His tips for being successful at reskilling into a new industry? It’s important to be sure about your new career path – spend some time making a decision and then fully commit to it. His tips for studying online, specifically, are extremely practical –
“Get a good computer, get a printer … the last thing is, you need to dedicate time to it.”
He soon found his own personal study style, stuck to it, and put in the hours needed to succeed.
While many may think that the learning required for such a role within the pharmaceutical industry is out-with their abilities, Adrian thinks not.
“I think that most people could put their hand to it. If they work at it…it doesn’t come easy”
As the course continued in October 2014, Adrian had learned enough to impress employers and he began interviewing with pharmaceutical companies. While they were interested in his work history, he says that of all his experiences, “the big-hitting one was this course” – employers were keen to talk about his participation in the e-BioPharmaChem course. He was soon offered his job as a Chemical Process Technician.
His working hours now are focused on manufacturing pharmaceuticals and he happily describes his job as “very interesting”. What’s even more inspiring is the way he talks about being involved in the pharmaceutical industry and the role his position plays in the production of medicines…
“You’re a part of something. You’re making something that does make a difference.”
This was something he hadn’t necessarily thought about when choosing his new career but it’s something he’s frequently aware of now as he goes about his daily job duties. That seems an extremely satisfying thought.
Adrian is currently finishing up his second year of study and is very close to a diploma-level certification. Reflecting on his experience of reskilling he states,
“I’m extremely proud. I worked hard at it, and it has paid off.”
In stark contrast to his previous occupation, he talks about his future in the pharmaceutical industry with a lot of positivity. He seems sure that reskilling was the right thing for him, and for his family.
The journey from Optician to Chemical Process Technician has certainly been a rewarding one for Adrian. If you’ve been inspired by his story and think that a career in pharma might be just what you’re looking for, give GetReskilled a call now to talk through the options.
As Adrian himself says,
“There is nothing beyond any person if they put their mind to it.”
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