Novartis UK is proud to support the UK’s life sciences industry and believes in the importance of developing our country’s future talent. We offer numerous opportunities for talented people at different stages of their education, with bespoke learning experiences available for undergraduate and graduate students (Bachelors, Masters, PhD) and MBAs. After an initial induction into the company, and relevant training, we place our future talent into real roles, delivering real results.
Our Future Talent Programme now operates in every UK site and division (Innovative Medicines, Sandoz and Alcon) to provide a wide range of opportunities for new talent to work and learn with us and includes:
Additionally: • Alcon runs a successful scholarship programme, now in its second year, for newly qualified optometrists at the Alcon Academy in Watchmoor Park. • Novartis International Biotechnology Leadership Camp (Biocamp) is a pioneering three-day seminar that brings the healthcare sector closer to talented students from top universities around the world – please click here to find out more.
Anthony's graduate case study
Degree: First Class Biochemistry BSc (Hons) University: University of Hertfordshire Novartis graduate scheme: Junior Scientific Advisor Current position: Key Account Manager, Innovative Medicines
What did you enjoy most about the graduate scheme? “The main attraction of the Novartis graduate scheme was the level of immediate responsibility I was given. The culture at Novartis UK is really positive. I’ve enjoyed the inclusive and supportive nature of the team which allowed me to contribute to our work from day one.”
What advice would you offer to future applicants of the Novartis UK graduate scheme? “My advice to future applicants would be to research the industry and Novartis before applying for the scheme. This is crucial not only for the application process but will allow you to really capitalise on your time with the company and begin to shape your own careers with specific roles. Applicants should be open minded and join with a willingness to learn and challenge themselves.”
For more information on graduate opportunities at Novartis UK, please visit our Graduate Placements page.
Our apprenticeships offer exciting opportunities for school and college leavers and build our talent pipeline by investing in bright, versatile people from a variety of different schools and backgrounds.