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Business Administrator Apprentice ASTRAZENECA PLC

An incredible opportunity to join AstraZeneca on a 2-year contract with a starting base salary of 16k 11 benefits fund bonus!

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 22 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 36.5 Hours Per Week

    Total hours per week: 36.50

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    26 Jan 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

At AstraZeneca we believe in the potential of our people and as an apprentice you will be given the opportunity to develop beyond your wildest dreams. We are looking for people who can share our passion for science & technology so if you feel you have the drive and determination to help us to deliver first class medicines to meet the needs of patients around the world, then we invite you to apply.
Our scientific research, development and technological innovation is well respected in the industry and we support our people, helping them to go above and beyond their expectations.
As a global, science-led biopharmaceutical business, our focus is on creating and developing new medicines that make a meaningful difference to patients’ lives and the UK is at the heart of our efforts to do that.

Your daily duties will include but not be limited to;
Managing travel arrangements and bookings
Meeting and conference administration including taking minutes, keeping action logs, preparing newsletters, and booking and scheduling rooms
Creating presentation documents using Microsoft applications
General office administration including procurement of stationary and other office related materials
Raising purchase orders, reconciling invoices and credits and support the annual finance reporting activities
Supporting our Project Team with Project-related administration and the control of project documentation
Understanding internal customer requirements and ensure that these are fully met
Overseeing security checks, HR & IT requirements for onboarding vendor personnel
Scheduling and coordinating training events
Coordinating annual data collection and benchmarking exercises

Starting base salary of £16,000 + 11% benefits fund + bonus!
Virtual Assessment Day, consisting of a number of activities including an interview

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal and IT skills
The ability to create and maintain systems for efficiency for both self and others
The ability to work on multiple tasks, following and improving processes, whilst efficiently prioritising activities
Good organisational skills with an excellent attention to detail

Personal qualities

Enthusiastic individual who is keen to learn, with a genuine curiosity for the science involved in creating new medicines
Able to act independently but also to work and contribute in a team environment
A proactive approach to problem solving

Desired qualifications

No previous qualifications required

Future prospects

On successful completion of the apprenticeship, candidates will be able to apply for further positions.

About the employer

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





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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Paragon Skills For Industry


Tess Thomas 02393 876404

Paragon Skills is a leading national Apprenticeship training provider supporting over 4,000 learners through their training, and 1,500 organisations to consistently deliver high quality Apprenticeships across their businesses. Paragon Skills achieves some of the highest success and achievement rates in the industry. Its extensive experience across multiple specialisms has contributed to an overall achievement rate of 71.4% (2018/19) exceeding the national average of 65.6%, and an Ofsted Grade 2 Good rating.
On completion of this 18 month apprenticeship you will have achieved: Level 3 Business Administration

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

To apply for this vacancy please click 'Apply now' and you will be redirected to the GetMyFirstJob website where you will be required to submit an application. If this is your first visit to GetMyFirstJob you will be required to register on the website, please complete all fields upon registration and ensure you attach a copy of your CV

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 22 Aug 2022