In Brighton and Hove there are some very interesting and award winning health and life science businesses. Some of their jobs will of course be about science, but you don’t always have to be scientist to work for them, they need assembly engineers, receptionists and human resources staff too.
- the state of being free from illness or injury.
Life science noun
- an area of science (such as biology, medicine, and sometimes anthropology or sociology) that deals with living things and life processes
Pharmaceuticals, medical technologies, diagnostics and medical biotechnologies are amongst the UK’s most important strategic sectors. The University of Sussex is investing heavily in a new Bio-Innovation Facility, the Brighton & Sussex Universities Medical Hospital has a range of specialist services, including in neurosciences, paediatrics, cardiac, cancer, renal, infectious diseases and HIV medicine and there are a number of world-leading businesses further afield near Gatwick and in Coastal West Sussex.
One company that specializes in health and life sciences is Bupa. As a leading international healthcare group, Bupa serve over 22 million customers in more than 190 countries. Offering personal and company-financed health insurance and medical subscription products, run hospitals, provide workplace health services, home healthcare, health assessments and chronic disease management services. They’re also a major international provider of nursing and residential care for elderly people.
Bupa is organised into five Market Units. The Bupa Global Market Unit is the worldwide Bupa business. They provide products and services in 190 countries for globally minded people who want the most premium coverage and access to the best healthcare anytime, anywhere in the world, whether at home or when studying, living, travelling or working abroad.
Bupa Global has offices in London and Brighton (UK), Miami (USA) and Copenhagen (Denmark), as well as in France, Spain, Egypt, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Bolivia and Ecuador and is currently organised around three regional hubs: Bupa Global Business Unit, Bupa Global Latin America and Bupa Global North America.
Bupa Global connects its customers with the wider Bupa organisation through offering international health insurance through other Bupa companies, including those in Spain and Australia. They also have a global network of intermediaries and have insurance partners around the world, all of whom have an excellent reputation and provide us with local expertise and market knowledge, service capabilities and an in-country network for our global customers. They currently have 36 partners, including in China, Singapore, Jordan, Russia, Bahrain and the UAE. A local presence is important to them, so their people really understand their customer needs around the world.
Here are some examples of jobs in this sector:
- Biomedical Scientist
- Clinical Engineer
- Measurement and Control Technician
- Radiography Assistant
- Sterile Services Technician