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Uptake 1000

Inspiring the next generation of pharma and biotech industry leaders

“Uptake 1000 is our way of giving back to this exciting and dynamic industry that we have been proud to be a part of throughout our careers”

Stephanie Hall, Chief Executive Officer and Maxine Smith, Managing Director

By 2029, Uptake Strategies is aiming to have inspired 1,000 graduates to start careers in the pharma and biotech industry.

We are delivering this commitment through three main routes of education and support: Uptake 1000 Academy, In2Science, and our fast-track graduate programme.

Pharma & Biotech Academy

In 2019, as part of our commitment to the next generation, we launched our first annual ‘Uptake 1000 Academy’ for recent graduates, undergraduates, and post-graduate students interested in a career in the pharmaceutical or biotech industry.

This mini-internship programme is led by industry leaders and recruiters from global pharmaceutical companies and our own expert healthcare consultancy team, providing a great opportunity for students to strengthen their pharmaceutical industry knowledge and build valuable skills for a successful future career.

Email for information about the 2023 Uptake 1000 Academy intake.


We are also proud to partner with In2ScienceUK, which empowers young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to achieve their potential through life changing opportunities that give them insights into STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) careers and research, whilst boosting their skills and confidence.

Fast-Track Graduate Programme

For those aspiring to take their careers to the next level

As a high growth, award-winning global healthcare consultancy, we also have an established graduate programme, having recruited, and retained many highly talented graduates since October 2017. The fast-track graduate scheme offers a varied and stimulating programme of development, training, and coaching.

Our graduates learn about the structure and skills required to be successful in the pharmaceutical industry across therapy areas such as oncology, specialty care, rare diseases, and vaccines.

We also sponsor our graduates with qualifications in marketing, finance, line management, project management, and general business skills so that they can choose to pursue a career path that suits their competencies and interests.

Why join the Uptake Strategies Graduate programme?

You will build the foundations for a successful career in commercial healthcare.

You will work directly on exciting client projects with the world’s largest pharmaceutical and biotech companies across a range of therapy areas and leading brands.

You will gain international experience will have the opportunity to use these skills in client work through virtual working and, where appropriate, and possible, international travel.

You will have access to fantastic professional development resources, to provide an accelerated development pathway.

How to apply for our graduate programme?

Email for information about our next graduate intake.

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