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IT Apprenticeship Programme (UK)


Our apprenticeship programmes have various start dates throughout the year, so be sure to check this page for available opportunities



About IT apprenticeships

In AstraZeneca IT, we are passionate about driving technology innovation, continuously improving our IT environment to ensure our internal teams can do their best work and successfully deliver our business goals.

We do this by encouraging creative thinking and new ideas and maintaining a strong customer focus, enabling us to fully understand all our business areas, how they operate and how we, in IT, create maximum value for them.

We need great people who share our passion for technology led science, are driven, determined and hard-working. In return, we will support your formal and ‘on the job’ development, making the most of your skills and passion to help you in reaching your ultimate career aspirations.

Programme details

About the programme

We offer a real alternative to full time University by sponsoring you through completing your Bachelor of Science Degree in Digital & Technology Solutions at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) and Anglia Ruskin University through a 4-year programme.

A degree apprenticeship combines full-time paid work with us and part-time university learning (1 day/week) offering you the opportunity to gain a full qualification (just like you would if you went to uni full-time) whilst being involved in real-life delivery, practical learning and getting paid!

How does the programme work?

During this programme, you will have the opportunity to complete several rotations in different areas of our function, in line with you interests, skills, knowledge and experience – to help us identify where your strengths lie and help you decide career pathway you would like to embark on.

Throughout your apprenticeship with us you will have the opportunity to carry out some of the following roles:

  • Business Analyst
  • User Experience Researcher
  • Innovation Design Analyst
  • Innovation Technologist
  • Global Mobility Analyst
  • Agile Analyst
  • Project Manager
  • Content Analyst
  • Global Data Analyst

How we’ll support you

We want you to succeed, so we’ll back your apprenticeship all the way. Whichever role you work in, you will always:

  • Be encouraged to fulfil all your potential
  • Have access to excellent development opportunities
  • Play a crucial role in your team
  • Be supported to network and socialise with your peers
  • See the impact of your creativity, ideas and innovation.

How we’ll develop you

As an AstraZeneca IT Apprentice, as well as completing your degree, you will:

  • Build knowledge of your IT area & the customer area(s) you are working with
  • Have an important, contributing role in the team
  • Have support from your line manager, your mentor and your buddy to help you deliver at your best
  • Drive your own development, through formal learning and/or experience
  • Have the opportunity to build core skills, such as presenting, influencing, stakeholder engagement & management etc.
  • Maintain a strong peer network with your fellow apprentices & our other Early Talent employees
  • Have the opportunity to get involved in activities that benefit society and our local areas, such as charity fundraising, helping school leavers decide on their next steps, building exposure of technology to students etc.
  • Benefit from working in diverse, global company where we value and embrace the advantage true diversity can bring to a workplace…you may even get the opportunity to visit your colleagues in other countries

Where you’ll be based

You can undertake the apprenticeship at our Cambridge or Macclesfield sites; however your university attendance will be at Manchester Metropolitan University and Anglia Ruskin University (depending on your work location).

Essential requirements

What we're looking for:

  • A real passion for technology and science
  • Strong communication skills
  • A strong desire to learn and innovate
  • Minimum of 104-112 points at A-Level (Grades BCC) or an equivalent eg BTEC DMM. In addition, GCSE English Language and Mathematics at 9-4 (or equivalent qualifications)

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