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Life sciences sector

“The life sciences sector in the UK is one of the strongest and most productive in the world, with an annual turnover of £89 billion in 2020. The UK Government’s Office for Life Sciences has produced an infographic on the scale of the Life Science sector.” Read the report

We have broken the sector down into four popular sub-sectors to help you explore your options more easily. Each sub-sector, find information on:

  • Typical employers
  • Roles
  • Finding a job
  • Vacancy sources
  • Finding work experience


Hounsfield Facility, Sutton Bonington

Find out about the range of roles on offer in this rapidly-changing industry


Chemist examining enzyme reactions

Discover the opportunities within medical, industrial and agricultural biotechnology  


Medical technology


The UK's medical technology industry has expanded rapidly over the last five years and continues to do so



Explore the wide range of roles within the pharmaceutical industry 



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