Students to benefit from insight to pharmaceutical careers

Ten students from schools and colleges in the Leicester area will be taking part in a work experience programme at the 3M Loughborough sites in early July.  The Year 12 students will spend time with various departments and functions associated with the research, development, manufacturing, engineering, regulatory and marketing aspects of bringing a pharmaceutical product to market, giving them valuable insight into diverse careers within the industry. The work experience scheme is  administered by Leicestershire Education Business Company, which advertises the programme to school careers departments and reviews the applications received. Students are selected based on their studying relevant A level or BTEC  subjects and their answers to questions about how the scheme will help with their future career aspirations.


The programme also allows 3M to assess future talent for its apprenticeship, industrial placement and graduate programmes - one of the students who took part in last year’s pilot scheme, will be returning to 3M in July as an apprentice in Marketed Product Support, following the successful completion of a BTEC course in Applied Medical Science.


3M scientist Sam Holmes, who acts as a mentor for the students commented, “This scheme ensures that the students receive a wide-reaching learning opportunity and the benefits to 3M are much greater, too. We look forward to getting to know all the students during their time here.”

Students to benefit from insight to pharmaceutical careers

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