Discover your career with us
Want to start your career at the cutting-edge of medical innovation? To unleash creative ideas that stand out in a global market leader? And work with some of the brightest minds in the industry who will push you to be your best? All while building the personal and professional skills you need to lead our exciting, dynamic evolution? Join us and impact millions of lives, together.
Early Talent programmes
Read about and apply to our programmes using the links below.
AstraZeneca is a place where we all help and empower each other. Our supervisors are committed to providing you with all the guidance and support you need to build your skills, confidence and capabilities. Our internships are for those who want to gain an insight into a particular sector or role within our global organisation. Varying in length and aim, our internships are the perfect opportunity to set yourself up for a successful career.find out more
The Leaders in Finance Tomorrow (LIFT) is an AstraZeneca US internship program that provides the best and the brightest students with a unique opportunity to gain meaningful finance and accounting experience within our industry-leading business. As a young professional, you’ll be treated as such – given all the trust and empowerment you need to take on new challenges, but with all the help and guidance you need to succeed.find out more
Our Pharmaceutical Technology & Development Undergraduate Industrial Placement Studentship (PT&D UIPS) introduces you to the world of ground-breaking drug development, placing you in highly dedicated teams committed to delivering impactful new medicines to patients. Here, you’ll gain an insight into what it’s like to work in a big biopharma, with exposure to people who truly care about your personal career development.find out more
The Research & Development Undergraduate Industrial Placement Studentship (R&D UIPS) introduces undergrads to the world of drug discovery, embedding students within highly dedicated teams driven to create impactful new medicines. Working on projects with real patient implications, you could have the opportunity to contribute to making a meaningful, life-changing impact for millions of people around the world.find out more
Join AstraZeneca’s student workers or interns, and you’ll find a biopharmaceutical environment that’s full of unique opportunities and exciting challenges. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to pursue your areas of interest whilst equally developing a broad skillset and knowledge base to get the best out of your experience. You’ll be given meaningful projects from day one, and you’ll enjoy plenty of chances to network within your chosen business area, too.find out more
Collaborating cross-functionally with experts in a stimulating, fast-paced environment, you’ll have all the freedom, empowerment and support to add value in study design, data analytics and interpretation of our innovative portfolio of medicines. Applying your knowledge to accelerate your career and make an impact. Because here, you’re truly valued. Encouraged to speak up, ask questions, get stuck in and contribute in a meaningful way. Using your skills, passion and desire to learn, drive your development and achieve your personal and professional objectives.find out more
Designed to help you transition from academia to industry, you’ll progress through different programme rotations – gaining valuable experience and insight across various functions within Biopharmaceutical Development to really push and expand your skills and knowledge. Working and collaborating on challenging technical projects across a range of therapeutic areas, you’ll find continuous opportunities to learn, develop and make a real impact. All whilst fuelling your curiosity, building lasting relationships, and working towards your personal and professional goals.find out more
We’re passionate about what the power of Data Science and AI can do. Right now, we’re on a journey to become a data-led enterprise that disrupts the industry and sets the standard. So, if you’re an innovative thinker with a passion for Data Science and AI, there’s never been a better time to be part of our Graduate Programme. Through the challenging, developmental placements, you’ll work closely with peers, mentors and experts to develop a broad set of skills You’ll work collaboratively, embracing new ideas and different perspectives. And you’ll bring creative, critical thinking to turn data and insights into actions that help develop life-changing medicines.find out more
The pace is fast and the levels of responsibility are high, but we know you have what it takes. Here, you’ll bring your ambition, skills and knowledge to enhance our business and drive progress. Leveraging data and new technology to provide insights and predictions to address business challenges and improve our organisational performance. Working closely and collaboratively with international peers and leaders, you’ll develop a deep and broad understanding of finance and the critical role it plays in supporting business performance and outcomes across our global enterprise. Grow your skills and gain the experience needed to join our next generation of finance leaders.find out more
Connect and collaborate with peers and leaders around the world to develop personal connections and a truly global mindset. Broadening your capabilities and understanding of the transformative role of HR and the impact it has across the business. Whether in Talent Acquisition, People Analytics, Employer Branding or other HR placements, you’ll work in an inspiring, inclusive and supportive environment that truly values what you bring to the table.find out more
In addition to our Global Graduate Programmes AstraZeneca has a number of local Graduate/Management Trainee Programmes available. Search by country on our global careers website, or follow the links to explore careers on your local AstraZeneca website.
We’re looking for open-minded, forward-thinking individuals eager to drive innovative change and influence our future direction of travel. Take the initiative, own it and run with it to make a difference for patients and our business. All while strengthening your capabilities and gaining a valuable insight into our broad business. Whether you’re looking to pursue a particular passion or are still figuring it out, the diverse experiences, transitions and cultures in the Operations Global Graduate Associates Programme will help you shape your future, no matter which path you follow.find out more
Designed to help you deliver the next generation of life-changing medicines by progressing through our range of exciting placements in early and late stage drug development. Learning how Patient Safety supports clinical drug development and helps ensure the safety of our patients. You’ll grow, develop and get the opportunity to make real contributions to our projects.
