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At AstraZeneca, we recognise people are our greatest asset. Our recruitment approach ensures we continue to develop an inclusive workplace.

And throughout the recruitment process, we’ll be looking to see how you’ll add to – and thrive in - our culture and give you the space to make sure AstraZeneca is the right place for you. When you join, you are empowered to push the boundaries and unleash your entrepreneurial spirit. There’s no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients, and society.

Shortly after submitting your application, you will receive an email acknowledgment. We’ll review your application as quickly as possible; you should expect to hear back from us once the advert is closed. For Early Talent Programmes, it can take from four to eight weeks after the closing date before we can update you on the progress of your application.

Application evaluation

For each career opportunity, we evaluate your application with the most appropriate selection methods according to the skills and knowledge required for the role.

Our Talent Acquisition team will confirm all the details of the recruitment process with you. You will attend either a virtual or in-person event at one of our site locations. For some opportunities, we use an interview scheduling assistance tool to connect with and you can expect to be contacted via SMS or email.

Interviews and assessment

The objective for the interview and assessment is to gain a better understanding of each other. Our hiring team is looking forward to hearing what you want to learn more about with this exciting opportunity.

Job application tips

We know that filling out an application is an investment of your time. To increase your chances of success, consider the below points:

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  • Research AstraZeneca’s strategic objective and our core values and consider how you align.
  • If you have a professional online presence on platforms, be sure to include this in your application.
  • Research the organisation, team and people by using platforms such as LinkedIn or our website.
  • We are interested in what you’ve done, but we are even more interested in what you’ve learned from your previous experiences.

Set yourself apart from other candidates. Let your skills, personality and experience shine through.

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Before the interview

  • Learn more about AstraZeneca and the position you’ve applied for.
  • Come prepared. Have examples to share with us that demonstrate your capabilities.
  • Ask questions so you can learn more about the position, the team, and the overall company.
  • Confirm the details of your interview, including who you will meet, the format, and time.
  • If you perform better in a specific environment, or require adjustments to be successful in an interview, please let your Talent Acquisition Partner know. We would like to support you and create a comfortable environment where you can be at your best.
  • If your assessment event is in-person consider your travel arrangements to the site. If your assessment event is virtual check that your conference connection is working and you know how to navigate it.

During the interview

  • Talk about your strengths. If you have another applicable answer, don’t be afraid to mention that too!
  • Pause before answering a question to gather your thoughts. You can refer to any notes that you may have to support building your answer.
  • At any time you can ask the panel for clarification or to repeat before answering a question.

After the interview

  • Reflect on your experience. Is there something you missed sharing that you would like to highlight to the interview team? Did you have further questions about the team?
  • You can send a follow-up note of thanks including your additional reflections.
  • Take some time to consider the next steps, which may include a follow-up interview or offer negotiation.
  • Should your contact details change, please keep AstraZeneca informed via your candidate portal or the Talent Acquisition Team.

Frequently asked questions

Read our FAQs about careers at AstraZeneca.

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