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Product Development Chartered Manager Apprentice

This apprenticeship programme will not be available for 2024

About the programme

Our New Modalities and Parenteral Development (NMPD) teams design, develop and launch new medicinal products. It’s a multidisciplinary area, designing the formulations, manufacturing processes and quality control requirements to meet both manufacturing and patient needs.

Our formulators, process engineers, material scientists and biopharmaceutics scientists, work closely with colleagues in analytical teams and across the business, delivering exciting new medicines that support patients across the world.

You’ll be an important part of that collaborative group, working with scientists and engineers across two departments, supporting one of our critical lab and manufacturing facility’s day-to-day operations.

How does the programme work?

During this 4-year apprenticeship, you’ll have a unique opportunity to learn and work in a global company alongside science’s brightest minds and our industry’s boldest disruptors.

You’ll be studying for a BA (Hons) Chartered Manager. We’ll fund your degree, and 20% of your time will be spent on your studies.

There are also plenty of opportunities for future growth and experience beyond your degree. Many of our apprentices go on to enjoy full time positions both in their apprenticeship department and other business areas.

How we will support you

We’re huge advocates of early careers, and we all want you to succeed. Bring us the passion and energy and we’ll support you all the way, encouraging you to fulfil all your potential. You’ll get excellent development opportunities and play a crucial role in your team. We’ll also help and encourage you to network and socialise with your peers so you can see the impact of your creativity and ideas.

From day 1, your line manager, a mentor and a buddy from the business will be there to support you. As an existing or ex-apprentice, your buddy will really help you to immerse yourself in the company and your new role.

You’ll also select your own benefits package with our flexible benefits programme. From lifestyle benefits to comprehensive health, pension, insurance and financial plans, you choose the right 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

We have roles available at our Macclesfield Campus.

Essential requirements

What we're looking for:

  • Enthusiastic learners with a genuine curiosity about facilities management, operational strategy, project management and business finance
  • People with strong numeracy and literacy skills
  • Team players who can also work independently
  • Skilled organisers with excellent attention to detail
  • Multi-taskers who know how to prioritise
  • Great verbal and written communicators with strong interpersonal skills
  • Proactive problem solvers

Please see individual job advertisements for specific educational requirements.

Parents, Carers and Teachers

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Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

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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