Discover – What can I do with my degree?
As a biology graduate you have a variety of careers available to you, including nature conservation, microbiology, genetic counsellor, researcher and medical representative. As there are lots of options, it can be difficult deciding, so this guide and the careers team can help. Remember, you can also explore careers that don’t directly relate to your degree. Did you know that over 80% of graduate employers will recruit from any degree discipline?
Develop – Developing skills and experience
If you already have some career ideas, the next step will be to develop your skills and gain some experience to build your confidence and increase your knowledge. You may want to consider volunteering, part-time work or undertaking a placement, which will look fantastic on your CV and increase your chances of gaining graduate employment after completing your degree. It’s also a great way to try out career paths to see what you enjoy and if it’s a good fit for you.
Compete – Getting ready to apply for work or postgraduate study
When you know what you want to do and you’re ready to apply, we have all the tools, tips and advice right here. You can also use this information to help you if you’re at a earlier stage of your career thinking and are applying for part-time work or work placements.
BiologyThe Royal Society of Biology NHS Careers Scientist Training Programme Microbiology Society Jobs in Science New Scientist
Biomedical scienceInstitute of Biomedical Science Careers in the Pharmaceutical Industry Graduate entry Medicine Physician Associate careers
Ecology and plant scienceCIEEM British Ecological Society ENDS report Defra
Graduate jobs and schemesNHS Graduate Management Training Scheme Jobs.ac.uk Bright Network
Complete this short online learning pathway to find out where to search online and get faster and more relevant job search results. Then search and apply for all opportunities on our vacancy portal or placements on InPlace.Online learning pathway – Job Searching Find opportunities on our vacancy portal Search and apply for FAS placements on InPlace
Your go-to guide, including examples and templates to get you started.CV and application advice Online learning pathway – Making applications Review your CV online using CareerSet
Get ahead of the competition by reading our top tips or follow our online self-led learning pathway.Interview advice Online learning pathway – interviews and assessments
Practice using our online tools or book a mock interview with a Careers Adviser.Practice online tests at Graduates First Practice interviews at Shortlist Me Book a mock interview
How to decide if postgraduate study is right for you, what you should consider and how to apply.Our top tips and advice Online learning pathway – Postgraduate study
Take a look at the latest part-time jobs, placements, volunteering opportunities and graduate vacancies that may be of interest to Biology students. Select any of the following opportunities to find out more and apply, or search for other opportunities on our vacancy portal.