Exciting things are happening at Teva Runcorn. Our fast-paced business, which specialises in ‘difficult-to-make’ sterile products and medicines, is preparing to introduce new, biopharmaceuticals in to the range of medicines manufactured here.
All this means increased production and a whole host of new opportunities for people with a love of STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).
STEM is fundamental to everything that happens at Teva Runcorn, which is why we signed up to the STEM Ambassador programme in 2017 to support the professional development of our workforce. We now combine working as external STEM Ambassadors with our internal professional development pathways to drive high levels of engagement and equal opportunity.
Meet our female leaders who are embracing STEM at Teva Runcorn
Gender balance is also close to our hearts here at Teva Runcorn so we’re proud to introduce you to some of our female leaders who are talking here about their careers, their work experiences and their STEM backgrounds.
Hi. My name is Claire and I’m Senior Vice President of Global Sterile Research and Development at Teva. I was always interested in medicine and the pharmaceutical industry as a young person. I suffered badly from asthma as a child and because of that was drawn into the pharmaceutical industry because I could see from the patient’s point of view just how important medicines were.
Hi I'm Deborah, I'm the Senior Training Manager at Teva Runcorn and I joined the company in 2008. Before joining Teva, I worked for another pharmaceutical firm which moved me away from my technical background into a training role, which I really enjoyed because I love seeing people develop and use new skills. Having a technical background meant that I could identify the needs of the business and match them with the needs of the individuals.
Hello, I’m Adrien and I’ve been at Teva Runcorn for four months now, although I worked at Teva in Haarlem in the Netherlands for a year and a half after graduating in Chemical Engineering in my home country of France. (Haarlem has Research and Development, Manufacturing and Sales and Marketing activities). I’m a Process Engineer in New Product Development (NPD).
Hello. My name is Daisy and I work as a Sterile Specialist in our Manufacturing Operations Department here at Teva Runcorn. I’ve only been here a couple of months – this is my first job since graduating from university – but I’m really enjoying my work and I’m excited for my future. There’s certainly going to be lots of opportunities to advance my career with Teva.
Hi, my name’s Catherine and I’m a Research and Development Lab Technician in the Sterile Devices Team. I’ve been here just three months but can already see that it’s a place where I can grow and develop, because I’m surrounded by helpful, encouraging colleagues – their support is just brilliant.
Hi. My name is Melanie, and I work as a Quality Compliance Officer in the Quality unit here at Teva Runcorn. I’ve worked here for nearly two years, having previously worked for three years in the pharmaceuticals industry in Belgium, where I am from.
Hi I'm Rebecca, I'm a Principal Mechanical Engineer, Sterile Device Technology at Teva. I was always a very hands-on and logical person and played with Lego and Meccano from a young age. I did my work experience with the Royal Air Force (RAF) when I was about 15-years-old and got to work on aircraft. It went from there.