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Early careers at AstraZeneca

Supply Chain Apprenticeship Programme

About the programme 

The Supply Chain Apprenticeship Programme 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 well as gaining valuable work experience, you’ll have the opportunity to work towards a professional qualification. 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 Supply Chain function, where your role 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

We have Supply Chain apprenticeships across our sites in the UK.

Essential requirements

What we're looking for:

  • Enthusiastic individuals
  • A passion to learn
  • Strong organisation skills and confidence to work independently
  • Logical thinking to be able to apply processes
  • The ability to apply a rational approach to problem solving; making judgments based on sound reasoning, approaching problems in a logical manner
  • Demonstrable initiative
  • Self-motivation

Please see individual job advertisements for specific educational requirements.

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