Digital Careers Fair brings together Talent and Industry

Published on 17/12/2020
Digital Careers Fair brings together Talent and Industry Inspiring and supporting the next generation of students into the life science sector is an incredibly important part of the work that Bionow focuses upon with our University Sponsors and Members and with the world turning digital this year we were keen to ensure that students still had access to companies to consider their career path and with this came the inception of the Bionow Digital Life Science Careers Fair.

The 2020 Bionow Digital Life Sciences Careers Fair took place on the 18th – 20th November and was the latest in a long line of innovative initiatives by Bionow to continue to bring the sector together and working with our Universities we were delighted to be able to attract more than 900 students to the event.

The free to attend event was designed to help inform university under-graduates, graduates and post-graduates about the vast array of career paths available in Life Sciences and with excellent opportunities available across the Biomedical and Pharmaceutical sectors and beyond, with companies large and small, spin outs and start-ups, the question to the students was ‘which path will you take?’.
Companies from all sections of the Bionow community came together to present to students on the internships and graduate vacancies that they have available and by giving an insight into a ‘day in the life of’ they ultimately helped them to realise their career ambitions and open their eyes to opportunities that some had never considered. In addition the students were also given tips on CV writing and interview techniques and the discussions between the students and companies continued long after the event had finished.

To help students navigate the life science sector, we had presentations from companies specialising in  Pharma Manufacturing, Fully Integrated Drug Development, Analytical Sciences, Technical Services, MedTech, Drug Discovery and Drug Development and Professional Support Services and we would like to take this opportunity to thank SRG, AstraZeneca, Allergan, Elanco, Cobra Biologics, Centre for Process Innovation (CPI), Infex Therapeutics, Hart Biologicals, Catalent, QIAGEN, QV Bioelectronics, RSSL, Datatrial, LightOx, Kinomica, North East LEP, Cryoniss, Mills & Reeve, Sai Life Sciences, Professional Internships for PHd's (PIP's), Cresset, Leica Biosystems, NewChem Technologies, Arcinova, YourGene Health, Apis Assay, TEVA, Marks & Clerk, Cambrex, Pefectus Biomed, Neotherix, Team Compliance, RSM, Science Solutions Recruitment, GSK, Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies, CY Partners, Onyx Health for their engaging presentations and the time and support that they offered to the students.

The event successfully provided students with some very useful insights into the myriad of career paths the Life Sciences sector provides, and participating companies made lasting connections with young talent.  The feedback on the event has been excellent and the Bionow team look forward to hosting  the event again in March 2021.


‘Many congratulations on the Bio now Careers Fair. I attended on Wednesday and dipped in on Thursday. The sessions I attended were very informative with excellent presentations. Great dashboard also. Please thank all the team and very well done.’  Bradford University

‘Careers fair was a huge success with those who attended’ Durham University
‘Well done for a great event! By far the best of the virtual careers fairs I’ve been to!’ Perfectus Biomed

‘I wanted to thank you, and everybody involved in organising and running the Bionow Careers Fair. It was a pleasure to attend the event and I found it extremely useful to see the broad spectrum of potential careers in science and associated areas covered. It was a great opportunity to make contacts also.’  Chester University

‘Our HR Department has fed back that the response has been very positive’ Arcinova
The Bionow Digital  Careers Fair was also supported by a number of companies who provided showcases to give further information on the Life Sciences sector and what their companies offer, 

These digital exhibition packages have been designed to provide additional benefit and value to delegates, who can create a captivating video presentation and increase engagement with fellow delegates

Pre-recorded company showcases provide participants at Bionow digital events with the opportunity to present their company, promote and generate interest in specific products or services, attract potential partners and collaborations and most of all grow your network!

We are delighted to introduce the 2020 Bionow Online Careers Fair Showcase Companies:

Onyx Health
Based in Newcastle, Onyx Health are the marketing team that ‘gets’ Healthcare:

View Onyx Health Company Showcase here  Visit Onyx Health here

Bruntwood SciTech
Bruntwood SciTech connect the UK’s most ambitious cities, regions and science and technology communities through extensive opportunities for collaboration with high quality office and lab space for life science and technology companies:

View the Bruntwood SciTech Showcase here and here  Visit Bruntwood here

The Biosphere
The Biosphere, in Newcastle is a hub and community for Life Science companies providing excellent dedicated lab space for companies in the heart of one of Britain’s most exciting cities:

View the Biosphere Showcase here  Visit the Biosphere here

AstraZeneca is a global Research based pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical company headquartered in Cambridge:

View the AstraZeneca Showcase here  Visit AstraZeneca here

Sai Life Sciences
Sai Life Sciences delivers advanced Discovery, Contract Development and Manufacturing Solutions, through a broad suite of expert capabilities across the molecular lifecycle:

View the Sai Life Sciences Showcase here  Visit Sai Life Sciences here

Reading Scientific Services Ltd. is a British company providing scientific analysis, consultancy, product development and training to the global food, drink, healthcare, pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical and consumer goods sectors:

View RSSL's Showcase here   Visit RSSL here

QIAGEN is a provider of sample and assay technologies for molecular diagnostics, applied testing, academic and pharmaceutical research:

View QIAGEN's Showcase here  Visit QIAGEN here

As the leading STEM recruitment agency, we cultivate exciting careers for talented scientific, clinical research, and engineering professionals. Find your next science job now:

View SRG's Showcase here  Visit SRG here

See you in 2021:

If you missed this event, don’t worry we are doing this again in 2021, on the 17th and 18th March we hope to see you there:

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