Technician Scientist Apprenticeship

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.

Duties to include:
  • Microbiological QC testing of raw materials and finished products
  • Monitoring of our manufacturing environments
  • Ensure patient safety and progress the timely release of our medicines

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
  • Computer literacy skills

Personal qualities

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

Desired qualifications

  • Five GCSEs (or equivalent) grades C/4 or aboveincluding maths, English and science
  • To have achieved or predicted to achieve 2 A Levels (or equivalent) at grade C or above (1 of which needs to be Biology)

Future prospects

You'll be recognised by the relevant professional bodies at Registered Scientist (RSci) level, for which there is a requirement that the scientist will participate in subsequent continuing professional development on completion of the apprenticeship.