Business Administrator Apprenticeship - Advanced (Level 3)

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals (Employer)

Paragon Training Academy Ltd (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £250.03
36.5 hours per week Monday to Friday. Times TBC.
18 months (duration)
6 June 2021(start date)
Business Administrator (apprenticeship standard)
31 March 2021 (application closing date)
Register interest

Job Description

A fantastic opportunity with Astrazeneca. This is a 2-year fixed term contract opportunity based at Cambridge, UK and offering 13,000 starting base salary 11 benefits fund bonus.


Functions and responsibilities associated with the role include:

  • Effectively use IdeaPoint database to handle proposal submission and collaboration tracking
  • Engage with communications team to participate in internal and external comms strategy
  • Manage interactions between internal colleagues and external researchers in collaboration discussions
  • Develop relationships with internal project teams
  • Take some accountability for the external Open Innovation website
  • Participate in Open Innovation team activities and discussions
  • Assist Open Innovation program manager in team support including organising and running meetings, setting agendas, taking minutes and following up on actions
  • Manage logistics and prioritise workload
  • Develop understanding of, and work within the boundaries of Business Development and Intellectual Property guidelines specific to the Open Innovation program

Future Prospects

  • If you feel you fulfil our brief of being driven, determined and hard-working, we will reward you with ‘on the job’ technical skills and training whilst directly funding and supporting you through your apprenticeship
  • We will enable you to make the most of your abilities and your passion to help patients whilst fulfilling your personal career aspirations


Skills Required

  • Good organisational skills with an excellent attention to detail
  • The ability to work on multiple tasks and understanding how to prioritise
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • A proactive approach to problem solving

Qualities Required

  • Enthusiastic individuals who are keen to learn and 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

Qualifications Required

Entry Requirements:

  • 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) grades 9 to 4, including maths and English
  • To have achieved or predicted to achieve one A level at a grade C

Training Provided

Paragon 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 15 month apprenticeship you will have achieved:

  • Level 3 Business Administrator Apprenticeship Standard
  • Functional Skills in maths and English if required


Register interest