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Project Management Apprenticeship Programme

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About the programme

Project Management apprenticeships are designed to provide apprentices with a broad knowledge of operational and strategic project management processes and techniques needed across our business. The roles have responsibility for project delivery, working with team members and stakeholders ensuring that the project is delivered in line with business requirements. Development in project management techniques to execute projects aligned to strategic objectives in AstraZeneca will be provided, together with support to develop management responsibilities, including project budgeting capabilities and people development. Breaking free from conventional learning, you’ll work on real projects and tasks with serious impact from day one. Encouraging you to be curious and courageous to try new things and take on challenges in an incredibly supportive and empowering team. Collaborating with peers and colleagues with diverse perspectives across our business and guided by expert managers and mentors to achieve your goals and contribute to our shared objectives.

How does the programme work?

The 3 to 4-year Project Management apprenticeship programme offers a unique opportunity to learn and work in a Global company alongside industry experts. You will work in a real project management role supporting projects which assist in launching new products to market and transformational projects to support process efficiency. As well as gaining valuable work experience, you will also study for 20% of your working week towards a professional qualification in project management.

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

Our project management apprenticeships are currently based at our Macclesfield campus.

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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