Clinical trials specialist apprenticeship

Deliver and execute phase one-to-four clinical trials in humans

The clinical trials specialist apprenticeship is found in public or private clinical research organisations, generally in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industries. In this role, you’ll form part of a multi-disciplinary team focused on the delivery and execution of phase one-to-four clinical trials in humans. You’ll initially work with significant oversight as required by external regulations, but over time you’ll gain increasing autonomy to monitor and deliver clinical trials consistently to the right quality and within budget. As a clinical trials specialist apprentice, you’ll mainly be office-based but will need to travel to sites (hospitals, pharmacology units and general practitioners) to conduct monitoring activities. On completion of this apprenticeship, you’ll achieve a degree in a biological science.


Duration: 60 months

Relevant school subjects: Science

Entry requirements for the clinical trials specialist apprenticeship: Level 3 qualifications and one A-level in one science subject, or equivalent qualifications

Achievement upon completion: Level 6 (Degree)—equivalent to a bachelor’s degree

Potential salary upon completion: £35,000 per annum

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