AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP Apprenticeship - Early Science Administrative Operations in Cambridge, United Kingdom

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The Project Management Group within IMED Operations enables and drives project delivery and informed decison making. The Project Management Administrator in this group will provide administrative support across a number of drug projects and to the IMED Operations PM function.

The IMED apprenticeship programme commences annually in September located at one the interim Cambridge sites and the IMED Operations Project Management Administrator apprenticeship role will be based primarily at the Cambridge Science Park with practical on the job training within the Project management Group.

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.

  • 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.

Target accountabilities:

  • Provide efficient and effective professional administrative support to IMED drug project teams and IMED Ops PM function

  • Ensure on-boarding of new employees to the IMED Ops PM function

  • Ensure IMED Operations PM functional and drug project documentation is maintained at an appropriate level with adherence to AstraZeneca best practices and compliance policies.

  • Provide expertise in the use of AZ administrative tools, standards and systems utilized by the drug project teams and function.

  • Support the preparation of internal and external IMED Ops reports through gathering information from the necessary departments

  • Provide efficient and effective professional administrative support to key strategic IMED activities

If selected to interview you will be asked to attend a selection day on Thursday 14th September. You will be notified after the application closing date, if you have been successful in gaining an interview.

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 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 Cambridge Science Park, Cambridge with a competitive salary on offer. Please note you may be required to work at other sites on occasion with prior arrangement.

Opening date of advert: 11th August 2017

Closing date of advert: 9th September 2017

If you share our passion for scientific excellence, find out more at careers.astrazeneca.com