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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Microbiology Themed Card Game
MicroBattle (µB) is a competitive card game with the aim to win battles of simulated microbial biofilm growth against your opponent. You can choose from many microbes (in the form of Microbe Cards) and many growth conditions (in the form of Battle Cards) and c...
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Grain Store – Harvest General Site Operator - Camgrain Balsham
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30th June 2022
Salary:
£11 per hour
Location:
Balsham, Cambs
Employer description Camgrain Stores Limited is the UK’s largest farmer-owned grain storage co-operative. We provide seamless supply-chain integration for our farmer-members from combine to the end user through our four strategically positioned, Advanced Proce...
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Grain Store – Harvest General Site Operator - Camgrain Linton
Closing Date:
30th June 2022
Salary:
£11 per hour
Location:
Linton, Cambs
Employer description Camgrain Stores Limited is the UK’s largest farmer-owned grain storage co-operative. We provide seamless supply-chain integration for our farmer-members from combine to the end user through our four strategically positioned, Advanced Proce...
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Grain Store – Harvest Laboratory Technician - Camgrain - Balsham
Closing Date:
30th June 2022
Salary:
£11 per hour
Location:
Balsham, Cambs
Employer description Camgrain Stores Limited is the UK’s largest farmer-owned grain storage co-operative. We provide seamless supply-chain integration for our farmer-members from combine to the end user through our four strategically positioned, Advanced Proce...
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Grain Store – Harvest Laboratory Technician - Camgrain Stores Ltd
Closing Date:
30th June 2022
Salary:
£11 per hour
Location:
Linton, Cambs
Employer description Camgrain Stores Limited is the UK’s largest farmer-owned grain storage co-operative. We provide seamless supply-chain integration for our farmer-members from combine to the end user through our four strategically positioned, Advanced Proce...
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