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Careers and CPD

Pursuing a career in biology is stimulating and rewarding. The Society support biologists with career advice, professional recognition and training events. 


The Society recognises professional biologists through Registers licences:

  • Registered Science Technician (RSciTech)
  • Registered Scientist (RSci)
  • Chartered Scientist (CSci)
  • Chartered Biologist (CBiol)
  • Chartered Science Teacher (CSciTeach)


There are a range of options available for secondary school pupils and university students to find out more about a career in biology. To get started take a look at our careers pages for more information on work experience, apprenticeships, universityjobs and more.


Our training programme is expanding, offering a wide range of courses for all abilities and interests both personal and professional, including persuasive scientific writing, presentation skills and drug development. Courses are offered at a substantial discount to members. See our courses and book your place now. 

For the full list of the Society's past training events, please see the webpage.


The importance of keeping up to date is particularly necessary in today's demanding society. CPD is a useful tool for achieving and demonstrating such ability and competence.

Returning to work

The Society has established a 'Returners to Biosciences' group, as well as collating a wealth of useful resources for those returning to work after career breaks.