Innovation & Business Excellence (IBEX) Graduate Programme

AstraZeneca UK

Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time


Innovation & Business Excellence (IBEX) Graduate Programme

Location: Pancras Square London

Salary: Competitive plus excellent benefits

Are you interested in shaping the future of healthcare? Do you want to make a personal impact to help bring life-changing medicines to patients around the world?

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 role

Innovation & Business Excellenceis the home of centres of excellence within our UK Commercial organisation. This department provides strategic and thought leadership to drive commercial success through the following areas:

  • Data, analytics and insights

  • Digital and innovation

  • Commercial Capability transformation

  • Technology Transformation

Your placements will help you develop your technical skills and industry knowledge, and on our Graduate Programme you’ll develop the interpersonal and business skills that will set you up for success in your future career.

Throughout the programme you’ll work alongside our experts, and take advantage of our close collaborations with leading international academic institutions and organisations to deliver work with real impact.

Placements could involve…

  • Data insights, digital and innovation and technology transformation

  • Support delivery of commercial excellence

The work will be tailored to your interests and based on business need


  • A degree (minimum 2.1) in any/similar of the following disciplines: Business administration, economics, finance, management, computer science and maths

  • Candidates with a passion for data scienceis desirable

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to effectively communicate material through presentations and reports

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

  • Basic skills in Microsoft Wordand PowerPoint

  • Advanced Excel and coding preferable

  • Good understanding of the environment for pharmaceuticals in the UK, and/or eager to learn more

Why join us?

At AstraZeneca we’re dedicated to being a Great Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and unleash your entrepreneurial spirit. There’s no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients and society. An inclusive culture that champions diversity and collaboration. Always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development.

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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