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Graduate profile: Shannon Douglas, Launch Planning Intern, AstraZeneca

I’m just about to go into my final year of my BA (Hons) Business Management degree at Abertay University in Scotland. At AstraZeneca I’m...
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How to successfully prepare for the ABPI exam

The ABPI Medical Representatives exam is an essential part of the professional development of pharmaceutical sales representatives. Here’s how to pass with flying colours. When...

Pf Award Winner Sarah Valente-Smith on the power of mentors

Sarah Valente-Smith, Key Account Manager for women’s cancers in the oncology division for the south west, MSD, and Joint Winner of the Best Newcomer...

How to identify the right cultural fit for you

Company culture is a critical factor in job satisfaction for most people. How do you make sure that the company you’re applying to is...

Graduate profile: Anne Schou, Market Access Manager, Novo Nordisk

I studied a Master’s degree in Public Health Science at the University of Copenhagen, where I focused on pharmaceutical policy, epidemiology and health economics. In...

Graduate Profile: Dylan Nichol, App Developer at AstraZeneca

I am studying Computer Games and Software Development at Glasgow Caledonian University, and within AstraZeneca, my role has been as an app developer. Embrace change My...
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How to stand out from the graduate crowd

As a graduate entering the pharmaceutical sales arena, how can you stand out to recruiters and hiring managers? Let’s discuss how you can enhance your...

Pf Award Winner Zuchaela Smylie on her path to pharma sales

Zuchaela Smylie, Therapy Representative at GSK in partnership with Ashfield Healthcare and 2018 Pf award winner - Best Newcomer, on how coming from a...

How to get experience and get ahead

Getting into pharma sales is about more than good grades: it’s about showing that it’s really where you want to be through real-life experience. Whether...

What do pharma sales recruiters look for?

A medical sales career in the pharmaceutical industry offers myriad opportunities to the brightest graduates. What do recruiters look for? For graduates who do their...

Pharma Millennials: Have you considered a career in pharma?

Do you see the potential in taking the pharma path? We asked our experts for their advice, information on how they attract the best...

What does a career in pharma sales look like?

What does a medical sales representative do, how much can you earn, and what are the opportunities for career progression? What’s the role? The job of...
Star Europe reports positive client and candidate feedback.

How to find a graduate job in pharma

What does it take to land your first graduate job in the pharmaceutical industry? Megan Bryant has some useful advice. The pharmaceutical industry is continuously...


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