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Early careers at AstraZeneca

Packaging Compliance Officer Programme

This apprenticeship programme will not be available for 2024

About the programme

The Packaging Compliance Officer apprenticeship within the Global Supply Chain function, brings innovation from our science labs to patients, touching every part of the business. We support teams every step of the way, and help turn our most ambitious goals into reality.

You will be offered a unique opportunity to learn and work in a Global company alongside industry experts. As part of a highly diverse and international enterprise, you’ll collaborate with leaders and team members across a wide range of disciplines – allowing you to rotate through functions to pursue your passion or discover your career purpose. Building strong bonds and making connections that will last a lifetime.

As well as gaining valuable work experience, you’ll have the opportunity to work towards a professional qualification and many of our apprentices go on to enjoy full time positions on completion of their apprenticeship.

How does the programme work?

This is a 4 year programme, within the Global Supply Chain function, where the role you will be doing, will support AstraZeneca across all key therapeutic areas and supporting projects in phases of the drug development lifecycle and manufacturing.

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 and your role.

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

These roles are available at our Macclesfield Campus.

Essential requirements

What we're looking for:

  • Enthusiastic individuals
  • A passion to learn
  • Confidence to work independently
  • Logical thinking
  • The ability to apply a rational approach to problem solving
  • Demonstrable initiative
  • Self-motivation

Please see individual job advertisements for specific educational requirements.

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Our mission is focused on creating an inclusive and equitable environment, where people feel they belong.
To find out more about our inclusion and diversity policy, click here.

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Meet Lara

Packaging Professional Apprentice

“I joined AstraZeneca in September 2020 and am working on a level 6 Packing Professional Apprenticeship.”

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