Overview

Biotech covers a wide range of scientific study into living organisms and can be applied to health, medicine, pharmaceuticals, agriculture and the food industry. The Biotech industry is involved in scientific research, development and advanced technology which makes for some very exciting and rewarding careers.

With people living longer and an increase in diseases/viruses, this is an industry where you could make a real difference to people's lives.

Take a look at the various links and job roles below to see what could be in store for you. 

  • Biotech is a fast growing sector in the UK and is expected to employ increasing numbers of people over the next few years especially in the East of England.
  • Higher level apprenticeships in Life Sciences means there is an alternative route into the sector other than university, however STEM qualifications are still very important and will open more doors.
  • Norwich Research Park is home to one of the largest clusters of food, health, plant and environmental science organisations in the world!

Useful Subjects

Maths • Biology • Physics • English • ICT • Science • Business Studies • Design & Technology • Pschology

Job Ideas for this Industry

Laboratory TechnicianVirologist •  Toxicologist • Research Scientist • Plant Geneticist Pharmacist • Hematologist Forensic Scientist

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Maintenance Apprentice - Thetford Power Station
Closing Date:
27th April 2021
Salary:
£163 per week
Location:
Thetford, Norfolk
Employer Description EPR is a biomass power station located Thetford. The power station generates electricity from the combustion of poultry litter, straw, meat & bone meal, horse bedding and forestry woodchips. Since the commissioning of the first biomass sta...
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Medical Service Technician Apprentice - Lab-Med
Closing Date:
21st April 2021
Salary:
£346 per week
Location:
Thetford, Norfolk
Employer Description We are a Medical Equipment Supplier & manufacture of the Opmaster range of medical devices. The Opmaster range consists of main operating tables, Day surgery & specialised Ophthalmic operating trolleys. We also provide after sales service....
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Laboratory Technician Apprentice - Haltermann Carless
Closing Date:
16th April 2021
Salary:
315,000 per year
Location:
Harwich, Essex
Employer Description Haltermann Carless is a leading global provider of speciality chemicals. A vacancy has arisen for new and exciting role within the maintenance team. Main description Haltermann Carless is a leading international supplier of high-value hydr...
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Apprentice Laboratory Technician - Histology : COVANCE LIMITED
Closing Date:
30th April 2021
Salary:
£14,500.00
Location:
Occold
Fast-paced laboratory based working environment. Histology processes tissues to produce stained slides for Pathology to evaluate. Histology uses manual and automated procedures to reach very high production levels, so we are looking for individuals who are man...
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Apprentice Laboratory Technician - Necropsy : COVANCE LIMITED
Closing Date:
30th April 2021
Salary:
£14,500.00
Location:
Occold
Specialising in the accurate and efficient dissection of organs from a range of species. The apprenticeship program is well established and trains individuals in physical dissection skills, as well as a knowledge of Good Laboratory Practice and laboratory resp...
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Pharmacy Assistant Apprentice - Holbrook and Shotley Practice
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Closing Date:
19th March 2021
Salary:
£124 per week
Location:
Holbrook, Ipswich, Suffolk
Employer DescriptionDispensing Doctors Surgery based in Holbrook and Shotley. Both surgeries have busy dispensaries which issue prescribed drugs to eligible patients. Both surgeries are well equipped, purpose designed buildings and are conveniently situated in...
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