Pharmaceutical Technology & Development Graduate Programme - UK

AstraZeneca UK

Location: Cheshire East

Job Type: Full time


Pharmaceutical Technology & Development Graduate Programme - UK

Salary: +£31,000 with excellent benefits

Locations: Macclesfield, UK

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About AstraZeneca

At AstraZeneca, we are united by a common purpose – to push the boundaries of science. This purpose underpins everything we do; our work helps to make hearts healthier, to help people breathe easier, and to help more people survive cancer. Every day, we make a difference by delivering potentially life-changing medicines to millions of people worldwide and by leading breakthrough science that promises to transform the treatment of disease.

Our purpose is results-oriented and so is our approach. Being an agile and creative company means building a dynamic, inspiring culture where we celebrate diverse, bold thinking. We are curious, creative, and open to new ideas and ways of working, and it takes the skills of a collaborative team to really deliver on what science can do.

About the programme

Forward-looking and grounded in game-changing science and technology, our PT&D Graduate Programme is made for those eager to feed their curiosity, ready to take the initiative, and keen to make an impact.

Here, you’ll be responsible for supporting the design and development of innovative products and manufacturing processes that impact patient’s lives, every day. From concept through to delivery, you’ll bring your technical expertise and innovative thinking to help drive change. Working as a team and leveraging ground-breaking science and technology to meet patients’ needs and achieve collective success.

Starting in September 2023, the two-year programme consists of three individual eight- month placements. As well as being part of our exciting digital transformation, each placement will provide you with fantastic insights in to pharmaceutical development and the opportunity to expand your knowledge in medicine design & development, commercialisation and supply to patients.

The programme’s variety and flexibility provides you with unique exposure within chemistry, pharmacy and engineering among other scientific areas. As well as helping you broaden your pharmaceutical development knowledge, we'll help you develop ‘soft’ skills required to fulfill your career potential.

A Programme for self-starting, highly motivated collaborators with a real passion for science, this is the place to challenge yourself and build the skills, confidence and network to grow your career and change patients’ lives.

Essential requirements

Graduates in chemistry related subjects, pharmacy / pharmaceutical sciences, chemical/mechanical/device engineering, physics or related subjects who have completed their first degree or Masters in 2021/22, or are due to graduate by September 2023 with a 2:1 or higher or equivalent grading.

  • Innovators whose passion matches their scientific expertise.
  • Confidence and desire to embrace new challenges and work situations with ease.
  • Proactive problem solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Planning, organisational and time management skills.
  • Collaborative, with a partnership approach to achieving success.

Together, we push the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines to patients around the world!

So, what’s next?

Are you already imagining yourself joining our team? Good, because we’d love to hear from you! Click the link to apply, and we will be in touch once the advert closes.

Applications Open: 13 December 2022

Applications Close: 5 February 2023

After you submit your application, you will be asked to complete a assessment through SHL. If you are successful, you will then be invited to a full day assessment centre.

Where can I find out more?

You can find out more about our application process here

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AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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