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Early careers at AstraZeneca

Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Practitioner Apprenticeship

Applications for 2024 are now closed.

About the programme

Our Global Sustainability function develops and implements our sustainability strategy. We take sustainability seriously, with a team of approximately 250 people based all over the world, including in the USA, UK, Sweden, Poland and China. The strategy covers three areas - Ethics and Transparency, Access to Healthcare and Environmental Protection.

As an apprentice, you’ll be involved in live projects and learning opportunities that have real impact. You’ll get to work with leaders across different functions and business areas, across all our sustainability strategy areas. And you’ll also be part of our journey to provide life changing medicine to patients all over the world and transform lives for the better.

How does the programme work?

On this 39-month apprenticeship, you’ll have a unique opportunity to learn and work in a global company alongside science’s brightest minds and industry experts.

You’ll be studying for a Level 4 - Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Practitioner qualification. We’ll fund your course, and 20% of your time will be spent on your studies.

There are plenty of opportunities for future growth and experience beyond your apprenticeship. Many of our apprentices go on to enjoy full time positions both in their apprenticeship department and other business areas.

How we will support you

We’re huge advocates of early careers, and we all want you to succeed. Bring us the passion and energy and we’ll support you all the way, encouraging you to fulfil all your potential. You’ll get excellent development opportunities and play a crucial role in your team. We’ll also help and encourage you to network and socialise with your peers so you can see the impact of your creativity and ideas.

From day 1, your line manager, a mentor and a buddy from the business will be there to support you. As an existing or ex-apprentice your buddy will really help you to immerse yourself in the company and your new role.

You’ll also select your own benefits package with our flexible benefits programme. From lifestyle benefits to comprehensive health, pension, insurance and financial plans, you choose the right 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 roles available at our Macclesfield Campus.

Essential requirements

What we're looking for:

  • Enthusiastic people with a passion to learn
  • Self-motivated team players
  • Quick and agile thinkers
  • Good organisers who can use their initiative

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.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

Our mission is focused on creating an inclusive and equitable environment, where people feel they belong.
To find out more about our inclusion and diversity policy, click here.

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Our recruitment process

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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