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Early careers at AstraZeneca

Legal Apprenticeship Programme

About the programme

The UK Marketing Company (UKMC) is responsible for the marketing of our medicines in the UK. Here you’ll also find colleagues from AstraZeneca’s corporate functions and our European and International regions’ sales and marketing teams.

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.

We support the development of our Legal professionals, both with entry level roles on structured development and learning programmes and also supporting to continue the AstraZeneca culture of lifelong learning

From progressing legal matters and transactions with commercial suppliers and healthcare organisations, to producing solutions which meet clients' needs and address their commercial or personal circumstances, you’ll deploy the full range of legal skills

How does the programme work?

This 30 month programme provides individuals with the opportunity to work in real roles, whilst studying for a relevant qualification with an approved education provider to qualify with industry recognised associations.
The delivery model is a blended learning approach. A mix of online and classroom delivery, together with an online learning environment to support ongoing learning throughout the term of the apprenticeship.

How we will support you

AstraZeneca is a huge advocate of early careers and we all want you to succeed. In return for the passion and energy you will bring to the function where you will be based, we will support your apprenticeship all the way and you will be encouraged to fulfil all of your potential. You will have access to excellent development opportunities, playing a crucial role in your team, whilst being supported to network and socialise with your peers so you can see the impact of your creativity and ideas. As you join us, you will be supported by your line manager, a mentor and a buddy from the business. Your buddy will be an existing/ex-apprentice to support your onboarding into AstraZeneca.

Our flexible benefits programme allows you to select your own benefits package based on your personal preferences and circumstances. So, from lifestyle benefits to comprehensive health, pension, insurance and financial plans, you choose the 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

The location is currently Luton. However the office will change to Pancras Square, London in early 2022.

Essential requirements

What we're looking for:

  • Enthusiastic individuals
  • A passion to learn
  • Quick and agile thinker
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Demonstrable initiative
  • Self-motivation

Please see individual job advertisements for specific educational requirements.

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