.

There is info from current and past students all of whom found their placements an extremely rewarding experience!

Many companies have lab-based and office-based placements.

1. GSK

Lab-based and office-based positions. Highly competitive but excellent future prospects! Apply early for GSK!

Me, outside the GSK Stevenage site where I did my placement

Read about Emma’s GSK placement here

Read Sam’s or Kristi’s GSK placement profile

2. AstraZeneca

Lab and office-based placements, highly competitive and requires an early application.

Jamie, BSc (hons)Biochemistry worked for AZ in Sweden

Read Jamie’s placement year profile

3. Pfizer

Predominantly office based, regulatory affairs, marketing etc.

“My placement at Pfizer has been an invaluable experience, developing skills essential for my future career” Sophie – BSc Pharmacology – 1st Class

4. Covance

“I have gained an understanding about industry and what I would like to look for in a future career. I have developed many skills and have made many great connections.” Aaron, BSc Biochemistry – Office based placement

5. MSD


11. Benevolant AI

12. LeicaBiosystems

International company based locally with lab-based placements working on cancer diagnostics.

We have 2 students on placement here and they are doing fantastic work – there’s even been nominations for placement student of the year!

13. Fujifilm Diosynth

Check out the presentation of Ellie’s placement talk

Ellie has been working in R&D at Fujifilm Diosynth

14. QuantumDX

Local company with a world wide reach working on molecular diagnostics.

Fanni did her placement with Quantumdx

Fanni was also nominated for placement student of the year!

15. Prozomix

Another local company, this time working on enzyme production.

16. Alcyomics

A local company working on a 3D skin assay for the detection of toxicity and adverse immune reactions.

Florence and Shaheda working at Alcyomics

Check out Shaheda’s presentation about Alcyomics here

17. Helena Bioscience

18. Datatrial

19. Allergan

20. AkzoNobel

We currently have a student here having a brilliant time and learning lots! Read a review here

21. Medimmune

22. Unilever

23. Proctor and Gamble

One of the biggest companies in the world. It offers lab and office-based placements

24. Johnson and Johnson

The company that needs no introduction! Fab placements and great career prospects!

25. L’Oréal

As above, huge company – it’s best to do a careers insight/internship to get on to the full year placement here.

26. RB

A international company with world-renowned products. Offers both lab and office-based placements.

So, how do you find a year-placement? Read our blog/watch our video here

You know how to find one, now get advice on how to answer application/interview questions here

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