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Human Resources (HR) Graduate Programme - Poland

Location Warsaw, Mazovia, Poland Job ID R-074613 Date posted 03/16/2020

At AstraZeneca, we are united by a common purpose: to push the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines. Every day, we make a difference by delivering potentially life-changing medicines to millions of people worldwide. Our purpose is ambitious and so is our approach. Becoming a more agile and creative company means building a dynamic, inspiring culture where we celebrate diverse, bold thinking, are curious, creative, and open to new ideas and ways of working.

Our people strategy is enabling us to create a great place to work and a sustainable organisation which will enable AstraZeneca to improve patients’ lives today and in the future. We are building and developing organisations, capabilities, and a strong leadership pipeline. We value diversity and aim to attract, retain and develop a talented workforce who thrive in a vibrant high performing culture, with a passion for people development.

Our Human Resources (HR) Graduate Programme is designed to identify individuals with the potential to develop the skills and experience our next generation of HR leaders need to succeed. We are looking for future leaders who are:

  • Keen to develop an understanding of how business operates, and how HR contributes to its success through the development of individual talent and organisation-wide people strategies
  • Excited by opportunities to analyze and interpret data to generate insights and actions that address business challenges and improve organisational performance
  • Motivated to explore advances in new and emerging technology, and identify the opportunities technology offers to advance HR’s impact on the business
  • Believe that actions, behaviours, values and ideas can influence others and help promote a positive, inclusive culture

How Does The Programme Work?

The programme will help you identify and build on your natural strengths, skills and passions, and support your development as an HR professional.

A key element of this three-year programme is leadership development. The first two years of the programme will include three individual, eight-month placements, each of which will provide invaluable experience and insight into how HR influences decisions, helps set strategy, and makes an impact across AstraZeneca.

You will join the programme in AstraZeneca’s Warsaw site, which employs approximately 1,800 people in a vibrant, modern and exciting international workplace, bringing together colleagues from 30 countries, and multiple generations. It’s a diverse, inclusive environment, and a great place to work.

We have a mix of R&D, Sales & Marketing, Finance, Procurement, IT and HR functions on site in Warsaw. Our 100 HR professionals are at the heart of our operation, working collaboratively with colleagues in Warsaw and across the world to deliver life-changing medicines to patients. Our Warsaw HR Team provide a range of HR services, from Strategic HR Business Partnering through to Global Reward & Analytics, Talent Research and HR Administration. It’s a supportive, developmental environment where you will gain HR and business skills, learn from experienced colleagues and mentors, and have fun!

The programme is designed to help build your professional HR skills, understanding of different cultures, develop a global mindset, and broaden your experience of our business. Although you’ll begin the programme in Warsaw, the programme includes an opportunity to live and work abroad, and to gain experience enabling you to understand the challenges and impact of an HRBP within a business unit.

Placements could be available across our HR function:

  • Talent Acquisition
  • Employer Branding
  • Talent & Development
  • People Analytics
  • Employee Relations
  • Payroll
  • HR Services
  • Reward

Throughout the programme your manager will work with you to review your progress towards achieving your placement objectives and personal development goals. You will work together to create the right opportunities to deliver the training, challenges, and development opportunities you need to succeed.

On successful completion of your placements you’ll progress into a consolidation role for your third year.

Essential Requirements

The HR Graduate Programme is open to graduates in any discipline who have completed their bachelor’s degree with a minimum of a 2:1 (or equivalent), or master’s degree in 2019, or are due to graduate by September 2020.

You should also be:

  • Passionate about working in HR and the pharmaceutical industry, with a real ambition to make a difference to patients and our business
  • Curious and open to new experiences, with the flexibility to work anywhere within HR
  • Driven to take personal responsibility for your own development
  • Open to feedback and eager to develop
  • Confident challenging existing ways of working
  • Proactive and keen to apply digital solutions to business challenges
  • Fluent in English (written & spoken)

Due to the international nature of this programme you must have a valid passport and be geographically mobile and willing to spend time living and working overseas.

Advert Opens:  16th February 2020

Advert Closes:  26th April 2020



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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