Commercial, Marketing & Market Access, Graduate Programme

AstraZeneca UK

Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time


Commercial, Marketing & Market Access Graduate Programme

About AstraZeneca UK

It's time to be more. 

You'll get to do things differently with us. Nothing will stand in your way in challenging science to do more. You'll discover your determination to deliver cutting edge-technology to the world and get more medicines to more patients more quickly. Disruption is seen as a positive here - your courage and curiosity, your entrepreneurial spirit and fearless creativity will have the freedom to achieve more than you ever thought possible. 

And you'll feel unashamedly proud of the part you play in making life more bearable for patients with chronic illness and more hopeful for those fighting aggressive cancers. 

We play to win. Against cancer, diabetes, heart disease, asthma and more. You'll be blown away by the difference you can make to millions.

About the Programme

This is a 2-year programme during which you'll have the opportunity to rotate into at least threedifferent AstraZeneca UK functions (Marketing, Market Access, Business Innovation, Sales, or External Engagement). Each placement is designed to give you extraordinary insight into our business, and you could be working on:


  • Build and develop multi-format, engaging content in line with the brand plan strategy using key insights from customers

  • Work cross functionally to execute a brand plan and monitor impact of the campaign through insights

  • Build customer personas and their experience maps to develop an engagement strategy and plan

Market Access

  • Supporting with a Health Technology Appraisals to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) or Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) to help secure patient access to and funding of medicines by the NHS

  • Planning and execution of market access strategies to help drive appropriate use of approved to medicines and maximise patient benefit

  • Independent research on topics such as the impact of COVID and Brexit on patient access to medicines

  • Health economic / budget impact modelling to quantify the financial implications of introducing medicines into the NHS

Business Innovation

  • Sourcing and working with data to derive, analytics and insights that help to direct AstraZeneca UK strategies and activities

  • Supporting Digital and Innovation projects to enhance customer engagement in AstraZeneca UK

  • Supporting capability building and training to ensure launch readiness

  • Working with Business Planning to coordinate AstraZeneca UK programmes


  • Form relationships with customer base to increase prescribing of AstraZeneca brands through impactful clinical selling and influencing

  • Use detailed analysis to identify and evaluate opportunities to drive practice change

  • Work as a member of the account team to develop and implement effective account plans, achieve account objectives and important metrics through effective project management and collaboration

External Engagement

  • Work as a member of the account team to develop and implement effective account plans, achieve account objectives and important metrics through effective project management and collaboration

  • Delivery of AstraZeneca UK’s alignment with external stakeholders

  • Gathering business insights, creating relationships, developing negotiation skills, and working on sponsorship opportunities

  • Understanding and learning about compliance and process delivery

  • Project management and the opportunity to help to stage AstraZeneca UK’s presence at major medical congresses

  • Develop digital content to support brand strategic plan delivery

As a member of the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI), all of our sales, marketing and communications activities are subject to the ABPI Code of Practice, and you will start on your ABPI qualification as soon as you join us. Meanwhile our programme will provide you with the breadth of experience within the commercial business of a biopharmaceutical organisation to set you up for success in your career.

Essential Requirements

  • A degree (minimum 2.1) in a scientific (e.g. medical science) or business/economic subject area (e.g. health economics), either at an undergraduate (BSc) or postgraduate (Masters) level

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills to effectively communicate material through presentations and reports

  • Ability to work independently but also establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers

  • Basic skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

  • Eager to learn more about the pharmaceutical environment in the UK

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: Monday 11 September 2023

Applications Close: Thursday 12 October 2023

After you submit your application, you will be asked to complete an online assessment (SHL). If shortlisted, you may be invited to a video interview and finally a full day virtual assessment day, which will take place in November 2023

Should you require any reasonable adjustments or accommodations, please let us know on your application.

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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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