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AstraZeneca Apprenticeship - Manufacturing Advanced Apprenticeship AstraZeneca

Location: Macclesfield, England, United Kingdom
Job reference: R-043456
Posted date: Feb. 01, 2019

At AstraZeneca we believe in the potential of our people and you’ll develop beyond what you thought possible. We make the most of your skills and passion by actively supporting you to see what you can achieve. We need great people who share our passion for science and have the drive and determination to meet the unmet needs of patients around the world. If you’re curious about what science can do, then you’re our kind of person.

Our scientific research and development is afforded the utmost respect so we give our people the same. We do everything we can to make sure each AstraZeneca person has everything they need to stretch themselves and see what they can achieve.

Where you start your journey with us doesn't determine the course of your career. So many of our people develop themselves beyond their wildest imaginations, both in terms of their roles and the countries they've worked in. We don't limit their capabilities by what's possible from them now but by what's possible from them in the future.

AstraZeneca’s apprenticeship scheme offers you a unique opportunity to learn within a multi-national company gaining useable skills whilst working closely alongside industry experts and professionals. The workplace experience acquired during your apprenticeship and competitive salary will aid you in your career with many of the ex-apprentices going on to enjoy full term positions within the company.

In addition to the valuable working experience you will have the opportunity to study towards professional qualifications dependant on your chosen department.

The apprenticeship programme commences annually in September at the Macclesfield site and the Manufacturing apprenticeship roles will be plant based learning with practical on the job training within the many manufacturing departments. You will rotate between plants and different products working alongside industry professionals to gain a broad experience of each department.

The apprentice will receive an Apprenticeship Training Plan that describes the training they need to meet the standard. It may include a mixture of external and internal training that will ensure the Apprentice is fully competent by the end of their programme. It will show when each area of the standard must be acquired and assessed and which areas may require off the job study/activities.

The Apprentice will gain transferable core skills and knowledge. In addition they will gain skills specific to the working practices of their place of employment. The requirements of the Apprenticeship are designed to offer stretch and progression.

Further training as required which will be confirmed at the start of the training plan. Training to be part of the contracted hours making up the working week.

Essential skills/capabilities required:

  • Good communication skills
  • Good team working skills
  • High 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
  • Concerns for standards
  • High numeracy and literacy skills
  • Computer literacy
  • The ability to learn
  • Self-motivation
  • Initiative

Entry Requirements:

  • 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) grades 9-4 (A* – C) including Maths, English and Science
  • One A-level or equivalent at grade C

To apply for this position, please click the apply link below

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law. AstraZeneca only employs individuals with the right to work in the country/ies where the role is advertised.

This is a 2 year Fixed Term Contract opportunity based at Macclesfield with a competitive salary on offer. Please note you will be required to work to a shift pattern.

Opening date of advert: 1st February 2019

Closing date of advert: 17th March 2019

Successful candidates will be notified after the closing date and will be asked to attend an Assessment day during week commencing 29th April 2019 in Macclesfield.

If you share our passion for scientific excellence, find out more at

“These positions are not open to those already educated to Bachelors degree level or above – for which we have specific Graduate Programmes, see our website for more details