At AstraZeneca we believe in the potential of our people and as an apprentice you will be given the opportunity to develop beyond your wildest dreams. We are looking for people who can share our passion for science & technology so if you feel you have the drive and determination to help us to deliver first class medicines to meet the needs of patients around the world, then we invite you to apply.
Our scientific research, development and technological innovation is well respected in the industry and we support our people, helping them to go above and beyond their expectations.
As a global, science-led biopharmaceutical business, our focus is on creating and developing new medicines that make a meaningful difference to patients’ lives and the UK is at the heart of our efforts to do that.
Your daily duties will include but not be limited to;
Managing travel arrangements and bookings
Meeting and conference administration including taking minutes, keeping action logs, preparing newsletters, and booking and scheduling rooms
Creating presentation documents using Microsoft applications
General office administration including procurement of stationary and other office related materials
Raising purchase orders, reconciling invoices and credits and support the annual finance reporting activities
Supporting our Project Team with Project-related administration and the control of project documentation
Understanding internal customer requirements and ensure that these are fully met
Overseeing security checks, HR & IT requirements for onboarding vendor personnel
Scheduling and coordinating training events
Coordinating annual data collection and benchmarking exercises
Starting base salary of £16,000 + 11% benefits fund + bonus!
Virtual Assessment Day, consisting of a number of activities including an interview
Future ProspectsOn successful completion of the apprenticeship, candidates will be able to apply for further positions.
Skills RequiredExcellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal and IT skills
The ability to create and maintain systems for efficiency for both self and others
The ability to work on multiple tasks, following and improving processes, whilst efficiently prioritising activities
Good organisational skills with an excellent attention to detail
Qualities RequiredEnthusiastic individual who is keen to learn, with a genuine curiosity for the science involved in creating new medicines
Able to act independently but also to work and contribute in a team environment
A proactive approach to problem solving
Qualifications RequiredNo previous qualifications required
Training ProvidedParagon Skills is a leading national Apprenticeship training provider supporting over 4,000 learners through their training, and 1,500 organisations to consistently deliver high quality Apprenticeships across their businesses. Paragon Skills achieves some of the highest success and achievement rates in the industry. Its extensive experience across multiple specialisms has contributed to an overall achievement rate of 71.4% (2018/19) exceeding the national average of 65.6%, and an Ofsted Grade 2 Good rating.
On completion of this 18 month apprenticeship you will have achieved: Level 3 Business Administration