Technician Scientist Microbiology Level 5 Apprenticeship at AstraZeneca

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Apprenticeship - Higher Level (Level 4/5/6/7)
£14,000 - £15,999
19th March 2021
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Technician Scientist Microbiology Level 5 Apprenticeship

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.

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

In addition to gaining valuable working experience you'll have the opportunity to study towards professional qualifications dependent on your chosen department whilst earning a competitive salary.

We are offering Technician Scientist Apprenticeships within the QC Microbiology area. You'll be working with scientists across 3 separate lab teams to undertake microbiological QC testing of raw materials, finished products & monitoring of our manufacturing environments to ensure patient safety and progress the timely release of our medicines globally.

You'll receive an Apprenticeship Training Plan that describes the training you need to meet the standard. It may include a mixture of external and internal training that will ensure that you are fully proficient by the end of the programme.

You'll gain transferable core skills and knowledge, in addition to gaining skills specific to the working practices of the team. The requirements of the Apprenticeship are designed to offer stretch and progression.

Further training as required will be confirmed at the start of the training plan. Training to be part of the contracted hours making up the working week.

You'll be initially working towards a Level 5 Foundation Degree in Technician Scientist with Kent University as well as the potential to extend for a further two years and gain an honour's degree.

Additionally, you’ll be recognised by the relevant professional bodies at Registered Scientist (RSci) level, for which there is a requirement that the scientist will participate in subsequent continuing professional development on completion of the apprenticeship.

Essential skills/capabilities required:

  • Good communication skills
  • Good team working skills
  • High organisation skills and confidence to work independently
  • Logical thinking to be able to apply processes
  • The ability to apply a rational approach to problem solving; making judgements based on sound reasoning, approaching problems in a logical manner
  • Concerns for standards
  • High numeracy and literacy skills
  • Computer literacy
  • The ability to learn
  • Self-motivation
  • Initiative

Entry Requirements:

  • Five GCSEs (or equivalent) grades 9–4 including Maths, English and Science.
  • To have achieved or predicted to achieve 2 A Levels (or equivalent) at grade C or above (1 of which needs to be Biology).

This is a 3 year Fixed Term Contract opportunity based at Macclesfield offering £15,000 starting base salary + 11% benefits fund + bonus.

Successful candidates will be notified after the closing date and will be asked to attend a virtual Assessment day on 26th April 2021.

Should you require any reasonable adjustments or accommodations, please let us know on your application.

AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorisation and employment eligibility verification requirements.

About AstraZeneca

We are a global pharmaceutical company with a major UK presence. Our purpose is to push the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines. The best way we can help patients is to be science-led and share this passion with the scientific, healthcare and business communities of the UK.

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