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Business Administration Apprenticeship

Business Administration Apprenticeship Programmes

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We have two Business Administration Apprenticeship programmes to offer. One of them sits within our Global Operations function. Global Operations at AstraZeneca brings innovation from our science labs to patients, touching every part of the business. We support teams every step of the way, and help turn our most ambitious goals into reality. Global Operations provide a vital platform for our business and play a key role in the development, manufacturing, testing and delivery of our medicines to our patients.

The other sits within our Antibody Discovery and Protein Engineering function. The Antibody Discovery and Protein Engineering (ADPE) team leads the generation of biologic drug candidates and the development of new technologies with the potential to create first- or best-in-class therapeutics. It is our mission to be innovative, courageous, and collaborative in discovering life-changing medicines. We live in an era of explosive growth in science and technology. By harnessing this wealth of new knowledge and technological innovation, we can boldly embrace and conquer new challenges in drug discovery.

How do the programmes work?

The Global Operations function apprenticeship starts in September every year and is based at our Macclesfield site.

This advanced two-year apprenticeship as a Business Administrator offers the opportunity to work in a dynamic working environment within the Training Team who are responsible for managing and maintaining the Learning Management System. The team also support a wide variety of large, complex and novel projects and programmes within UK Operations.

The ADPE function apprenticeship starts in September every year and is based at our Granta Park, Cambridge site.

This advanced two-year apprenticeship as a Business Administrator offers the opportunity to work in a dynamic working environment within the Executive Assistant Team to provide broad department support to several managers. Tasks may include project management of functional activities, representing the VP in communication/ responses to different stakeholders, booking meetings, maintaining documentation, establishing systems and structures for day to day functioning of their responsibilities.

How we'll develop you: 

To fulfil your potential and create a lasting career with our assistance and support. Development opportunities include: 

  • Reporting to a supportive line manager and personal mentor 
  • Giving you the chance to network and socialise 
  • Professional and in-house training schemes and qualifications 
  • Being a part of a successful team.

Essential requirements 

  • Enthusiastic people with a passion to learn 
  • Please view individual adverts for specific entry requirements 
  • High aspirations and a desire to become part of a world-leading BioPharmaceutical company 

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