11 October 2023

A Day in the Life of an Apprentice: AstraZeneca

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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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AstraZeneca also has a pretty cool headquarters based in Cambridge.


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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