Quality Assurance Support Officer Apprentice

Charter Way, Silk Road Business Park, Macclesfield, SK10 2NA
£15,000.00 annually
20 Jan 2021
19 Mar 2021
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
At AstraZeneca, we put patients first and strive to meet their unmet needs worldwide. Working here means being entrepreneurial, thinking big and working together to make the impossible a reality. If you are swift to action, confident to lead, willing to collaborate, and curious about what science can do, then you're our kind of person!

Where you start 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.

AstraZeneca's apprenticeship scheme offers you an opportunity to learn within a multi-national company gaining useable skills whilst collaborating alongside industry specialists and professionals.

In addition to gaining valuable working experience you will have the opportunity to study towards professional qualifications dependent on your chosen department whilst earning a competitive salary.

We are offering a Quality Assurance role in the following:

Quality Assurance Support Officer - this role has a very practical emphasis on:
  • Drug sampling
  • Drug archiving
  • Package components testing

The role will be based in a QA sampling facility, Office and Site Archive and ensure the drugs manufactured at the site are safe for consumption and comply with industry standards.

You'll gain transferable core skills and knowledge, in addition to gaining skills specific to the working practices of the team. The requirements of the Apprenticeship are designed to offer stretch and progression.

Further training as required will be confirmed at the start of the training plan. Training to be part of the contracted hours making up the working week. You'll be working towards a Level 5 qualification. Typically, this will be a Foundation Degree in an Applied Bioscience.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills
  • Good team working skills
  • High organisation skills and confidence to work independently
  • High numeracy and literacy skills

Personal qualities

  • Logical thinking to be able to apply processes
  • Ability to apply a rational approach to problem solving; making judgements based on sound reasoning, approaching problems in a logical manner
  • Concerns for standards
  • Computer literacy
  • The ability to learn
  • Self-motivation
  • Initiative

Desired qualifications

  • Five GCSEs (or equivalent) grades 9-4 / A*-C including maths, English and science
  • To have achieved or predicted to achieve 2 A-Levels (or equivalent) at grade C or above (64 UCAS points) including Chemistry and/or Biology and/or Applied Science depending on which apprenticeship you to hope to study

Future prospects

You'll gain transferable core skills and knowledge.