Opportunities in Bioscience
A high quality placement brings with it a wide range of benefits and positive impacts. It provides you with the opportunity to gain experience and specific skills in your sector of choice as well as allowing you to experience the quality of work that will be required in graduate employment. You also gain a better understanding of the sector enabling you to make a more informed choice when looking for your graduate job.
The placement year is an excellent opportunity to get 'a foot in the door' with a desired company. In 2015 over 40% of all graduate jobs went to a candidate who had previous work experience with that company and the placement year is the best way to gain this experience. Lancaster students often return from their placement having been offered a graduate job for when they complete their degree.
In 2019/20 BLS students sucessfully gained placement years at:
- Johnson & Johnson
Testimonials from current placement year students:
- 'I love the work, it's great lab experience & the people are great to work with and make you feel like part of the team' - Amy Mawson, BSc Hons Biomedicine (Placement year) student.
- 'My placement at Johnson & Johnson has enabled me to develop invaluable skills such as communication and networking. I love my role and the team I work in, and hope to use the strengths I have gained to pursue a career in clinical trials'- Jessica Avery, BSc Hons Biomedicine (Placement year) student.