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Health & Life Sciences

Within the Gatwick Diamond there are some very interesting and award winning health and life science businesses.  Some of their jobs will of course be about science, but you don’t always have to be a scientist to work for them; they need assembly engineers,  receptionists and human resources too.

health noun

  1. The state of being free from illness or injury: he was restored to health.

life noun

  1. The condition that distinguishes animals and plants from inorganic matter, including the capacity for growth, reproduction, functional activity, and continual change preceding death.

science noun

  1. The intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behaviour of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment.

Pharmaceuticals, medical technologies, diagnostics and medical biotechnologies are amongst the UK’s most important strategic sectors. The University of Sussex is investing heavily in a new Bio-Innovation Facility, the Brighton & Sussex Universities Medical Hospital has a range of specialist services, including in neurosciences, paediatrics, cardiac, cancer, renal, infectious diseases and HIV medicine and there are a number of world-leading businesses locally, particularly in the Gatwick Diamond and Coastal West Sussex.

If you have an interest in STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths), then this sector could be the one for you!

Here are some examples of entry level jobs in this sector:

If you’re continuing into further or higher education, please click here or even here to see many other options available to you.

You can also watch other employers in this sector talking about employability skills with the Pathway team in Coastal West Sussex.

Remember. . . you can always get a job in Sales, Marketing, IT, Human Resources and Finance in any sector.  

In fact, the Nestle Academy Fast Start programme combines study for a BA (Hons) degree in Professional Business Practice with work-based learning in different departments.