Join our Patient Safety graduate programme and enjoy a high level of emphasis on your personal development and career progression, helping make a difference to our medicine, patients and society!Patient Safety Graduate Programme
Tackle new scientific challenges. Seek opportunities to learn and grow in a highly supportive team. Collaborate and build close connections with peers and experts across the business. Join our PT&D graduate programme and enjoy a high level of emphasis on your personal development and career progression. Work on a variety of projects aligned to your experience and career ambitions. Build a broad skill base that will enable you to strengthen both your managerial and technical capabilities. And accelerate your learning.find out more
Precision Medicine is at the heart of what science can do at AstraZeneca. It combines the expertise of specialists from across the organisation, unlocking new potential approaches that put patients first, setting us apart from our competitors. Through advances in diagnostic testing, we are now able to identify how unique individuals respond to treatments, and match them with medicines that deliver the best outcome for them. Since 2014, we've been ranked among the top pharmaceutical companies for precision medicine approvals - proof of our world-class practices.find out more
We’re looking for the next wave of scientists to make an impact and influence the agenda. Join our R&D programme and bring your skills, drive and curiosity to our teams and projects. Thinking innovatively and taking the initiative to help drive our drug design and development. Completing novel and cutting-edge research in state-of-the-art laboratories and developing the knowledge and confidence to become the scientist you aspire to be.find out more
Our IT team is at the forefront of discovering and driving digital health and workplace automation to ensure our teams can continue to develop life-changing medicines. As a member of our Technology Graduate Leadership Programme, you’ll join our next wave of technology leaders. Use your skills and influence to deliver technology solutions. Improve the way we operate, serve customers and enable our teams to do their best work. And enjoy being recognised for your knowledge, experience and ideas. Together, we’ll drive our technology capabilities and make meaningful impact for our business and patients.find out more
At AstraZeneca UK, we bring life-changing medicines to patients across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. As a member of the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI), all of our sales, marketing and communications activities are subject to the ABPI Code of Practice.
Being based in the heart of Pancras Square offers us the strongest possible platform to transform the lives of patients in the UK, as the country’s leading biopharmaceutical company. It will bring AstraZeneca UK closer to our customers, partners and stakeholders in the UK’s healthcare environment, as well as foster greater collaboration with the wider AstraZeneca footprint.Sales marketing and market access programme
On this rotational programme, you’ll have the ability to learn and grow across global functions, markets and our broad pipeline of products. Expanding your knowledge and developing a global mindset to take you to the next level. Collaborating with bright, diverse minds across the business. There’s never been a better time to be part of our journey – at the cutting edge of innovation, impacting millions of people around the world. Explore our transformational opportunities and accelerate your development.find out more
AstraZeneca's Graduate Programmes are open to Masters level applicants. Applicants with an MBA should consider our Commercial Leadership Development Programme.
Search "AstraZeneca" on www.findaphd.com to explore any PhD studentships we are currently offering in partnership with our academic collaborators.find out more
Our Postdoc Programme is for self-motivated individuals looking to take on interesting, high-impact projects in a collaborative, challenging and reputable environment. As a respected specialist, you’ll have the freedom and autonomy to contribute known skills, and the support to rapidly learn new approaches to follow the science, innovate and make an impact. Leveraging scientific development to springboard your career whilst making a meaningful difference to patients, science, and our business. Collaborating and sharing knowledge cross functionally, together with independently leading projects in your field of interest.find out more
The R&D Postdoctoral Challenge invites final year MD and/or PhD students and Postdoctoral researchers to propose innovative ideas to transform the treatment of some of the world's most complex diseases. This exciting opportunity offers a fully funded postdoctoral position, where you will join our vibrant scientific community to conduct pioneering research within one of AstraZeneca's core disease areas or expert functions. You will have access to the expertise, compounds, novel tools and technologies, and mentoring support you need to turn your ideas into reality.find out more
Why choose AstraZeneca?
Why choose AstraZeneca?
Starting your career with us means following the science, boldly disrupting norms and supporting one another in shaping the future. Collaborate with leaders and teams across a wide range of disciplines and explore your passions. Discover your career purpose with us. And build strong bonds that will last a lifetime.
We discover, design, develop and deliver life-changing medicines. Our teams deliver innovations across all areas of our business – from diabetes care to genetics. With career paths spanning the medical lifecycle, you could be joining us in areas like Clinical Development, Data Science and AI, Finance, Manufacturing or Supply. Explore our opportunities and kickstart the career that could take you from emerging professional to renowned subject matter expert.
Our Early Talent Awards
People are our top priority – our patients, colleagues and communities. Regardless of what programme you’re in, we bring diverse talent from all over the world together. We enable international perspectives and combine our strengths and knowledge to multiply our impact. That’s why we’ve won multiple awards as a trusted Biopharmaceuticals employer. These awards show us that we’re on the right track and they’re an incentive to work even harder on nurturing our culture and making it ever richer and more diverse.
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