Apprentice Stephanie Young, 21, provided live IT support for an AstraZeneca initiative that delivered virtual teaching to employees’ children during the Covid-19 pandemic
How long have you worked for AstraZeneca and what do you enjoy about your role?
I joined in September 2018 and my apprenticeship offers eight-month job rotations to allow exposure to different areas. I am currently working in end user services as a service improvement analyst.
Why did you choose to do an apprenticeship at AstraZeneca?
I wanted to continue my studies and an IT apprenticeship at a pharmaceutical company was perfect for me. My apprenticeship provides me with the best of both worlds—hands-on work experience while studying for my degree.
How would you describe the culture at the company?
A welcoming and supportive culture is encouraged and the company has a great buddying and mentoring programme. AstraZeneca also prides itself on innovation, is patient-focused and determined to succeed. The culture at the company creates a great place to work.
What has been the most rewarding/interesting project you have been involved in and why?
During Covid-19, the majority of the workforce has worked from home and a MyClassroom platform was created. AstraZeneca hired 65 teachers to virtually teach employees’ children via Zoom and I was responsible for providing live IT support during the four hours of virtual classes a day. In total, there were 9,522 fully booked classes, with 858 children participating in the MyClassroom initiative. This was extremely rewarding as the feedback received from both parents and children was amazing!
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