apprenticeships with astrazeneca

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.

AstraZeneca is here to make a difference to people’s health by creating great medicines to treat some of the most serious medical conditions facing us today. Our skills and resources are focused on those areas where we can believe we can make the most difference, and so we work primarily in cancer, cardiovascular/metabolic disease and respiratory, inflammatory and autoimmune disease.  Alongside this, we remain active in infection and neuroscience with targeted investments in opportunities and collaborations.  We have 8,300 direct employees, spent £1.3bn UK R&D in 2019 and seen sales of new medicines increase by 59%.

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.  As we are the sole provider of the UK governments childhood fly vaccination programme, which produces 20m vaccine doses every year our site in Speke is an important site, along with our campus in Macclesfield which is responsible for £6.1bn (1.1%) of total UK export of goods, 50 different medicines are produced here and exported to 130 countries. We have invested around £120m in a new advanced manufacturing facility and a further £60m is planned in packaging and warehousing.

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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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