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Employers love scientists!

The combination of biology-specific and general skills means that biologists are versatile and competitive in the job market. Your curious and investigative mind will be of value to employers in all industry sectors, not just in science. For example, many biology graduates will have very successful careers in commerce, industry, working for the civil service, or in the not-for-profit sector.

CV and Covering Letter  

In order to get the job that you want you need to first apply for it. This will almost certainly involve sending off a CV and perhaps even a Covering Letter.

Interview Tips

If the employer likes your Covering Letter, CV and Application Forms then you may be invited to an interview. These are useful for both you and the employer and they give you the chance to impress them with your unrivalled enthusiasm. That’s the first tip – be enthusiastic. For before, during and after interview tips visit our Application tips.


Apprenticeships are on the rise with more and more students opting for the opportunity to learn and earn at the same time.

Searching for Jobs

This can be arduous, particularly in the middle of the doom and gloom of the “economic crisis” but employers are still advertising to graduates in the biosciences.

Jobs Online

We’ve scoured the internet and have found some of the best sites for biology jobs as well as general graduate jobs for those who want to explore other options available to them.

For more information on job hunting, please see our new careers guide for biological sciences students and graduates: Next Steps: Options after a bioscience degree.

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.

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