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LUMINI - Graduate Programme - AstraZeneca Södertälje

Location Södertälje, Stockholm County, Sweden Job ID R-123943 Date posted 22/11/2021

LUMINI - Graduate Programme

Location: Södertälje, Sweden

Gain skills and experience to open doors!

Are you a newly graduated engineer with a desire to explore your potential within a global biopharmaceutical organisation? Our LUMINI Graduate Programme could be the perfect start to your career. You’ll gain invaluable insight, exposure and opportunities across our diverse, dynamic, and international organisation. This will elevate your learning and development in order to prepare you for a future leadership role.

Feel trusted and empowered to take on new challenges, but with all the help and guidance you need to succeed.

About AstraZeneca

AstraZeneca is a global, science-led, patient-centred biopharmaceutical company that focuses on discovering, developing, and commercialising prescription medicines for some of the world's most serious diseases. But we're more than one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies. At AstraZeneca, we're dedicated to being a Great Place to Work, where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and fuel your entrepreneurial spirit. There's no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients and society.

About the Opportunity

In this local graduate programme, you will be working at Sweden Operations, AstraZeneca’s "production heart" in Södertälje, which is our largest manufacturing site. The production here has an influential role in development and delivery of products all over the world. This is your opportunity to work on real, life-saving projects right from the beginning, supported by some of the best colleagues the industry has to offer.

We thrive in a high-tech and LEAN-based environment where we put a high value on collaboration and creatively effective solutions. At AstraZeneca, health is our business and our contribution to society. How we operate supports sustainable ecosystems for healthcare that benefit people and our planet through science-based innovation. Our two sites are located close to urban environments as well as the waterfront and forests. Why not start the day in our gym or end the day with your colleagues in a spinning class?

Starting in September 2022, the LUMINI Graduate Programme lasts 2 years, consisting of 3 rotations in Södertälje and includes permanent employment. These rotations will provide you with insight into our world and the chance to influence the direction in which we're moving. Your rotations will be decided based on your own development plan, combined with the organisation’s strategic business needs.

Sweden Operations consists of multiple PETs (Process Execution Teams) and various support functions. Here are examples of some of the areas where you could be working:

  • Production - where we produce and package pharmaceuticals.
  • Project Management – driving investment projects as well as projects for the production of new products.
  • Operational Excellence – is where you find our LEAN specialists, responsible for the constant development and streamlining of processes and ways of working.
  • Quality – securing the quality of our pharmaceuticals and production chains.
  • Sourcing & Supply – Overarching responsibility over procurement, production planning and the flow of material in and out from our site.

You will gain an invaluable blend of on-the-job experience and coaching. You’ll enjoy guidance and advice from a huge support network, including a dedicated programme manager, as well as a mentor, if you desire. We’ll also encourage you to identify and build collaborative relationships with specialists and leaders across our organisation. Together, we’ll help accelerate your development and knowledge.

Who are we looking for?

As a LUMINI Graduate, you will waste no time by quickly becoming part of our business and will have the opportunity to influence your development and future career at AstraZeneca!

We are looking for driven talents with leadership skills who will contribute to the well-being of millions of patients worldwide. You have an agile attitude, are able to identify new perspectives with confidence and vision to critically assess and challenge existing ways of working.

Essential Requirements

  • A master’s degree (in engineering or similar) awarded in 2021, or due to be awarded in spring 2022.
  • A passion to work in pharmaceuticals and healthcare, with a real desire to make a difference to patients and our business.
  • Interest in sustainability and digitalisation.
  • Agility of thought and understanding, and the curiosity and flexibility to work anywhere within AstraZeneca.
  • Strong business acumen, leadership potential and the ability to inspire change.
  • Fluent in Swedish and English.

Are your ready to make a difference? Send in your application and together we will make it happen!

What's next?

The application period is open until the 16th of January, 2022. Your application should include your CV, as well as a personal letter describing who you are and why you are interested in becoming a LUMINI Graduate. Applications are welcomed in both Swedish and English.

An initial selection will be made based on the questionnaire and your application, where you will then be asked to participate in a video interview. Those who progress in the process will be invited to our Assessment Centre, which will take place on Friday, 11 March, 2022.

For questions about the LUMINI-Programme and the recruitment process, please contact PG Månsson:


Phone: (+46) 709154760

Together, we push the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines to patients around the world!

Applications Open: 23 November 2021

Applications Close: 16 January 2022

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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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