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Early careers at AstraZeneca

Safety Health and Environment (SHE)

Applications for 2024 are now closed.

About the programme

We are an offering an apprenticeship to be part of the Safety Health and Environment (SHE) function at the Speke Biologics manufacturing site in Liverpool.  You will be supporting the delivery of SHE across a number of areas including manufacturing, laboratories, Supply chain and Engineering functions.

As part of the wider SHE team you will assist the aligned SHE specialists and other staff members providing support for SHE projects, SHE IT systems, Sustainability and our environmental management system.

On a daily basis the SHE Technician will assist to develop, review and check on the implementation of safe systems of work to manage risks onsite, deliver training, investigate incidents, analyse data and present findings to the management team. The SHE Technician will engage with all aspects of the organisation to support a culture that ensures everyone is able to return to their family and friends unharmed every day whilst also proactively managing our environmental impact across all activities.

This will be achieved by inspiring and influencing others to see the benefit of working responsibly, understanding the legal framework and showing how safety, health and environmental management can enhance operational activities. 

How does the programme work?

On this 2-year apprenticeship, you’ll have a unique opportunity to learn and work in a global company alongside science’s brightest minds and Safety Health and Environment industry experts.

You’ll be studying for a Level 3 Safety and Health Environment Technician qualification. We’ll fund your course, and 20% of your time will be spent on your studies.

As well as gaining valuable work experience, you’ll have the opportunity to work towards a professional qualification, depending on your chosen department.

There are also plenty of opportunities for future growth and experience beyond your Level 3. 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 Speke site, Liverpool.

Essential requirements

What we're looking for:

  • Enthusiastic people
  • Team players who can also work independently
  • Great organisers
  • 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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