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*Some of these job profiles feature individuals with more (or fewer) qualifications than are advertised for the role. This could be due to factors such as the individual’s previous experience and their choice of job.

GCSEs and equivalent qualifications

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Includes A-levels, T-levels, Scottish Highers, advanced and modern apprenticeships and BTECs

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Including BSc, Master's, degree and graduate level apprenticeships

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    Bionanotechnology PhD student

    Lewis is researching cutting edge ways to improve the treatment of diseases of the colon

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    Senior principal scientist

    Misbah uses computers to predict which catalysts will be best at removing harmful pollutants from road-using vehicles.

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    Senior software developer

    Aruna writes, modifies and debugs code to improve the user experience of a database which is used by scientists to make new discoveries.

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