Start a career that will help improve life for millions. Take on real responsibility in a supportive, dynamic environment that’s fuelled by innovation. Work with brilliant minds to solve important problems.

As one of only a handful of UK-based pharmaceutical companies to span the entire value chain of a medicine, we make a significant contribution to the UK’s global competitiveness in life sciences.

We have delivered 13 new medicines to patients in more than 100 countries around the world since 2013 – four alone in 2017. We have 6,500 direct employees, spent £1.4bn UK R&D in 2016 and produced 50 medicines in the UK for 130 markets.

With the build of our new HQ in Cambridge putting us at the heart of the UK’s most thriving life science ecosystem and the largest research cluster in Europe, our Macclesfield campus is responsible for £6.1bn (1.1%) of total UK export of goods. 50 different medicines are produced here and exported to 130 countries, specialising in our 3 main Therapy Areas of Oncology, Cardiovascular Renal and Metabolism, and Respiratory.

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WHY WORK WITH astrazeneca?

  • Competitive salary
  • Private healthcare
  • Pension
  • Flexible benefits package – apprentices can self-select benefits personal to their circumstances
  • Minimum 25 days holiday, plus bank holidays and the ability to buy more holidays through our benefits package
  • Early Talent network offering extensive opportunities for development, volunteering and socialising
  • Subsided gym, restaurant and shop

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AstraZeneca is a leading global biopharmaceutical company, one of only a handful of UK-based pharmaceutical companies to span the entire value chain of a medicine.

With over 6,000 employees across the UK, we offer a variety of exciting apprenticeship opportunities, including Lab Science, Quality, Manufacturing, Engineering, IT, HR, Clinical Trials and Supply Chain.

Please note, we are currently reviewing all listed recruitment opportunities due to the ongoing uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and will be updating the Time To Apply information soon.

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