Placements and Education Liaison

Industrial Placements

Each year we offer 7 Industrial Placements - 4 Science based placements and also 3 Business Support placements in Communications, EHS and HR. These are part of a structured programme.  The Science placement opportunities are there to support students who have chosen a life sciences degree course which includes a year-long industrial placement. Science students at Allergan Biologics gain invaluable laboratory experience assisting and working alongside trained scientists in either our Process or Analytical Sciences Laboratories.

Examples of relevant courses/disciplines include, but are not limited to: Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Cell/Molecular Biology, Bioprocess Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Microbiology, Biomedical/Biological Sciences, Forensics, Molecular Biology and Genetics.

For our 2018/2019 cohort of Science students, we will be accepting applications from early August until Friday 13 October 2017 via our partnership with Cogent. Click here to view the job description for the science based roles and details on how to apply.  

The Business Support placements are advertised again via our partnership with Cogent early in January.

We pay a competitive salary equivalent to £14.5k per annum and offer 5 weeks holiday in addition to UK Public Holidays.

Our scope of work focuses on developing innovative biologic products and biosimilars allowing us to lead the way forward in the development of biosimilar versions of complex biopharmaceutical products.

As a student at Allergan Biologics you would gain valuable experience working alongside friendly, dedicated, experienced scientists on innovative biologics.

There’s no denying that ours is a demanding environment with innovation at the core of what we do - but for the right people, working at the Liverpool site will offer the stimulation, responsibility and reward.

It means we’re looking for undergraduates who thrive on challenge and who will relish the opportunity to make a real impact on our performance and profitability.

Because we’re all working together to achieve one goal, you’ll need to bring an open-minded approach, a real desire to share your ideas with others and a firm commitment to progressing your career with us.

In short, we’re looking for people who are passionate about science and learning, and who have the vision, energy, innovation and drive to match our own.

Work Placements

We offer work placements throughout the year. We partner with Liverpool Compact Education Business Partnership for most student placements aged 14 to 16 years from the Merseyside area.

Schools who are registered with Compact will have details of how to apply for a placement with us. Details can be found on their website. We consider applications for work placements outside of the Compact scheme each year. To register your interest, please complete the work placement application form – an editable application form is also provided for your convenience.

Download Work Placement Form (PDF, 317kb)
Download Work Placement Form (Word, 455kb)

Email the completed form to Liv-workplacements@allergan.com.

Please detail the reasons for your request, experience you would like to gain and preferred dates for a one week placement and at least two options for dates.

We want to ensure that any work opportunity is maximised so we plan these placements well in advance. We are inviting applications for 2017/2018 now. Decisions will be made at the application review board meetings which are held every month. Successful applicants will be notified immediately after the review board meetings.

Education Liaison activities

Our other education liaison activities include:

For 7-11 year olds – Career Carousels, Business Simulation activities and School Science Week.
For 11-14 year olds – Employability Skills such as interview techniques.
For 14+ - Work Placements and Enterprise Days and occasional college visits.