I really enjoyed my Clinical Research placement. The welcoming nature of the company and range of opportunities made for a very informative and exciting year. Everyone I worked with was willing to help and support me in my learning and experiences. I was able to work across two teams within the department which provided me with a wide range of opportunities and broad knowledge of clinical trials as a result.
Loved being part of such a huge and welcoming department, especially in the heart of London where there was lots to be doing. Intern group became a little family who I don't want to leave. Also really enjoyed visiting hospital sites and interacting with clinical staff.
I really enjoyed my work placement. From the beginning we were given a lot of support to teach us our role, and we also had a cross over with the interns in the year before which was helpful for our intergration into the team. There is a lot of opportunites to do other things outside the role (many of which were unforutnantely cancelled because of COVID-19), but these would have included visiting other deparments, volunteering and doing GCP trianing in Ireland.
I enjoyed my placement fully, I was given so much responsibility from the start. I got to work with senior leaders of the organisation and expand my network across the entire UK Operations. The opportunity to develop and move from Commercial to Manufacturing for 6 months was an exceptional opportunity and accelerated my HR skills and exposure to a different industry. An absolute phenomenal experience, and I would return to MSD in a heart beat.
I've really enjoyed my placement and the work that I've been doing. My placement has given me so much insight into working in a pharmaceutical company, and the process of clinical trials. The placement has been really hands-on, and I've had the opportunity to be involved in projects outside of my job role.
I enjoyed my placement at MSD a lot because although I was lacking in knowledge when it came to the pharmaceutical industry and clinical trial, having a really good support system was essential. I was able to learn about MSD's robust process and how everyone really does work as a team to achieve their slogan which is 'Inventing for Life'. Being able to talk to senior members and listen to their experiences was also very good.
I had an amazing time at MSD!! Everyone is lovely and there is a real sense of community within the company. I really enjoyed being in the laboratory and learning new techniques. I also got the opportunity to present which at first is daunting but I knew I needed practice.
I very much enjoyed my placement. The people i worked with and my supervisor were helpful and inclusive and i found it easy to approach them. I enjoyed getting a mixture of desk based work and getting to go down and experience production. The work was varied and challenging allowing me contribute effectively to the organisation.
I have thoroughly enjoyed my placement year as I had lots of opportunity to project manage and oversee many campaigns. There has been a wide range of different skills that I have developed and acquired, giving me a high level of satisfaction and enjoyment.
I really enjoyed my placement mostly enhanced by the amazing colleagues and friends I was working with day to day. Everyone from the managers to the other interns were always incredibly supportive and friendly. I had plenty of opportunity to learn and develop throughout the placement. I am so much more confident and comfortable in the world of work, and I know this has prepared me well for what awaits beyond university.
My placement was a great opportunity to experience working on big projects within a large pharmaceutical company. I've developed knowledge of the pharma industry as well as the steps involved in large scale projects and how to manage them. I was given a lot of responsibility and had regular support throughout to ensure I got the most value out of my placement.
I have really enjoyed my placement year. I wouldn't rate it as the best job ever as I do not see myself in this particular role in the future as personally I would prefer a more lab based role. However, my placement has been a great insight into the pharmaceutical industry and has confirmed that I would love to work in this industry in the future. The only "struggle" has been my work load at times as at points I have either had no work or have felt overloaded. But my team are so understanding and approachable that if I have any issues I know I can mention it to them and it will always get resolved. This has helped make my placement a very enjoyable experience as I have a very supportive team and I am treated like every other employee rather than just the intern.
I thoroughly enjoyed my placement year at MSD, as i had been provided the oppurtunity to take on different roles and responsibilities and had gotten to work with a variety of departments, which really helped me to build my confidence and commercial awareness. This also provided me an oppurtunity to think about which direction i want to take my career towards, which was a real and postive eye opener. I had also been given responsibility of leading my own projects, which added to improving my skills overall. Undertaking a placement has been my best decision.
My year at MSD has been absolutely fantastic. I've thoroughly enjoyed working for one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies in the External Affairs department as a Policy and Communications Executive. I have gained so much experience and learnt a lot not just about the company but about myself too. It's been great!
I have definitely found my Placement year at MSD an insightful and enjoyable experience. I think the company culture is what really makes it- the people there value you and your opinion and there is so much to do alongside your everyday role. There is a good social side to the placement both with other employees and other students
It was amazing, I was welcomed like a member of the team rather than an intern (which for some reason was always what I thought it would be like) so I got off to a great start. Then the following year has just been full of amazing experiences, getting involved in big projects that I never thought I would and visiting different sites domestically and internationally. An amazing place to work, with brilliant people.
My Placement year with MSD has been extremely enjoyable as I have had the opportunity to get involved with a variety of projects which have really interested and resonated with myself. Having the opportunity to work on such a wide range of projects has meant I have been able to understand different business units and the Pharmaceutical industry. In addition, I have also really enjoyed working with different people across the company. I have had the opportunity to attend a variety of different events and training sessions. Lastly, I have also enjoyed having the opportunity to visit our other sites such as, Kings Cross and Milton Keynes.