Skills shortage in life sciences: could this be part of the answer?

While enrolment in medical and biological science degree courses has increased over the past five years, this has not translated into an influx of quality applicants to fill biopharm and life sciences vacancies

Following recent discussions at the bioprocessUK conference and a report conducted by ABPI, BioPharma Dynamics has taken a deeper look into the current skills shortage – how it affects the biopharmaceutical industry and asking the question: are we doing enough to engage the younger generation?

The truth is that within the next 10 years we could face a significant impact on the life sciences industry, threatening pharmaceutical development and the UK’s future as the leader in life sciences. With the high proportion of employees within the field, nearing the end of their working life, there is a lack of suitable candidates ready to take their place.

Interestingly, while enrolment in medical and biological science degree courses has increased over the past five years, this has not translated into an influx of quality applicants to fill biopharm and life sciences vacancies.

Have you experienced problems with quality candidates for recruitment?

Could engagement and quality training of the younger generation be the key?

Reviewing industry research and investigating possible solutions, an article from BioPharma Dynamics highlights one possible way to combat the skills shortage.

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