Data Scientist Apprenticeship (Regulatory) - Pfizer COGENT SKILLS SERVICES LTD

This is a fantastic opportunity to start a career in Data Science. Pfizer is looking to recruit a Data Scientist apprentice to help the team manage the Pfizer portfolio.

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

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Closing date: 01 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday, 9.00am - 5.25pm with 45 minute lunch break. Fridays, 9.00am - 4.05pm with 45 minute lunch break.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    42 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

The Regulatory Operations organization spans over ten Pfizer offices in more than seven-time zones. Each year the group supports approximately 45,000 submissions to 175 countries around the world, within both established and emerging markets. The group operates in a dynamic business environment and is a key contributor in ensuring quality dossiers are submitted on time to Health Authorities for the Pfizer portfolio.

The Regulatory Operations group have a strong continuous improvement, project management and change management focus. We are constantly evaluating and redesigning existing regulatory and operational processes, both internally and externally to Pfizer, performing cross-functional critical issue remediation and leading project/change management initiatives at a global scale.

Pfizer’s Digital transformation is well underway, and we recognise the importance of Data Science in structuring all this data, making connections between data streams, contextualising data, and making insights only possible with ‘big data’. As the Pharmaceutical Industry evolves, the Regulatory Operations team and partner lines act as key stakeholders in the innovation, design, and implementation for new technical solutions, process designs and deployment through the global teams and networks. 

Overview of the Role 

This role will support initiatives of varying complexity, for which Regulatory Operations is either an owner or a major stakeholder. The Regulatory Operations apprentice will:

Support the operation and evaluation of existing processes.
Contribute to the implementation of new or revised processes that are driven by internal and external guidelines, technologies and business strategies.

Contribute to and manage global projects which aim to drive growth, improve business process and overall consolidate Pfizer’s position as the premier pharmaceutical company.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support existing business processes while performing constant evaluation to drive continuous improvement
  • Support business analysis and project management efforts to assist in ensuring the success of a broad variety of global initiatives and projects
  • Connecting multiple systems to work together through programming and coding
  • Manipulation of data to gain insights into processes and translate this into knowledge to be communicated to relevant colleagues and team members
  • Issue resolution and escalation for prescribed projects
  • Recognise and analyse potential issues and provide a systematic approach to the solutions of these issues while noting any practical constraints
  • Contribute business solutions through influential partnerships with internal and external colleagues
  • Support cross-functional, global teams as appropriate
  • Develop and maintain documented procedures and guidelines as necessary

The training you will be getting

Qualification to be delivered: BSc (Hons) Data Scientist

Apprenticeship Standard: Level 6 Data Scientist

Training Provider: University of Nottingham

Delivery model: Blended learning – combines remote online learning and face to face block release workshops delivered in Nottingham

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

IT skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills


A Level or equivalent Maths (Grade B or above) 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.




Discovery Park House

Ramsgate Road


CT13 9ND


Chloe Barrow

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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

Data scientist (integrated degree)

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: 01 Mar 2024