Careers within Medicine

Event brings young students from all over the Thames Valley to Bayer.



PictureYoung students were given a taster of what it’s like to have a career in medicine after taking part in an exciting careers event at Bayer’s Reading office.


Pupils and students from across Reading and the Thames Valley came to the event to get a taster of many of the practical activities that take place in our surgeries and hospitals today.


The workshops took place within the Baylab and offices at Green Park, Reading and involved pupils and students aged 10-18 from across the Thames Valley, as well as others who applied from further afield, the furthest travelled being from Gloucester, Southampton and Kent. Also attending were parents, who found it an invaluable event for bringing themselves up to date on what is being offered. Around 140 attended in all.


The young students were able to speak to practising healthcare professionals and medical students and learned how to take blood, generate ECGs (heart tests), stitching, and even tested their coordination skills through a spot of simulated keyhole surgery. They found out how to take eye images, examine the inner ear, and measure oxygen levels - all part and parcel of the kind of things they would do if they entered the world of medicine and science.


Bayer is passionate about opening up opportunities to young people and hopes to offer similar events in the future, if you wish to be added to their mail list please email