Marketing Manager Degree Apprenticeship (Breast Cancer) - Pfizer COGENT SKILLS SERVICES LTD

This is a great opportunity to work for one of the world’s innovative pharmaceutical companies. Pfizer is recruiting a Marketing Manager apprentice. You will help support new and established projects which deliver and maximise revenue targets for in-line portfolio through patient retention or new patient recruitment.

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

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Closing date: 08 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday, 9am – 5.25pm with 45-minute lunch break. Fridays, 9am – 4.05pm with 45-minute lunch break.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    30 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    04 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Department Overview 

The oncology business unit in Pfizer is dedicated to developing innovative cancer medicines and biosimilars with the aim of improving outcomes for patients spanning a number of tumor types for example, breast, lung, urological and haematological cancers, with a vision of becoming leaders in the field of management within each individual area.  

The UK marketing team are an essential part of the UK oncology business unit, developing brand strategy and marketing programmes through close collaboration with our medical and sales colleagues to market our medicines and improve patient outcomes.  

What can I achieve and what will I be responsible for whilst completing an apprenticeship at Pfizer? 

Working in the marketing team will provide you with an opportunity to combine commercial and scientific skills to enhance our brand success by improving patient outcomes. The roles on offer will be located within a specific cancer type. If successful you will be allocated to a tumor area and integrated within highly experienced team, having an opportunity to work on delivering brand strategy, learning about effective project management, omnichannel and digital marketing strategy and we will ensure you are given the chance to lead and own key projects, which will provide invaluable strategic, digital and project management skills. 

Specifically, you will gain experience in: 

  • The delivery of brand plans 
  • Managing materials in our Global Content Management system (GCMA) 
  • Supporting marketing and the Omnichannel team in the development and delivery of defined activities and developments of our digital journey  
  • Input into designing of materials for healthcare professionals and
  • patients  
    Gathering insights on the market environment for our medicines portfolio 
  • Comprehension of the ABPI code and promoting compliance improvement within the oncology BU 
  • Cross business unit projects to contribute towards Pfizer’s
  • Corporate Responsibility and obtain a better understanding of the pharma industry and the type of roles it has to offer

The role means you will build relationships across a wide range of internal colleagues from sales and marketing, through to medical affairs and training, as well as developing relationships with our Global marketing colleagues. Whether you have a medical/scientific or business background, the placement will enhance your leadership skills, education and provide a deep comprehension of the industry alongside the science of drug development and commercialization. 

Pfizer also offers a diverse environment which allows employees numerous opportunities to grow and develop within a strong and accommodating culture. This is a great chance to be part of the shaping the bigger picture, and to assist in ensuring Pfizer maintains a diverse workforce as well as developing a talent pipeline of future Pfizer colleagues. 

The training you will be getting

  • Qualification to be delivered: Level 6 Marketing Manager Degree
  • Apprenticeship Standard: Level 6 Marketing Manager
  • Training Provider: Cambridge Marketing College
  • Delivery model: Training to be provided will be completed via online delivery  

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, you will be eligible to apply for other positions within the business.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Team working


A Level or equivalent Any subject (Grade 80 UCAS Points in total) Essential

Things to consider

The apprentice must be able to demonstrate the required attitudes, behaviours and interpersonal skills associated with the professional workplace. The apprentice must be willing to commit an amount of personal time to study. Please ensure you check out travel options to be able to commute to the workplace.

About the employer

Our apprenticeship and graduate services have been supporting science industry employers to attract, retain and develop people who can contribute to business success since 2012.




Walton Oaks

Dorking Road


KT20 7NS


Chloe Barrow

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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Marketing manager

Level 6 (Degree with honours)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 08 Mar 2024