At AstraZeneca we push the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines
In AstraZeneca IT, we push the boundaries of technology to achieve positive business outcomes
At AstraZeneca we believe in the potential of our people and you’ll develop beyond what you thought possible. We need great people who share our passion for science & technology and have the drive and determination to meet the needs of patients around the world.
Our scientific research and development and technology innovation 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.
As a global, science-led biopharmaceutical business, our focus is on developing new medicines that make a meaningful difference to patients’ lives, and IT is right at the heart of our efforts to do that.
With more than 59,000 in over 100 countries worldwide, you could be part of delivering life-changing medicines that improve patients’ lives and benefit society globally.
In IT, we’re passionate about driving technology innovation, continuously improving our IT environment to ensure our internal teams can do their best work and successfully deliver our business goals.
We do this by encouraging creative thinking and new ideas and maintaining a strong customer focus, enabling us to fully understand all our business areas, how they operate and how we, in IT, create maximum value for them.
We need great people who share our passion for technology led science, are driven, determined and hard-working. In return, we will support your development, making the most of your skills and passion to help you in reaching your ultimate career aspirations.
Where you start your journey with us doesn't determine the course of your career; many of our people develop themselves beyond their wildest imaginations, both in terms of the roles they perform and the countries they work in. We won’t limit your capabilities by what's possible for you now but by what's possible for you in the future.
What does the programme involve?
Starting in 2019, the three-year programme comprises three rotations, each lasting eight months, followed by a year-long placement in a role that aligns to your passion, interest and skillset, our business objectives, whilst ensuring we offer you continued development and challenge.
Throughout your time on the IT Leadership programme you could be responsible for working with our customers and IT teams to deliver technology solutions to help our scientists, our sales teams and our enabling functions to do their best work. You could be responsible for data sourcing and visualisation, supporting our business to make solid, data-driven decisions. You could be exploring possible tech solutions and implementing them to support process automation – the possibilities are endless.
The flexibility of the programme enables you to work with us to drive your own journey through the programme, often working with various customer groups to truly influence and improve the way our business operates.
Whichever role you perform, you will:
Build knowledge of your IT area & the customer area(s) you are working with
Have an important, contributing role in the team
Have support from your line manager, your mentor and your buddy to help you deliver at your best
Drive your own development, through formal learning and/or experience
Have the opportunity to build core skills, such as presenting, influencing, stakeholder engagement & management etc.
Maintain a strong peer network with your fellow graduates & our other Early Talent employees
Have the opportunity to get involved in activities that benefit society and our local areas, such as charity fundraising, helping school leavers decide on their next steps, building exposure of technology to students etc.
Benefit from working in diverse, global company where we value and embrace the advantage true diversity can bring to a workplace…you may even get the opportunity to visit your colleagues in other countries
As this is such an amazingly unique opportunity, we have a few requirements of the great people who join us:
Graduates of IT-related disciplines e.g. Information Science, Computer Science, Engineering, Information or even those who have a Science-related degree but also a huge passion for technology
You will have graduated in 2017/2018 or be due to graduate by September 2019
Passion to work in pharmaceuticals and healthcare, real desire to make a difference to patients
Quick and agile thinker
Confidence to express your opinions and ideas to drive innovation and fresh thinking
Strong communication skills
The ability to work effectively as part of a team
A strong desire to learn and innovate
Valid passport and willingness to travel if the rotation requires it
Fluency in English.
Additional language skills.
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.
Applications open: 10/08/2019
Applications close: 23/09/2018