Industrial Placements

Each year, the Vertex Industrial Placement program gives students the opportunity to learn about the pharmaceutical industry through a role with challenging and interesting assignments. This is a UK-specific program providing hands-on work experience in an inclusive, fast-paced environment.

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Each year, the Vertex Industrial Placement program gives students the opportunity to learn about the pharmaceutical industry through a role with challenging and interesting assignments. This is a UK-specific program providing hands-on work experience in an inclusive, fast-paced environment.

Help shape the future of Vertex

 

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As a part of the Vertex Industrial Placement Program, you will be working closely with and learning from some of the brightest people in the industry. Students can expect to be challenged by their projects, connect with other students, and feel valued by the Vertex community. Students learn about their day-to-day tasks through their specific work assignments and interact and gain exposure to our organizational leaders and their teams through a series of professional development workshops.

Our placement program runs from September to the following August every year.


 


Join the Vertex Industrial Placement community


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What you bring:

  • Must be currently enrolled at a university and studying a qualification that allows work for a year in industry

  • An understanding and interest in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology or healthcare industries

  • An availability to join our program start date (typically September)

                  (Please check specific role requirements to see the qualification disciplines we accept)


What we offer:

  • A challenging and meaningful yearlong assignment

  • Participation in professional development workshops and networking events with Vertex employees 

  • An end-of-program capstone event that will capture your learning's and share your experience with colleagues from the broader company 

 

Application timeline and details

2023–2024 Vertex Industrial Placement:
  • September 2022: Recruitment process kick-off

  • November 2022 – March 2023: Interviews conducted

  • September 2023: Industrial placement begins

  • August 2024: Industrial placement concludes


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