Pharmaceutical companies make medicines which prevent the spread of disease, ease pain or cure illnesses. Pharmaceutical companies generally seek to discover the next groundbreaking medicine which causes it to be a highly lucrative industry.
Problem-solving skills ➕ Commercial awareness ➕ Communication and interpersonal skills ➕ Creativity ➕ Enthusiasm ➕ Numeracy skills ➕ Project management skills
To get onto a degree course in pharmacy you need three A-B grade A-levels in chemistry and biology, maths or physics along with five GCSEs (grades A-C), including English language, maths and at least one science.
Science or engineering qualifications are generally required but companies also recruit people without a science background into a range of roles in sales and marketing, IT, human resources, training, finance and many administrative areas.