At AstraZeneca, we put patients first and strive to meet their unmet needs worldwide.

We’re deeply committed to our strategy of being a great place to work. For us, that includes fostering an environment where everyone can be among inclusive, supportive individuals with curious minds. A company that genuinely follows the science and values individuals at all levels, you’ll be backed and encouraged to speak up, ask questions, and share ideas to push the boundaries of science and continuously learn and explore/

Apprenticeships at AstraZeneca

We’re curious about science and the advancement of knowledge. We find creative ways to approach new challenges. We’re driven to make the right choices and be accountable for our actions.

Find your niche – discover and explore your passions

Whatever your background, our Early Talent Programmes offer a huge amount of opportunity to explore, learn and develop in different functions across our business.

Whether through rotations or in your specific area, you’ll be empowered and challenged to expand your knowledge and grow your skillset to set yourself up for future success. So whether you have a passion you want to pursue, or are still figuring it out, there’s endless opportunity to experience new things, and learn from people with diverse perspectives from across our business to discover what truly inspires and motivates you.

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Perks and benefits

  • Bonus and reward scheme

  • Cycle scheme

  • Employee assistance

  • Health cover

  • Learning and development

  • Pension

  • Rewards and benefits

  • Wellbeing scheme


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  • Everyone works as a team

    An apprenticeship at AZ offered me a unique opportunity to get practical experience working alongside industry experts whilst learning new concepts and ideas, enabling me to apply concepts from the degree course to real-life problems in the lab.
  • A positive work environment

    This degree apprenticeship offered practical, hands-on learning, which played to my strengths and allowed me to gain a qualification that was acknowledged by the industry, while being able to learn on the job and add value to patients.
I’ve worked at AZ for five years and secured a permanent role just over a year ago. Carrying on my education was important but didn’t want to spend time and money doing a full-time degree. Being able to complete a BSc and rotate around different areas to find a role I loved, is what really appealed to me. I also decided after I graduated from the BSc to continue on to the MSc, which definitely isn’t something I even considered before starting. I wanted to continue my learning and love that I’m able to bring back learnings from university into my team.
Becca G

University partners

  • BPP University

  • Cranfield University

  • University of Kent

  • University of Leeds

  • Manchester Metropolitan University

  • Nottingham Trent University

  • University of Strathclyde

  • University of Warwick


At AstraZeneca, we share and are motivated by the same purpose: pushing the boundaries of science in order to deliver life-changing medicines to patients around the world. In short, our work has true meaning. Everything we do is underpinned by our dedication to being a Great Place to Work. We recognise that our people are our greatest asset and know what’s possible with a talented and diverse team that believes in what science can do. That’s life at AstraZeneca We’re scientists, collaborators, managers, leaders, analysts, doctors, entrepreneurs, innovators, thinkers, doers, drivers, activists, creators and futurists. We’re 65,000 minds across more than 100 countries and 6 continents. We’re a team of people who all share, and are motivated by, the same purpose.


From biological scientists to marketing and financial experts, coming up with the right solutions for the right challenges to drive the next wave of science is a true cross-functional team effort. With five values to guide us, our unique perspectives and ideas always stay true to the goals we have set ourselves. Our people follow these values because they believe in what they stand for: We follow the science We put patients first We play to win We do the right thing We are entrepreneurial


  • National Apprenticeship Awards Special Recognition, Paige O

  • Institute of Export - Student of the Year - WINNER Joe H

  • Institute of Export - Highest marks in International Marketing Strategy and International Trade module WINNER Jason C