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7 graduate jobs you'd be good at if you have a science degree

Amy O'Neill

Just graduated with a science or life science degree? We've collected seven graduate roles that you might have never considered. 

Regardless of your chosen subject, having a background in science can open up a world of opportunity for your post-graduate career. Each of the following opportunities are well-suited for analytical graduates who don't mind working with heaps of data and enjoy a bit of problem-solving. You'll see opportunities with Hanson Wade, NMPi, Kubrick Group, and more....

 

1. Conference Producer - Hanson Wade

  • Salary: Up to £30,000 OTE
  • Location: Remote
  • Deadline: ASAP

Hanson Wade are looking for a life science graduate (2:1 or above) with a high academic record and a natural passion for business research to join their team. You'll be helping to create cutting-edge events for the science community alongside the conference production team. This role also offers the opportunity to accelerate your career, travel internationally and gain a broad understanding of business issues within the science industry - perfect for science graduates who want to move into the business or event-hosting world.

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2. Graduate Sales Executive (Life Science) - Hanson Wade

  • Salary: Up to £35,000 OTE
  • Location: Remote
  • Deadline: ASAP

If producing isn't for you, then Hanson Wade are also recruiting for a Graduate Sales Executive. This role would be better suited to graduates who are more target-driven and are looking for a more commercial role. You’ll still be able to put all the knowledge that you've studied for to good use, since you'll be responsible for communicating the value of Hanson Wade conferences to their clients. However, you'll also be able to develop your own sales career as you work towards sales targets and build up your portfolio.

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3. Paid Search Account Executive - NMPi

  • Salary: Competitive
  • Location: London
  • Deadline: 16 July 2021

Science and technology often have a lot of crossover, and that's definitely the case at NMPi. They're looking for candidates with excellent numerical skills and a strong interest in the online marketing industry to join their Paid Search team. In this role, you'll be responsible for building and running paid search and pay-per-click advertising campaigns for major clients in the retail and lifestyle sectors, using data and analytical insight to refine each campaign in order to maximise its performance.

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4. Management Trainee in a FinTech - Graduate Careers

  • Salary: £22,000
  • Location: Manchester
  • Deadline: 5 July 2021

As a Graduate Management Trainee, you'll be bringing together many of the qualities you've built up as a science student. To succeed in the role, you'll need the ability to prioritise tasks and work towards deadlines, excellent presentation skills, and familiarity with common student applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. In return, you'll receive 9-12 month training across sectors such as Sales, Account Management, Marketing, Finance and Project Management, helping you to acquire even more knowledge and expand your potential with a specialised post-graduate career. 

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5. Research Executive - Graduate Careers

  • Salary: £23,000
  • Location: Manchester
  • Deadline: 30 July 2021

Graduate Careers also have a Research Executive opportunity with Blueprint Partnership that's ideal for candidates with a degree background in biological / life sciences, social sciences, marketing, or business. Your role will be to work as part of a team to manage multiple marketing research studies for clients within the pharmaceutical industry. In this role, having the ability to understand complex scientific information and adapt to each project will really set you apart.

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6. Data Engineer - Kubrick Group

  • Salary: Up to £40,000
  • Location: London
  • Deadline: ASAP

At Kubrick, they're always open to candidates from a breadth of backgrounds, all you need is to be educated to degree level with at least A level mathematics or statistics. So if you've just graduated with a science degree, chances are, you've got that covered. A role as a Data Engineer is ideal for graduates who are curious, analytical, and happy to problem-solve; you'll be taught how to work with the latest programming software, including Python, SQL, and Alteryx, to organise and interpret data and gain better insight. This should set you up for a long and fulfilling career with one of the UK's leading tech solutions firm.

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7.  Social Media Manager - Invasion Group

  • Salary: Competitive
  • Location: Manchester
  • Deadline: ASAP

This one might seem a bit out of left-field, but life as a social media manager isn't all hashtags and memes. To really be successful, you'll need an analytical mindset and the ability to build, run, and test multiple social media strategies in order to see which one works best for the brand. Having a proclivity for research also doesn't hurt, so you can see why it would be perfect for studious graduates who are looking to put their science degree to use in an unconventional way.

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