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Clinical Professionals kicks off the New Year with another successful instalment of the Training Academy

Our first Graduate Academy of 2018 has just taken place, with another 4 planned this year.

After a rigorous screening process, with around 400 applicants, the best 7 life science graduates made it onto the programme. All were super keen to expand their knowledge and skills, and having successfully passed the course they are ready to secure their first role in industry.

The programme provides an in-depth insight into the clinical research industry through classroom taught sessions with our in-house industry experts, workshops such as ‘design your own trial’, online modules and homework activities over a period of 2 weeks. Attendees are assessed throughout with quizzes, a final exam and presentation. They also get help with CVs and interview skills from our dedicated graduate recruitment experts.

Course topics include:

  • clinical trials history,
  • drug discovery and development,
  • ICH GCP,
  • trial terminology,
  • trial design,
  • ethics and morals,
  • fraud and misconduct,
  • regulatory overview,
  • informed consent,
  • monitoring,
  • protocols,
  • investigator brochures,
  • investigational product,
  • medical devices,
  • patient safety and pharmacovigilance,
  • data management and statistics,
  • insourced vs outsourced,
  • patient recruitment and retention,
  • essential documents and trial master file,
  • audits and inspections,
  • interview preparation
  • business etiquette

We’re delighted that a number of clients are now on their 6th graduate hire, proving the real value, they add and how cost-effective they are in a real skills short market.  With our new advanced course ‘Clinical Trials Redesigned’ piloting in February 2018, we hope to start seeing some of these faces on this course in about 12 months’ time!

If you are interested the CP academies and would like to apply, please visit our website: for more information.

Or alternatively you can contact a member on the academy team on 0118 959 4990 or email

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