Fuel | Kickstart your career in Medical Communications

Future Experts and Leaders (Fuel), our award-winning entry-level program, offers an incredibly unique opportunity for anyone starting out in the Medical Communications world to build a strong career foundation.

Associate Medical Editors are experts in ensuring all our documents and products are delivered with the utmost clarity, accuracy, style and consistency to meet client needs.

What you need: For our Associate Medical Editor role, you’ll bring amazing attention to detail and a sound knowledge of grammar and English language.

What you'll gain: In return, you'll get a thorough understanding of the role Medical Editors have in the world of Medical Communications, whilst learning the fundamental principles of medical editing to apply across a huge variety of project types.

Associate Account Executives provide invaluable support to their teams by managing finances, ensuring smooth project management and building strong relationships with clients. 

What you need: For our Associate Account Executive role, you’ll bring real drive, along with great organisation and people skills.

What you'll gain: In return, you’ll gain hands on experience in Medical Communications as part of an award-winning Client Services team, whilst building core communication skills and learning the fundamental principles of excellent project and financial management. 

Associate Medical Writers create high quality medical communication solutions, including publications, digital content, and resources for meetings. 

What you need: For our Associate Medical Writer role, you’ll need a scientific background and a minimum of a 2:1 BSc (PhDs are also welcome).

What you'll gain: Our entry-level Associate Medical Writer roles are designed to harness your curiosity, innovation and determination to learn. You'll develop a thorough understanding of the role Medical Writers have in the world of Medical Communications, whilst building the core skills you'll need for communicating complex data in a clear and concise way on a range of projects.

Associate Regulatory Writers provide concise and accurate documentation for clients and regulatory authorities to drive approval processes.

What you need: To apply for our Associate Regulatory Writer roles, you’ll need a passion for science, and you must have a life sciences degree, at a minimum (PhDs are also welcome).

What you'll gain:  As an Associate Regulatory Writer, you'll build a thorough understanding of the role of Regulatory Writers, whilst building core skills in presenting complex data accurately and succinctly for a range of document types.


How does it work?

Our framework

Fuel is grounded in our 70:20:10 talent development framework: 70% learning through experience, 20% gaining insights and skills from others, 10% engaging in structured formal training.


We understand everyone progresses at different speeds, so we allow our Associates the time and space to progress at their own pace.


Your work location is your choice. Many of our team members work remotely, while others prefer a hybrid model across our offices in the UK, Canada and North America.

Who can participate?

We encourage applicants from all walks of life. That means we’re interested in you whether you're a recent graduate, exploring a second (or third) career, or in your last year of training, whatever training that may be. What’s most important to us is your drive and passion.

What is the application process?

1. Submit your application.

2. Participate in a screening call with a member of our talent team.

3. Take a role-specific skills test.

If your application is successful, you'll move on to the next stage:

4. Discovery Day and interview: Learn more about IPG Health Medical Communications and discuss the program and role with current Fuel participants; demonstrate your teamwork skills in a group task; and, finally, tell us about your suitability for the role in an interview.

Our commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility

We all have a responsibility to build a sustainable future for our people and planet. To positively impact the mindsets and skillsets of our staff, we challenged teams to review the UN Sustainable Development Goals and organize a day out of the business to help with a sustainability cause in their local community. 

Our teams give back to their communities in a wide variety of ways, including river cleansing, aiding refugees and caring for front-line health workers.

Through these experiences, our Fuel participants developed a range of skills that will enhance their careers, from project management, problem solving, and organization, to leadership, ideas generation and creativity.