Skip to main content

Early Careers at AstraZeneca

Digital and Technology Solutions Apprenticeship

Applications for 2024 are now closed. 

About the programme

We have Digital and Technology Solutions Apprenticeships in several business areas.


We’re all about creative thinking and new ideas, whilst keeping a strong customer focus. So that we can understand every business area and how they operate. That’s how we, in IT, create maximum value. If you share our passion for technology-led science, and are driven, enthusiastic and a great team player, we want to hear from you.

UK Operations

In UK Operations we thrive in a high-tech, LEAN-based environment. Working together to add value and smart solutions that support business needs. We’re on an exciting digital journey, embracing the next phase of the digital world and becoming a Smart Factory.

As an apprentice, you’ll gain a broad understanding of our UK Operations functions. You’ll also get involved in a variety of critical Digital activities and projects for key functional areas (Production, Warehousing, Supply Chain, Quality, Data, Planning).

How does the programme work?

All our Digital and Technology Solutions Apprenticeships lead to a degree (BSc) in Digital & Technology Solutions. Each degree takes 4 years, which we’ll fund, and 20% of your time will be spent on your studies.


For the first 3 years of your Programme, you’ll experience 4 different business areas in IT through ‘Rotations’. You’ll get to pick from lots of Rotations through our online platform, to match your skills, knowledge and experience. Together we’ll discover your strengths and find the right career path for you. In your final year, you’ll apply all of your learning so far, continuing your career in our Commercial IT organisation.

Global Operations

You’ll complete several 12-month rotations in different areas of our site. Each rotation will reflect your interests, skills, knowledge and experience. This will help you choose the right career path for you.

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 Cambridge sites and Macclesfield campus.

Essential requirements

What we're looking for:

  • Enthusiastic people always willing to learn
  • A genuine passion for technology and science
  • Quick and agile thinkers
  • Self-motivated team players
  • Great 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.

Our latest Early Talent opportunities

View all of our Early Talent opportunities

Our recruitment process

Curious to find out what happens after you apply? learn more about the process you'll go through and get some hints and tips here.

Apprenticeship Application Roadmap

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Learn more about AstraZeneca’s Apprenticeship Programme.

We’ll keep you up-to-date

Sign up to be the first to receive job updates.

Interested InSearch for a category and select one from the list of suggestions. Search for a location and select one from the list of suggestions. Finally, click “Add” to create your job alert.

Glassdoor logo Rated four stars on Glassdoor

Great culture, great work assignments, supportive management. Rotation opportunity within the company. They value inclusion and diversity.