DESPITE turbulent economic times, careers in science are holding their own. In 2019, salaries for scientists and engineers dropped in some areas of the UK. But by other measures STEM jobs seem to be blossoming, according to the 2020 STEM Market Survey, produced by SRG in association with New Scientist Jobs. Scientists report having long, fulfilling careers and nearly all science students say they intend to enter the industry themselves.
The survey, published last month, looks at the work scientists do and how they feel about it. It also gives insights into those all-important salary numbers and what employers can do to attract and retain candidates.
The survey reached nearly 3000 people working in a spectrum of roles in science, engineering and clinical settings. The overwhelming majority of these were in the UK, but a handful of other European nations were also surveyed. Half of the respondents were working as scientists in research, development and quality control, with another 14 per cent working as engineers and 11 per cent in academia. Of those in industry, the most well represented sectors were pharmaceuticals, biotech and chemicals manufacturing. More than three-quarters of respondents were currently in STEM careers with the rest being students, retirees, people on a career break or now working elsewhere.
Despite the current situation we are in with regards to COVID-19, presented by Philippa Clark, Operations Manager at SRG, this webinar will help you plan for when the time is right for hiring. It will help you understand workforce expectations and motivations and what you as a business can do to get ahead of the competition when the situation shifts.
Attending Bionow online meetings allows attendees to connect directly with one another and put questions / start conversations via the social wall associated with each event even after the event has finished. All delegates have the ability to create new contacts and perhaps link up with old acquaintances through the Bionow event networking portal before, during and after all Bionow online events!
The webinar will start at 11.30am and we aim to finish at 12.15pm. There will be an opportunity for Q&A after the presentation.