Summer 2015 we ran two pilot LABREADY training courses. Pre-placement undergraduate students attended one course prior to starting their industrial placements and scientists who had had a break from science and wishing to return to the industry attended the other course.
The 3 day course covered a number of topics including basic lab skills (solution prep, pipetting), numeracy, commercial awareness, key attitudes and skills expected in a commercial lab, self marketing and job hunting.
Post training the feedback from the undergraduates, scientists and industrial placement companies was extremely positive.
We are now looking to run more of these courses this year in collaboration with local universities for undergraduate placement students but we would also like feedback from any undergraduates/graduates/post-docs if this type of short training intervention would provide the necessary industrial experience you may lack to pursue a career in the life science industry.
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