Health and science
Health is something we often take for granted, but couldn’t cope without.
It takes more than doctors to keep our health service running. Careers in health and sciences include dispensing medicines in a pharmacy, giving eye tests, working as a dental nurse and many more.
- Health and science includes:
- Dental technician
- Laboratory scientist
- Food technologist
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Laboratory scientist at glaxosmithkline
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I've always known that a career within the science field was for me. During my last year of A-levels, I began to look for science-based degree apprenticeships. I was successful with my application to GSK’s laboratory apprenticeship scheme and I held five offers for universities to study biological science.
Learn by ‘doing’
Taking the apprenticeship route was a no-brainer for me, as it would provide me with hands-on experience, a fully funded degree in my chosen field of Bioscience and a competitive salary. I've always learnt better with a ‘doing’ approach, so going into a laboratory and conducting experiments was a fantastic way to gain experience.
Gain a qualifaction while you work
My apprenticeship has already opened up a huge amount of career options. By the end of my apprenticeship I will have a university degree, as well as five years of industrial experience, making me very employable compared to a graduate who has taken a university route.