Pharmaceuticals Sector Guide
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  • The pharmaceuticals industry discovers, develops, and manufactures drugs and medications.
  • It directly employs over 70,000 people in the UK, and over 20,000 of these are in research and development.
  • As well as R&D, the pharmaceuticals sector has opportunities for STEM students and graduates in Manufacturing, Engineering, Healthcare Communications, Finance, IT and much more.
  • The pharmaceuticals industry in the UK generates billions of pounds every year.
  • Its highly skilled workforce comprises scientists, engineers, technicians, laboratory assistants, IT professionals and medical sales representatives.
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  • GSK is a science-led global healthcare company with around 100,000 employees worldwide.
  • The company researches, develops and manufactures innovative medicines, vaccines, and consumer healthcare products such as Sensodyne, Aquafresh and Panadol.
  • GSK constantly drives scientific innovation to deliver the next generation of medicines and vaccines. The company made a £4.6bn R&D investment in 2020, with 40 new medicines and 17 new vaccines in development.
  • GSK recruits students and graduates in functions such as R&D, tech, and areas of Engineering including electrical, chemical, mechanical and automation.

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