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  • Getting a job in industry after graduating

    Community pharmacy is definetly the best but why do unis talk about industry?
    Last edited by Asterix; 1, February 2009, 12:14 PM.
    3rd yr pharmacy student - bath

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    Re: Getting a job in industry after graduating

    Industry----What industry. Most gone to India, China, South Africa, or in the case of my old companies, back to Switzerland and Ireland.

    My advice would be to emigrate.
    johnep

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    • #3
      Re: Getting a job in industry after graduating

      what opportunities arent available in uk
      3rd yr pharmacy student - bath

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      • #4
        Re: Getting a job in industry after graduating

        There are still companies here. I live in Hull and we have Reckitt Benkieser and Smith and Nephew in the one town. They both employ pharmacists. Reckitts has pharmacists in plenty of departments.
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        • #5
          Re: Getting a job in industry after graduating

          Originally posted by admin View Post
          There are still companies here. I live in Hull and we have Reckitt Benkieser and Smith and Nephew in the one town. They both employ pharmacists. Reckitts has pharmacists in plenty of departments.
          so you are saying you can make it into industry right?.
          Last edited by Asterix; 1, February 2009, 12:14 PM.
          3rd yr pharmacy student - bath

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          • #6
            Re: Getting a job in industry after graduating

            My housemates dad is a pharmacist and is very high up in GSK, i think hes in charge on development in the UK. My housemate this year is doing a summer placement with GSK, so there are jobs about but I think they are pretty rare. Most people say a PhD improves your chances alot.

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            • #7
              Re: Getting a job in industry after graduating

              Originally posted by mm45 View Post
              My housemates dad is a pharmacist and is very high up in GSK, i think hes in charge on development in the UK. My housemate this year is doing a summer placement with GSK, so there are jobs about but I think they are pretty rare. Most people say a PhD improves your chances alot.
              I dont understand ?
              Last edited by Asterix; 1, February 2009, 12:14 PM.
              3rd yr pharmacy student - bath

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              • #8
                Re: Getting a job in industry after graduating

                Industry jobs are rare because industry is rare in UK.
                A Ph.D is usually 2 years post grad. Pharmacists have the advantage of being able to get easy shift or daily work.

                When I was considering an unfunded Ph.D, was going to work at weekends and evenings, but in the end thought it was all too much.
                johnep

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                • #9
                  Re: Getting a job in industry after graduating

                  do you have to have a 2:1 to work in the industry?
                  3rd yr pharmacy student - bath

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                  • #10
                    Re: Getting a job in industry after graduating

                    I do have a 2:1 as it happens but one of my colleagues only had a pass and became a production director. All a better grade does is differentiate you from other candidates.
                    johnep

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                      Re: Getting a job in industry after graduating

                      Originally posted by johnep View Post
                      I do have a 2:1 as it happens but one of my colleagues only had a pass and became a production director. All a better grade does is differentiate you from other candidates.
                      johnep
                      production director of?

                      I really want to work in industry, does that require a 2:1 but my first goal is to get into the US tbh, does that require a 2:1. Also the usa are asking for a 5 year course (they mean A level too) so I have that but my A level grades are crap so will it matter?
                      3rd yr pharmacy student - bath

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                      • #12
                        Re: Getting a job in industry after graduating

                        if your A levels are poor, forget pharmacy. Study plumbing.
                        johnep

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                        • #13
                          Re: Getting a job in industry after graduating

                          Originally posted by johnep View Post
                          if your A levels are poor, forget pharmacy. Study plumbing.
                          johnep
                          Straight to the point.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Getting a job in industry after graduating

                            Originally posted by ferretmanabu View Post
                            Straight to the point.
                            was he joking or was he being serious
                            3rd yr pharmacy student - bath

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                            • #15
                              Re: Getting a job in industry after graduating

                              Originally posted by giggsy View Post
                              was he joking or was he being serious
                              Serious I guess.
                              If you are determined to go to the USA make sure you read.. Jim Plagakis and not the glossy adverts from the US chains. Also don't forget that it isn't the EU so all the employment protection legislation does not apply.

                              Having said that - wouldn't mind trying ithe USA myself, as I would contract for a certain number of hours (just slightly more than the minimum to get the employer health benefits) and have lots of time for leisure & pleasure. Then again, only 12 years to retirement so might not.

                              Also your 'A' levels are not necessarily a barometer for how you will do in your degree. Uni is a different enviroment. Go with the work hard, play hard mindset and you can get your 2:1
                              47 BC : Julius Cesar : Veni Vidi Vici : I came, I saw I conquered.
                              2018 AD : Modern Man : I shopped, I clicked, I collected.
                              How times change.

                              If you find you have read something that has upset or offended you an anyway please unread it at once.

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