Yes, this is absolutely true although it does come with the major caveat that this applies to entry-level jobs. Making medicines and medical device products at this level is all about following systems, processes, and standard operating procedures (SOPs).
Jobs such as process operator, manufacturing operator, cleanroom operator, product assembler, product team member, packaging, warehousing are typical roles available to those without a science or engineering or any university qualification for that matter. You should note that there are often a wide variety of titles and names used to describe the same kind of roles.
In most cases though, you are going to need some external training in the rules and regulations that govern the manufacture of medicines such as Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) in order to get your foot in the door of these companies.
And once you start work, you can expect to be undergo detailed on the job training (6 months is not uncommon) before being left to work unsupervised on the factory floor.
More recently, we have come across some people with zero training and zero manufacturing experience getting hired directly by pharmaceutical manufacturers who’ll then put those new employees on an internal training program.
For those who have already worked in nutritional, beverage, food, or dairy manufacturing, you might well have enough experience of working in a regulated manufacturing environment to apply directly for an entry-level position in the pharmaceutical and medical device sector.
However, see the next point…