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Early careers at AstraZeneca

Business Administration Apprenticeship Programme

About the programme 

Business Administration apprenticeships can be found in a wide variety of functions at AstraZeneca. The role builds a highly transferable set of skills, knowledge and behaviours needed across our business. The role involves maintaining and developing administration services within a team environment. You will be supported to develop strong communication skills (both written and verbal) and how to operate as efficiently as possible for the function you are working in. You will be given opportunities to showcase your initiative and support so you can manage priorities, develop problem-solving skills and decision-making skills.

How does the programme work?

Our apprenticeship scheme offers a unique opportunity to learn and work in a multi-national company alongside industry experts. Many of our apprentices go on to enjoy full- time positions both in their apprenticeship department and other areas of the business. As well as gaining valuable work experience, you will have the opportunity to study towards a professional qualification, depending on your chosen department.

How we will support you

AstraZeneca is a huge advocate of early careers and we all want you to succeed. In return for the passion and energy you will bring to the function where you will be based, we will support your apprenticeship all the way and you will be encouraged to fulfil all of your potential. You will have access to excellent development opportunities, playing a crucial role in your team, whilst being supported to network and socialise with your peers so you can see the impact of your creativity and ideas. As you join us, you will be supported by your line manager, a mentor and a buddy from the business. Your buddy will be an existing/ex-apprentice to support your onboarding into AstraZeneca and your role.

Our flexible benefits programme allows you to select your own benefits package based on your personal preferences and circumstances. So, from lifestyle benefits to comprehensive health, pension, insurance and financial plans, you choose the package for you – and if you change your mind the following year, you can adapt it. For more information please click here.

Where you will be based

We have Business Administration apprenticeships at both our Cambridge sites and Macclesfield campus.

Essential requirements

What we're looking for:

  • Enthusiastic individuals
  • A passion to learn
  • Quick and agile thinker
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Demonstrable initiative
  • Self-motivation

Please see individual job advertisements for specific educational requirements.

Parents, Carers and Teachers

For information that may be useful to parents, carers and teachers please visit this page.

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