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Your Career In Science and IT


Where are the science jobs?

For those of you looking to start in a laboratory-based environment, options include: biochemist, development chemist, food scientist, forensic scientist, geologist, pharmacologist, physicist, and many more. Outside of the lab environment, recruiters are also looking for science graduates from every background to fill a huge range of other occupations including product and process development, research and development and manufacturing.

In addition, expect to see more opportunities emerging in topical subjects such as reducing carbon dioxide emissions, finding more effective drugs, and developing healthier foods.

The UK government has already highlighted a number of key industries that will play an important role in the country’s economic future. All rely on Science and IT graduates to survive. They are: the chemical sector, biotechnology, food and drink industry and the pharmaceutical sector. Together they employ nearly one million people and generate annual revenues of over £100 billion.  

As well as the websites of specific employers, the Prospects website (www.prospects.ac.uk)  Hobsons (www.get.hobsons.co.uk/) and Eurograduate (www.eurograduate.com) have useful sections which will give you loads of information about working in different industries and sectors.