- Deliver brand strategy, project management, marketing strategy. - Collaborate with colleagues from a range of business units to understand revenue forecasts and patient outcomes. - Research and comprehend clinical trials and the UK market for a specific cancer type. - Create pieces for external promotion to healthcare professionals. - Become familiar with microsoft programmes and help others to do so
- creating spreadsheets - insight into the pharma industry and its workings - developed my people skills, I've networked so much and have learnt how to speak appropriately - learnt the approval process
Yes - once I was taught how to use certain programmes or develop pieces, I was trusted to go through the process myself. I was free to ask questions and make mistakes. I was also trusted with contributing to conversations between senior leaders quite early on as my insight was appreciated.
I gained a close relationship with my manager who assured me early on that my purpose in the company was to learn so no question was silly (and I asked a lot of questions). I was given a 'buddy' for the first couple months who would check in every week to see how I was doing more personally.
Even though I worked mostly from home, the company made sure to schedule fun events that you can get involved with. Everyone is so nice and appreciates/recognises the work you do. There are opportunities to get involved in diversity initiatives and volunteering, which is actually encouraged. I attended an in-person event so got to meet my colleagues which was so much fun
I've loved it. Towards the end (due to less restrictions) I've been able to attend in-person events and be with my colleagues more casually which was a highlight of my placement. Company culture and benefits made me excited for a future of work which I was previously dubious about.
You will learn so much about business, even if you are not in a business part of the company. That being said, there is no pressure to come fully knowledgeable to your placement, just try to absorb as much information from your colleagues as possible. The applications are highly important to hiring managers - take it seriously and read the job description!
Placement Year (10 Months+)