Pharmaceutical / CRO Graduate Training Academy

Clinical Professionals identifies, fully funds and trains the most talented Life Sciences University Graduates and deploys them into “first to industry” roles (CTA/CRA).

In 2014 as a service to industry, Clinical Professionals developed a Training Academy recruiting Life Science graduates into entry level industry jobs. The modular training course initially brings through entry level graduates into CTA (Clinical Trial Administrator) job roles, before progressing the candidates into CRAs (Clinical Research Associates).

The graduate training academy program offers enhanced skills training for Lead CRAs and Project Managers. This is a unique service offering from a specialist staffing provider and will begin to assist in the unmet training needs of the Life Sciences Industry.

If you are interested in finding out more about how the Clinical Professionals Graduate Academy program could work for your organisation, please get in touch to book a meeting at

Clinical Professionals Training Graduate Academy

Benefits of Participating in the Graduate Academy Program:

  1. No cost to client
  2. Training is free of charge to graduates
  3. Clinical Professionals provide full support during the 12 months
  4. Co-monitoring with industry professionals
  5. Graduates get a retention bonus after 12 months of continuous employment
  6. Option to progress onto first available CRA course

As a staffing business we have observed a continual upward trend in turnover of both CRO and Pharmaceutical core staff (CTA/CRA/PM etc). Demand for experienced staff is high, but training and development in the basic fundamentals of Clinical Research is diminishing.

The Graduate Academy scheme is based on a PAYE model contract, with a caveat so that graduates are required to reimburse training costs if they leave the company before completing 12 months of continuous employment, helping improve retention rates.

Many of the largest CROs are offering “signing on bonuses” to lure new candidates into the Life Sciences industry, however without providing the appropriate initial training and development.

Until the candidate / skill shortages are addressed this escalating turnover of inexperienced staff within pharmaceutical companies and CROs has the potential to impact the future integrity of clinical trials along with perpetuating the continual rise in drug development costs.

The Clinical Professionals Academy will address both the new entry level training investment and create an opportunity for the UK’s talented Life Science graduates to start addressing the skilled candidate shortfall in the Life Sciences sector.

Clinical Professionals Life Sciences Graduate Academy Information

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