At MSD, placement students can gain experience within teams comprising of individuals from many backgrounds and with different roles, but all working together to deliver on the same promise: finding new ways to create a healthier future.
Whatever your career path - whether it's pursuing original science in the laboratory, working directly with our customers or supporting our business in another way - MSD offers opportunities to develop and expand your career as well as make a true difference to peoples' lives.
During your time with us, you'll find rewarding opportunities and diverse experiences whilst working with a collaborative team of dedicated colleagues willing to support your placement year. MSD provides the foundation to incorporate the skills and knowledge you have learnt at university as well as developing new ones in a business environment. During your placement at MSD you will be set targets and carry out activities that will aid your development.
MSD provides a challenging and enjoyable placement programme to improve your communication, teamwork, organisation and interpersonal skills as well as developing your business awareness.
In addition you will be paid a salary of £16,500 and will be entitled to 25 days holiday and 8 days bank holiday leave. Placement students will also have access to our on-site gym facilities, canteen and will be able to take part in various social activities throughout the year, including an opportunity to meet with fellow successful applicants before your placement begins.
Opportunities are advertised online from October for placements to start the following June/July. Please click here for current vacancies available, beginning Summer 2013.
Please note that applications for the 2013 joint pharmacy pre-registration training programme run by Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and funded by MSD are now closed. Information for graduates who are interested in applying for the 2014 programme will be posted on these pages in early 2013.
Visit 'Student testimonials' to hear from students who completed a placement at MSD.
"Welcoming placement students into MSD is always a true pleasure. Whilst we hope to offer a rewarding experience we also gain as an organisation from the fresh perspectives these students bring to us."
Human Resources Director - MSD
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