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Business Administrator Apprenticeship

Location Macclesfield, England, United Kingdom Job ID R-069911 Date posted 01/03/2020

At AstraZeneca we push the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines

At AstraZeneca we believe in the potential of our people and you’ll develop beyond what you thought possible. We make the most of your skills and passion by actively supporting you to see what you can achieve. We need great people who share our passion for science and have the drive and determination to meet the unmet needs of patients around the world. If you’re curious about what science can do, then you’re our kind of person.

Our scientific research and development is afforded the utmost respect, so we give our people the same. We do everything we can to make sure each AstraZeneca person has everything they need to stretch themselves and see what they can achieve.

Where you start your journey with us doesn't determine the course of your career. So many of our people develop themselves beyond their wildest imaginations, both in terms of their roles and the countries they've worked in. We don't limit their capabilities by what's possible from them now but by what's possible from them in the future.

AstraZeneca’s apprenticeship scheme offers you a unique opportunity to learn within a multi-national company gaining useable skills whilst working closely alongside industry experts and professionals. The workplace experience acquired during your apprenticeship will ensure you develop the skills to provide good prospects for full time positions within AstraZeneca and in other companies!

In addition to the valuable working experience and practical on the job training, you'll have the opportunity to study towards professional qualifications, in this case, level 3 business and administration, whilst earning a competitive salary!

The apprenticeship programme commences annually in September at the Macclesfield site, and we are offering an apprenticeship in the Training team within UK Operations. The Training team are responsible for managing and maintaining the Learning Management System. The team support, a wide variety of large, complex and novel projects and programmes within UK Operations. The Business Administrator apprentice will provide administrative support to the Team Function/team members and across a variety of key supporting processes.

You will:

  • receive an Apprenticeship Training Plan that describes the training they need to meet the standard. It may include a mixture of external and internal training that will ensure you are fully proficient by the end of the programme. It will show when each area of the standard must be acquired and assessed, and which areas may require off the job study/activities.
  • gain transferable core skills and knowledge. In addition, you’ll gain skills specific to the working practices of their place of employment. The requirements of the Apprenticeship are designed to offer stretch and progression.

Accountabilities:

  • Provide efficient and effective professional administrative support to the UK Ops Training Function and key activities
  • Ensure UK Operations Training Team documentation is maintained at an appropriate level with adherence to AstraZeneca best practices and compliance policies
  • Organise and maintain supporting electronic management systems used by the Training Team
  • Provide expertise in the use of Training administrative tools, standards and systems utilized by UK Operations.
  • Compiles and analyses basic information to enable the Training Team to support UK Operations Training Compliance

Training and Development:

AstraZeneca will sponsor you through your level 3 business and administration course;https://findapprenticeshiptraining.apprenticeships.education.gov.uk/Apprenticeship/Standard/196?keyword=&UkPrn=10004144 at Macclesfield College.

The apprenticeship combines working, earning a full-time salary, with fully funded part-time learning (on average 1 day/week). This will give you the opportunity to gain a qualification, with the advantage of gaining relevant work-life skills and the excitement of helping to develop new medicines whilst taking your first steps towards a rewarding career in clinical operations.

If you feel you fulfil our brief of being driven, determined and hard-working, we will reward you with ‘on the job’ technical skills and training whilst directly funding and supporting you through your apprenticeship. We will enable you to make the most of your abilities and your passion to help patients whilst fulfilling your personal career aspirations.

Essential skills/capabilities required:

We would be looking for the following attributes from our successful applicants:

  • Good communication skills
  • Good team working skills
  • High organisation skills and confidence to work independently
  • Logical thinking to be able to apply processes
  • The ability to apply a rational approach to problem solving; making judgments based on sound reasoning, approaching problems in a logical manner
  • Concerns for standards
  • High numeracy and literacy skills
  • Computer literacy
  • The ability to learn
  • Self-motivation
  • Initiative
  • Ability to handle a high workload and conflicting priorities effectively

Entry Requirements:

  • 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) grades 9 to 4 including Maths and English

AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorisation and employment eligibility verification requirements.

To apply for this position, please click the apply link below.

Opening date of advert:  3rd January 2020

Closing date of advert:   19th March 2020

Successful candidates will be asked to attend an Assessment day during week commencing 27th April 2020 in Macclesfield

This is a 2-year fixed term contract opportunity based at Macclesfield and offering a highly competitive salary. 



AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorisation and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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