Working at Bayer
Our Graduate Programme allows you to build on your academic achievements whilst preparing for a career in one of the world’s leading Life Science companies that has a passion to turning ideas into powerful solutions to the world’s most crucial concerns.
By joining a winning and inspiring company you will be able to take advantage of the opportunities available to you and set the course for your personal and professional future.
You will gain exposure to senior leaders, develop excellent leadership and interpersonal skills. The programme will give you the opportunity to gain real breadth and experience within a function. You will be expected to take on responsibility and contribute from day one and will be given all the training and support you need to succeed.
Graduates – Our Future Leaders – What does the programme look like?
- 18 month programme
- Rotational program within function and in some cases cross functionally
- Underpinned by a Learning & Development program to advance leadership and soft skill development.
- All graduates to be assigned a mentor from within the function
- The function is responsible for ensuring the rotational program is robust and takes care of functional learning/training
- All graduates must have mobility
- Expectation for a permanent role at the end of the programme – where roles are available – although no commitment or guarantee for this.
- Excellent starting salary and benefits package
- Tailored onboarding and induction experience where you will be given all the information you need to make your first weeks at Bayer a success
Here what our graduates say about it….
Megan is a Graduate in our Consumer Health Team.
“I have loved my time at Bayer so far! The graduate scheme has given me the opportunity to experience different areas of the consumer health business and work with cross-functional teams on exciting projects! I have been trusted to take ownership of my workstreams which has allowed me to develop and grow my confidence.
The culture at Bayer is amazing, everyone is willing to help, and as a result I have been able to learn and gain advice and expertise from other members of the team, which has been invaluable!”
Sophie is a Graduate in our Pharma Division working with the Oncology team:
“My experience of the graduate programme has been fantastic! It is a cliché, but every day is different, and I am constantly learning. The company is full of positive individuals and there is a culture that encourages you to question the status quo and supports you in pursuing professional development opportunities.
Since joining in September, I have completed several marketing programs which have enabled me to identify and implement improvements to our commercial and strategic approaches. Plus, everyone in Bayer and team oncology is so passionate in what we do, and they have empowered me to take ownership of projects and make my impact.”
Grace is a Consumer Health Life Science graduate at Bayer:
“My time at Bayer has already exceeded my expectations! Every day at Bayer is different; you are always learning something new, having interesting discussions, and meeting new people. The culture at Bayer is like no other, it is a warm and friendly environment where everyone's voice is heard, from graduates to senior management.
I have worked on a wide range of projects and participated in several challenging activities. Now that I am on my second rotation, I can confidently say that this scheme has already helped me to gain a well-rounded perspective of the industry.”
Dominika is a Pharma Policy and Partnership Graduate at Bayer:
“To anyone considering applying to Bayer UK&I graduate programme, I can safely say go for it! Since joining, I have had the pleasure of working with knowledgeable and supportive individuals within patient access team in the UK, who are highly motivated by improving healthcare worldwide. As a life science graduate, I feel truly valued by my team members and can leverage my knowledge and provide unique insights when faced with day-to-day challenges on the job.
The corporate culture within Bayer is fantastic – it fosters an open, collaborative environment where you can reach out to colleagues from all around the world to build meaningful relations and gain indirect exposure to various departments within Bayer. This is invaluable when starting out in the industry and allows you to narrow down your career options and decide on the career path you want to pursue. Additionally, the support from my bosses and seniors cannot be overstated – they have arranged for 1-on-1 tutoring, and I feel that they genuinely care about my professional development.”