11 October 2023
A Day in the Life of an Apprentice: AstraZeneca
AstraZeneca is a biopharmaceutical company delivering life-changing medicine all over the world. Not only that, the pharmaceutical giant has also made the Best 100 Apprenticeship Employers 2022/23 table, coming in at #14.
Want to know more about what it’s like to work there? Meet Tom, a current apprentice…
Hi there! I’m Tom. For the past two years, I’ve been loving life as a Supply Chain Degree Apprentice for AstraZeneca. This is what my day looks like…
Log on, check my calendar to see what meetings I have for the day and go through my emails and messages.
Check the task log and various mailboxes, before assigning myself to new supply chain tasks and kicking off the day with those.
30-minute daily team meeting. Team members will raise any points that need acknowledging, discussing and resolving to ensure the team continues to operate successfully.
Supply chain tasks vary, however they all contribute to the successful on-time delivery of medicines to patients globally and involve working with colleagues in logistics, regional demand, and network strategy on key projects.
Continue with the morning’s supply chain tasks.
Back to work. First, I’ll spend 30 minutes catching up on any emails and messages missed over lunch.
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The rest of the afternoon will be spent finalising any supply chain tasks I picked up this morning.
If I have time and no urgent supply chain tasks to complete, I’ll offer support to the team to ensure all our tasks are completed on time before the end of the day. I love working with my team – makes it all the more worthwhile.
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Written by Melchi
Melchi is a stan of the written word and joined the RateMyApprenticeship team as a Content Executive in 2021. Melchi started his career writing culture content for WeAreCollision magazine before completing an MA in International Journalism at City University and interning at Insider Inc. He now uses his head-thesaurus to write inspiring content to help young people make great career choices. These include everything from blogs about how to write your first CV to industry guides outlining the latest apprenticeship opportunities. Outside of writing, Melchi loves all things music and is currently learning how to DJ.