The BMJ held its annual Careers Fair at the Business Design Centre in Islington last Friday 20th and Saturday 21st October 2017. Julia Day and Farzaana Khan both Consultants from CK Clinical’s medical team attended to meet with the pharmaceutical companies exhibiting as well as some new faces seeking advice about or a change in their career.
The BMJ Careers Fair offers physicians and other healthcare professionals in attendance an opportunity to attend a wide range of seminars and that can help them better understand how to transition their career from the NHS to the pharmaceutical industry. It also gave delegates the opportunity to explore a range of opportunities through the various exhibitors in attendance at the fair.
Julia and Farzaana were on hand to speak to delegates with the aim of establishing what they were looking to get out of the careers fair. For some of these delegates, it was seeking experience in new areas or looking to explore where their career might take them and how CK might be able to help them achieve these goals. We spoke to many of the physicians in attendance looking to pursue a career within the pharmaceutical industry predominantly in the areas of medical affairs, clinical development and pharmacovigilance.
In addition, we met with the BMA and ABPI (Faculty of Medicine) in relation to creating careers guides and offering support for physicians about a career within the industry. This could be helping with a CV format, interview guidance, general job help or of course a discussion of roles and options.
For trainee or experienced physicians who were unable to attend the 2018 Careers Fair this year, please do not hesitate to contact us for guidance on how to make that transition into the pharmaceutical industry or if you’re hiring how we can help support your recruitment.