AstraZeneca: Jack Caswell

Jack Caswell, 21, is a science industry maintenance technician at AstraZeneca

How long have you worked for AstraZeneca? What do you enjoy about your role?

“I’m in the final year of my four-year apprenticeship and really enjoy the variety that each day brings, making the role interesting and challenging. I could be working on a breakdown, carrying out preventative maintenance or calibrating technical equipment, which are all essential to ensure a large pharmaceutical site continues to operate safely and efficiently. My apprenticeship mixes the knowledge I learnt from college with real work environment—and I get paid!”

Why did you choose to do an apprenticeship at AstraZeneca?

“Being at a top 10 global pharmaceutical manufacturer, opportunities to learn and progress was an important factor. Rotating every four-months across areas such as facilities, packing and manufacturing means I have a full appreciation of the site and where my preference may be for future full-time employment. Many of the engineers are past apprentices so they have been through the same journey from school into industry and are always willing to help and share their knowledge.”

How would you describe the culture at AstraZeneca?

“Our culture is very safety orientated. Appropriate training is given to ensure you are competent in the task, fully appreciating the risks and hazards. We value putting the patient first to ensure our products are always of the highest quality. From my perspective, this means the equipment that produces, packs and distributes the product must also be serviced to that level of quality.”

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