By: Claire Wilson. Last Updated: April 2022

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If you’re trying to make a career change into pharma or medical device manufacturing, it can be difficult to really picture what it might involve.

Strict rules and regulations mean that you’re unlikely to be able to visit or tour a facility.

So to help you understand what this all really looks like, we’ve brought together a collection of videos and interviews from manufacturing sites across the UK.

(There’s also a separate article that shows plants across Ireland if you want even more!)

BTW, if you are interested in a career in pharmaceutical manufacturing, check out our University Certificate in Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Product Manufacturing

Arcinova (Northumberland)

Catalent (Swindon)

Lonza (Slough)

Owen Mumford (Oxfordshire)


This one’s a little different.

This article is an interview with Sean Mills, Production Supervisor at Randox.

In it, he talks about what his role involves, what his background was, and how he worked his way up after starting in an entry level role with the company.

Wasdell (Swindon)

Thermo Fisher (Swindon)

Thermo Fisher (Warrington)

About the Author

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Claire Wilson

Content Marketing and Career Coaching

Claire runs GetReskilled’s Advanced Career Coaching Programme – our specially devised job hunting course that helps our trainees take that final step into employment by leading them through the job hunting process. She is extremely enthusiastic about helping people reach their final goal of employment in their new career path.

Claire has a BSc (Hons) in Medical Biology from Edinburgh University and spent 7 years working in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries.