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Careers Resources

We provide careers resources for teachers and careers advisers in schools and universities through the UK. Below are some of the free downloadable resources.

Secondary school resources

Students can find out about careers support for different areas of biology in our new reference guides.

New careers teaching resources for teachers to use in lessons, including presentations to help their students in Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5 learn more about options open to them in the biosciences.

The Make a Difference with a Career in Biology posters highlight the wide range of career paths that biologists can take.

The Becoming a Biologist: Degrees and Careers in Biology booklet contains information on different types of biological degree and their alternatives, qualifications you will need to study them, skills gained from biological studies, and advice about careers you can do after graduating.

The Bioscience Careers Resource Sheet for Schools contains links to careers websites and career pathways in biology as well as information on student competitions aimed at young biologists.

An online resource of technicians careers profiles also highlights the diverse range of careers available in the biosciences.                           

Future Morph is a careers website which contains useful information for secondary school pupils. You can download the Future Morph poster.

The Russell Group has launched a new interactive website aimed at supporting pupils in finding out more about subject choice and the impact that A levels (or equivalent) could have on their degree options. Find out more on the Informed Choices website.

IntoBiology supports UK biology students aged between 17 and 21, with science news, careers guidance, and study skills support.

Undergraduate resources

The Bioscience Careers Day is an annual event for life science undergraduates which offers expert talks, CV workshops, mock interviews and science communication performances.

Next Steps: Options after a Bioscience degreeis a careers guide for biological sciences students and graduates from the Royal Society of Biology and our Member Organisations.

Spotlight on the Life Sciences is a guide to biology careers featuring a collection of articles and interviews from The Biologist magazine. It covers a broad range of bioscience fields.

The Bioscience Careers Resource Sheet for Undergraduates provides links to many different biology specific career paths, research councils, further study opportunities, graduate jobs websites and information on student membership to the Royal Society of Biology.

The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry's flyer has information about the range of resources on their careers website. They also offer a poster that can be ordered free from their website. This contains information about the variety of roles in the pharmaceutical industry.

The Biochemical Society has a careers guide booklet and career profiles which together explain what a biochemistry degree involves and details future career options and prospects. 

The Physiological Society's The Science of Life is a guide with information on physiological degrees and graduate careers options.

IntoBiology supports UK biology students aged between 17 and 21, with science news, careers guidance, and study skills support.

Teaching academics resources

The Society has developed a higher education teaching career progression framework to support academics wanting to progress on a teaching focused career route. 

Returners to work resources

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

Other careers resources

The National STEM Learning Network has a searchable database of careers resources, which brings together several existing catalogues of STEM careers materials.

Watch interviews with 50 biologists, including Sir David Attenborough Hon FRSB, Professor Dame Sally Davies, and Professor Richard Dawkins Hon FRSB, talking about their inspirations and careers on our Biology: Changing the World project website.

STEM Graduates is a recruitment agency working with scientists and listing jobs that are suitable for recent biology graduates.

Science Careers, from the peer-reviewed academic journal Science, provides tools for starting and developing your career as well as a worldwide jobs board and information on graduate programmes.