The NHS offers graduate training schemes in several disciplines: general management, finance, HR and informatics. Approx. 240 recruits per year. More information at: www.nhsgraduates.co.uk.
Downloadable pdfs on careers in medical writing available from: http://www.emwa.org/Mum/Career.pdf http://www.medcommsnetworking.co.uk/careersguide.pdf
There are several routes to train as a qualified teacher at primary, secondary & further education levels. Fir inforamtion on training routes and options go to www.tda.gov.uk
Science museum & events organisation
Science outreach in schools and community settings
In commercial settings
In academia/research institutes
NHS Biomedical Scientist, Specialisms in: haematology, cytology etc.
NHS Clinical Scientist, Clinical molecular geneticist (www.cmgs.org), Clinical Cytogeneticist (www.cytogenetics.org.uk), Clinical Biochemist (www.acb.org.uk), Haematology
Private diagnostic laboratories, e.g. DNA testing for private companies such as Orchid Cellmark)
Public health laboratories, e.g. Health Protection Agency
For more information see the handout 'Working in Science Policy'. There are numerous policy focussed organisations including: Government Office for Science: www.bis.gov.uk/go-science. Newton's Apple: a science policy think tank: www.newtons-apple.org.uk Wellcome trust Strategic Planning & Policy Unit: email@example.com Bio-Centre: www.bioethics.ac.uk Royal Society: www.royalsociety.org
Independent bodies & scientific think tanks
Speech & Language Therapy
There is a wide range of clinical support roles within the NHS across a variety of disciplines. Role descriptions can be found on the NHS Careers Website: http://www.nhscareers.nhs.uk/details/Default.aspx?Id=1871
MIND produce a factsheet on career opportunities in mental health.
Graduate Mental Health Worker
(Community) Mental Health Nurse
Improving Access to Talking Therapies (IAPT) Worker
Mental health/ neuroscience research, Clinical researcher, Neuroscientist
For information on a range of graduate careers across different sectors go to the Prospects site: www.prospects.ac.uk.
e.g risk analyst, business analyst, civil service policy maker.
e.g. logistics, management consultancy.
e.g. creativity, interpersonal skills, entrepreneurship ability, interest in a specific issue etc.
e.g. policy researcher, research assistant, market researcher.
Inside Careers produces a guide to careers in patent work: http://www.insidecareers.co.uk/patent Also see the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys: http://www.cipa.org.uk/pages/about-careers
Key website for information on careers in public health: PHORCaST - Public Health Online Resource for Careers, Skills & Training: www.phorcast.org.uk
Health Protection Officer
Health Promotion Specialist
Community Health Improvement Practitioner
Teenage Pregnancy Coordinator
Health Intelligence Analyst
Health Programme Design/Management
Monitoring & Evaluation