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Lifelong Learning

Helping you to continuously learn, grow and evolve throughout your career with us and empowering you to embrace the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

We’re committed to fostering a culture of lifelong learning, where our people are proactive about their personal development and learn every day. This means you have the chance to constantly grow your abilities, skills and knowledge. We know just how important it is to be able to adapt, innovate and respond to new and unprecedented challenges in today’s fast-changing world. That’s how we continue to deliver life-changing medicines to patients.

We want you to be energised and inspired by your learning experiences here and we know that everyone learns in different ways. That’s why we take a modern, empowering and purposeful approach to lifelong learning, through our innovative and accessible experiences.

Check out the video below to hear some of our colleagues share their learning journeys at AstraZeneca.

Unlocking your potential

Across job roles, from early in career to leadership, our portfolio of resources and bespoke learning experiences are designed to support you throughout your career at AstraZeneca. Our people can learn in a multitude of ways, whether that’s on the job or using our selection of learning resources and interactive learning experiences. It’s all about helping you take ownership of your personal development to learn, grow and perform at your best from the get-go.

For us, it’s about tapping into our natural curiosity to embrace a ‘learning mindset’ – thinking differently about learning, spotting those moments in real-time and being proactive in applying it. Underpinning this is our forward-thinking approach to performance development. One where we focus on looking forward – not back – and how we build your strengths to develop you over the long-term through coaching and feedback. Our 3Es framework (Experience, Exposure and Education) supports you to find formal and informal learning moments every day, accelerating your development.  

With a diverse portfolio of learning programmes and resources, we offer something for everyone – from new joiners and aspiring managers to senior leaders and high performing teams.

Preparing you for the future

Our culture of lifelong learning strengthens our collective capability to learn, unlearn and relearn skills. Being ready and equipped to embrace challenges and seize the opportunities that lie ahead isn’t just important for our people and teams – it’s critical to every one of us in this fast-changing world. No matter where we work or what we do. And in the spirit of learning, we endeavour to share our tools and resources with the wide network around us to take advantage of. For example, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we launched employee and leader toolkits to help individuals and other businesses navigate the crisis, which were used by thousands in just a week after launch.

World-class technology

As part of our ambition to build a culture of lifelong learning, we set ourselves a mission to transform the learner experience. We have made significant investment in world-class technology and tools to make learning easy, accessible and tailored to your needs. But don’t just take our word for it. In our latest employee engagement survey, 83% of employees said that they have opportunity for personal development and growth (compared to the pharma norm of 74%).
Our digital learning platform, Degreed, places a personalised learning experience at your fingertips. Anywhere, anytime and on any device. It uses data, artificial intelligence and machine learning to suggest the most relevant content for you to sharpen your skills. You’ll have access to over 20,000 courses delivered by real world experts. These are kept constantly up to date and are made up of both bespoke content developed by us, for us, as well as LinkedIn Learning material. There are over 300 pre-curated learning paths, as well as thousands of bite-sized five to 60-minute videos for learning ‘in the moment’.

Curious minds, creative ideas and a thirst for knowledge are what we look for in our people. Sound like you? Join us and start your own lifelong learning journey today. Find out about our open opportunities here.

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We believe that wherever you are, whatever you're doing, there is always an opportunity to learn and develop.

– Marc Howells, Vice President, Talent and Development

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