Working in pharma without a science degree

So you might have thought that the majority of student placements in the pharmaceutical industry were in R&D and only open to scientists. But according to an Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) report published last year, there has been a 78 per cent increase since 2013 in undergraduate placements for roles that have … Continue reading Working in pharma without a science degree

Have you thought about a career in food & drink?

Thanks to Kirsty from the Scottish Food and Drink Federation (SFDF) for this guest blog post about the diverse opportunities available in the food and drink industry. My name is Kirsty and I am the Communications Executive for the Scottish Food and Drink Federation (SFDF). SFDF is a trade association representing the interests of food and drink … Continue reading Have you thought about a career in food & drink?

Scotch Whisky – recruiting and training for the future

Many thanks to Rosemary Gallagher,  Head of Communications, Scotch Whisky Association for this guest post- great insights into the sector ( e.g. 81% of companies take on graduates with particular shortages in engineering and management) Scotch Whisky is a product we’re rightly proud of. It’s made in Scotland from three raw materials of water, yeast and … Continue reading Scotch Whisky – recruiting and training for the future

Keeping Scotland at the forefront of life science innovation

Thanks to Sunergos Innovations for this guest blog post with an update on the life sciences sector Stimulating innovation and sector growth through university/industry collaborations  - Dr Mike Capaldi, CEO, Sunergos Innovations Scotland has always been at the forefront of life science innovation with Edinburgh playing a key role, from Lister’s discovery of antiseptic and … Continue reading Keeping Scotland at the forefront of life science innovation

Scottish life sciences alive and kicking!

Thanks to my colleague Susan Bird for this update on what's happening in the Scottish life sciences sector - Rebecca Leading cell manufacturer Roslin Cells was spun out from the company that cloned Dolly the sheep. Now the company offers two main services – Cell Therapy Contract Manufacturing and Development, and Research Induced Pluripotent Stem … Continue reading Scottish life sciences alive and kicking!

What Does Work Experience Even Mean?

Experience. Job adverts ask you to have some. Sometimes they say relevant. Sometimes they don't specify. Sometimes they even ask you to have 'x' number of years of it but really, what counts as work experience? If you ticked all of the above then great - you are correct. Shadowing someone for one day, through … Continue reading What Does Work Experience Even Mean?

Global media market, growing, evolving…..

Thanks to my colleague Janet Forsyth for this post which gives an update on the media sector picking up on some research done by consultancy firm McKinsey & Co. Not only does it give a useful update on where this sector might be headed in the next few years but useful material for including in … Continue reading Global media market, growing, evolving…..

SLS investment in Scottish Science

Many thanks to Susan Bird for this news story and quick update on the life sciences sector in Scotland - Rebecca Scientific Laboratory Supplies (SLS), the UK’s largest independent British-owned supplier of scientific equipment, chemicals and consumables has relocated its Scottish operations to BioCity Scotland, showing its commitment to investing in science in Scotland. BioCity … Continue reading SLS investment in Scottish Science

Healthcare transformers: the medical technology sector

Many thanks to Susan Bird for this really interesting blog post on career opportunities in the medical technology sector. It gives a really great overview of some of the job roles available so read on to find out more about this fascinating sector -Rebecca  I found a great labour market report which details the landscape … Continue reading Healthcare transformers: the medical technology sector

How will robots affect the labour market?

There’s been lots of media coverage this week on how developments in robot technology will affect the labour market in the next few years. This interesting article on the BBC website, for example, looks  at The jobs robots will steal first and while some of them are what you might have expected others may come … Continue reading How will robots affect the labour market?