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With headquarters in London, AstraZeneca plc are a British multinational pharmaceutical company. With regards to sales of drugs, it is the world’s 7th largest pharmaceutical company and there are company AstraZeneca operations in over 100 countries. Amongst the products the company produces, AstraZeneca produces drugs for diseases such as cancer, respiratory illnesses and inflammation. Students and graduates with science backgrounds could find AstraZeneca careers rewarding. However, there is a variety of other roles within the company that would suit those with specialities in other fields.

So what are the other types of careers that are possible within AstraZeneca? There are many options and career areas include: Research & Development, Information Technology, Legal, Operations & Manufacturing, Finance, Global Medicines Development, Sales, Marketing, Human Resources and Procurement. And for university students who are genuinely interested in AstraZeneca careers or roles within the pharmaceutical industry, AstraZeneca have a range of student programmes where you can develop your skills and learn more about roles. Graduate programmes, internships and apprenticeships are also a possibility with the company.

AstraZeneca’s mission is to help people lead healthier lives all around the world, to embrace diverse perspectives and to work together to create a better future. Whatever role you work in within the company AstraZeneca careers will mean you are contributing towards this mission. The pharmaceuticals company are looking for driven people to work as part of a team that continue to make them an innovation driven company that stands among world leaders in biopharmaceuticals.

For young people, students and graduates looking for a career with a global company that could also give you an opportunity to work overseas, AstraZeneca careers could be ideal for you. There are AstraZeneca offices and facilities, such as research facilities, all across the globe. In the UK, AstraZeneca also have a state-of-the-art biomedical campus.

AstraZeneca have a whole range of career opportunities for young people and students from many different specialist backgrounds. This is evident from the range of job types listed above. Current pharmaceutical career opportunities all over the world, not just jobs in the UK, are advertised on the careers website for AstraZeneca.

Students and graduates who are interested in specilaised AstraZeneca graduate programmes, post graduate courses and student placement programmes, be sure to keep an eye out for opening and closing dates for applications for the individual programmes. There is a range of opportunities with some programmes lasting two years and also sandwich course and summer placements. Take a look at the list of programmes and make a note of relevant dates for the beginning of your potential AstraZeneca career.

As well as specialist pharmaceutical roles and research careers, AstraZeneca also have roles in fields such as sales and marketing. If this is the type of work you are considering, also take a look at E4S vacancy lists to see if there is something to suit you. Whether you are looking for pharmaceutical careers or more entry level jobs, good luck with your search.

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