Biopharma firms need to win over students

Report says sector 'not presenting message clearly enough'

8th August, 2016
Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation Minister Mary Mitchell O'Connor, Minister for Training, Skills & Innovation John Halligan and EGFSN chairperson Una Halligan. Pic: Fennell Photography

A report on the skills needs of the biopharmaceutical industry has said companies in the sector need to communicate better with students, parents and the general public about the careers it can offer.

The report, by the Expert Group on Future Skills Needs (EGFSN), said that up to 8,400 job openings could be available in the sector by 2020.

But it said the biopharma industry needed to attract more graduates from relevant disciplines, adding that it was...

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