Here at ProClinical we are proud to say we help nurture and develop talent for the future with a proven history of hiring and training graduates and inexperienced talent. Our internship programme which started in 2014, has had many success stories with our interns moving into fruitful roles whether this is in the pharmaceutical industry or within ProClinical.
We look for hard working people that want to earn money in proportion to their successes, who are also eager to learn new skills and enjoy talking to people! Scientific knowledge is a key part of our ability to recruit and any language skills would be an advantage, but is not always essential.
Ultimately if you are a life science student but are considering a career outside laboratory environments when you graduate then this could be a fantastic opportunity. However, life sciences experience is not essential. Individuals who are good communicators (persuasiveness is always helpful), have a drive to succeed and are keen to learn are also well suited to a role with ProClinical.
Sam Barry – St. Mary’s University
Alex Czuprynski – Sheffield Hallum Univeristy, Biomedical Sciences
“I was studying in my 2nd year of a Biomedical Sciences degree at Sheffield Hallam University when I decided to apply for a Sandwich Placement Year at ProClinical. For myself, I thought that a year in a sales environment as opposed to a laboratory position would be more sociable and challenging.
The interview process involved a quick telephone discussion with a consultant and then I was invited down to an assessment centre held at their EU HQ in Shoreditch, Central London which lasted around 4 hours. The assessment centre involved a couple of exercises and everyone seemed friendly and keen to sell the idea of a year in recruitment.
Ultimately, I was offered a position of Resource Consultant and myself and another student from a different university joined on the same day, embarking on a structured training course to teach us the basics in recruitment. I was instantly impressed with the company culture and how motivated everyone was whilst still making plenty of time for me to develop within my specific vertical which was Regulatory Affairs.
Working at ProClinical taught me a great deal about the wider pharmaceutical industry which is something I found that I lacked in my degree. Recruitment can be a very demanding role and requires a high amount of concentration and inner motivation.
It is an extremely competitive market both internally and externally so I had to work very hard to hit my targets. I found 17 people new jobs during my 12 month period and I earned commission on every placement as well as a completion bonus for the end of my year so I could go travelling before returning to university
On my last day, I was delighted to be offered a Consultant position and I return to ProClinical in 2016 to further my career.”