STEP 1: Take our level 4 “University Certificate in Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Product Manufacturing” course to retrain for entry-level roles. Here are some of the most common job titles we see advertised on our pharma jobs board.
Process Technician – Generally works in a pharmaceutical manufacturing plant. Some companies call this role:
- Cleanroom Operator
- Chemical Process Technician
- BioProcess Technician
- Process Operator
Manufacturing Technician – Generally works in a medical device manufacturing plant. Some companies call this role
- Manufacturing Team Member
- Product Assembler
- Production Technician
- Production Operator
- Manufacturing Operator
Packaging Operators – Works in both pharmaceutical and medical device plants. Some companies call this role:
Entry-level starting salaries range from £20,0000 – £26,000 plus overtime, bonuses and allowances. (Based on UK job data).
And for those who have worked in a GMP regulated manufacturing environment e.g. pharma, med device, nutritional, beverage, food or dairy manufacturing.
And for those who have worked in maintenance in another industry sector.
Starting salaries range from £25,0000 – £36,000 plus overtime, bonuses and allowances. (Based on UK job data).