As part of British Science Week 2020, we put Teva Runcorn under the microscope to learn more about its difficult-to-make medicines and its highly skilled workforce.
British Science Week runs from 6th – 15th March – a 10-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), featuring entertaining and engaging events and activities across the UK for people of all ages.
If you’ve got a love of science and would like to work in an environment that positively embraces STEM, then take a closer look at our Runcorn site in Cheshire, where we have a large manufacturing facility as well as two teams of research and development scientists.
Specialising in difficult-to-make medicines
Teva Runcorn signed up to the STEM Ambassador programme in 2017 to support the professional development of its current, highly skilled workforce. It also helps the business reach out to communities and educational institutions to support and encourage the next generations of STEM students and employees.
Teva Runcorn specialises in difficult-to-make medicines which means the site is teeming with bright and ambitious professionals who are passionate about what they do. A recruitment drive is now underway to find highly educated STEM candidates who can be further developed and trained in-house.
A highly skilled workforce
Teva Runcorn employs around 500 colleagues, working in a variety of roles, ranging from quality assurance, manufacturing operations, research and development, engineering, microbiology and packaging.
Claire d’Abreu-Hayling, Senior Vice President, Global Sterile R&D, said:
"What we feel makes us unique is the depth of talent within our organisation; every single person is degree educated and highly skilled in their chosen field.
With a high-quality workforce, our company can develop increasingly higher-tech products, both in terms of medicines and devices and compete in the world market in innovation, research and increased complexity."
Teva Runcorn develops a range of sterile pharmaceutical products. It is also home to two R&D centres developing sterile drug products and sterile device technology and the Sterile Training Academy – a centre of excellence within Teva for sterile manufacturing, safety and compliance training.
We're proud of our employees at Teva Runcorn and every single one of them makes a valuable contribution to fulfilling our purpose of improving health and making people feel better. But don’t just take our word for it, see what our colleagues have to say in their own words.
Date of Preparation: March 2020