Baxter Healthcare UK

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3.8 /5 23 reviews
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Placement Year (10 Months+)
Medical/Health Pharmaceutical Marketing Business Management Sales
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About Baxter Healthcare

Every day, millions of patients and caregivers rely on Baxter’s leading portfolio of critical care, nutrition, renal, hospital and surgical products. For more than 85 years, we’ve been operating at the critical intersection where innovations that save and sustain lives meet the healthcare providers that make it happen. With products, technologies and therapies available in more than 100 countries, Baxter’s employees worldwide are now building upon the company’s rich heritage of medical breakthroughs to advance the next generation of transformative healthcare innovations.

We are committed to providing an engaging, rewarding work experience that reflects the passion our employees bring to our mission of saving and sustaining lives. Our company fosters a diverse and inclusive culture where our employees are encouraged to learn, grow and innovate, while making a meaningful difference for millions of people around the world. We are proud of our longstanding dedication to corporate responsibility and are committed to doing business the right way, ensuring that we champion our employees, our communities, our customers and patients and our environment in everything we do.

For more than 50 years Baxter has had a presence and long standing commitment in the UK. We are one of the largest suppliers to the NHS with over 7,500 products and services. We work closely with healthcare organisations to empower patients to self-care and manage their care closer to home.

Undergraduates at Baxter

Our Undergraduate Programme allows students who have completed their second year to gain hands-on experience and development in Marketing, within a specific area of the business. Roles are available in four areas of the business: Advanced Surgery, Clinical Nutrition, Renal Care, and Medication Delivery & Pharmaceuticals. Through our 12-month programme, students gain practical work experience which relates to their studies and career goals. This programme allows the opportunity not only to assume responsibility and to make valuable contributions, but also to learn from, work and network with Baxter professionals from a variety of areas across the organisation.

Career Development at Baxter

At Baxter, we invest in the growth and development of our employees and offer comprehensive programmes that develop leaders driving patient-centred innovation. Our approach to career growth is based on the company’s development philosophy, which emphasises that professional evolution occurs through a combination of work experiences, relationships and training, and is a shared responsibility between employees and their managers.

Inclusion & Diversity at Baxter

Baxter believes a diverse and inclusive workplace can drive innovation, create trusted partnerships and contribute to the success and sustainability of the business. This thinking forms the foundation of Baxter's global inclusion strategy, a commitment to recruit and retain a diverse workforce, and be inclusive in our interactions with all our stakeholders.

Baxter is proud to host many Business Resource Groups (BRGs) across the organisation, which support our Top Quartile Goal to advance Inclusion & Diversity in the workplace.

Our BRGs are employee-run affinity groups that support the recruitment, retention, engagement and development of diverse employees across Baxter, and provide a forum for employees to enhance personal growth and multicultural understanding.

In the UK, we have and Inclusion & Diversity Council which oversees all I&D initiatives happening across the organisation. Additionally, we have two BRGs: The Baxter Women Leaders (BWL) and The Early Career Professionals (ECP) groups. The former is dedicated to projects around the support of women in the workplace and advancement of women into leadership role, and the latter lead projects around developing young careers professionals and making Baxter an attractive place for them to advance their careers.

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Baxter Healthcare UK is 3rd in Science & Research Top 65 Medium-sized Undergraduate Schemes 2020 - 2021

Baxter Healthcare UK Latest Reviews

  • Marketing Executive

    Main tasks included editing sales/marketing material before uploading it to our approval and certification system we use for ensuring materials are of good quality and are compliant with healthcare regulations. Other tasks included submitting sample requests for the sales team, dealing with agencies who were producing materials for us, and managing the media available on the software which the sales team use when interacting with customers. As time went by and I became comfortable in my role, I was given many extra responsibilities outside of the job description - including project managing a product launch and the digital marketing campaign around this....






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    The week I spent here was very enjoyable, giving me a good insight into each aspect of the company and how the different teams work together. All the staff were extremely welcoming and were more than willing to take time to explain what they were doing and their roles within the team as well as answering any questions I had. I was involved within a small but friendly team which made the experience engaging, interesting and highly rewarding....


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  • Marketing Executive

    I enjoyed my placement year a lot and I'm extremely thankful I did it. It has been by far the most productive and developed year of my life. The enjoyment was furthered through the people I worked with day-to-day in my team. I formed really good relationships with a lot of different colleagues, so it made coming to work every day much easier, knowing that I would be sat with people who I could be myself around and have a good laugh with...whilst being productive of course. I'll be honest, before I began the role I wasn't too aware of my exact responsibilities or what healthcare marketing was all about. But it turned out to be such a unique experience and I don't regret anything. I wanted to explore a different industry to find out what my job interests truly were and working at Baxter fulfilled this . The only thing I'd change would be the location. I lived in a house share in Reading and there isn't much promotion of living with other student placements as you don't know them beforehand. Therefore, social life was quite dim as I didn't know many people in the area....


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Marketing Executive

Placement Year (10 Months+)

BA (Hons) Marketing

I was not entirely sure what to expect when joining Baxter! What I found was an organisation that passionately cared about their mission statement to Save and Sustain Lives and prioritised the development of their employees.

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[2020] RateMyPlacement Top 65 [2017] RateMyPlacement Top 50