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Erin Smith, 20, joined the supply chain leadership degree apprenticeship at AstraZeneca because it offered a more certain career path than university   How long have you worked for AstraZeneca and what do you enjoy about your role? I joined the commercial supply chain business in September 2019 to undertake rotations in various sourcing and supply groups, including materials management and the international distribution team. I enjoy the diverse nature of my apprenticeship, developing a wide knowledge of the various

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Gaining four years of work experience in a multinational company such as AstraZeneca alongside getting a degree was the perfect start to a career for supply chain professional apprentice Joseph Hinds   How long have you worked for AstraZeneca and what do you enjoy about your role? I started in August 2018 after completing my A-levels. The part of my role I enjoy the most is how close we are to the patients and you can quickly see how your

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For Sarah Duffy, 21, an apprenticeship in manufacturing at AstraZeneca is an opportunity to continually learn new skills   How long have you worked for AstraZeneca and what do you enjoy about your role? I started my apprenticeship in September 2019 and I’m excited to continue learning new skills.  Why did you choose to do an apprenticeship at AstraZeneca? I’d spoken to people who worked here and saw how proud they were to have made a difference in producing medicines

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Joseph Jackson, 20, is a member of the supply chain team at AstraZeneca, where he works on several projects How long have you worked for AstraZeneca? What do you enjoy about your role? “Joining the supply chain team as a sourcing associate in 2015 after my A-levels was a daunting prospect, but AstraZeneca’s supportive and friendly atmosphere soon helped me to settle in and understand my role. I enjoy cross-cultural working and direct customer interaction when negotiating contracts and delivering

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Jaz is an air and ground steward with the RAF “I joined the RAF at 17, and by 21 I have been to over 20 countries, including Barbados, Canada, America, the Middle East, Cyprus, Africa and Jamaica. Outside of work, I have gained several qualifications, including an FA coaching qualification, which I use to coach football in the local community.” “Having achieved a level 3 cabin crew apprenticeship diploma, I have enhanced my education by enrolling in courses and gaining

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Steve is an air and space operations specialist (flight operations) for the RAF “I joined the RAF in May 2017 as an air and space operations specialist (flight operations) and currently work in the air traffic control tower at the RAF College at Cranwell. I work alongside the air operations controllers, with responsibilities including keeping track of all air systems flying in the visual circuit, while making sure that flight safety is being obeyed. I feel I make a huge

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Jamie Harvey, 20, is an improvement practitioner at AstraZeneca How long have you worked for AstraZeneca? What do you enjoy about your role? “I have been with the company for two years. Every day is different and there is always something new to learn to better yourself.” Why did you choose to do an apprenticeship at the company? “When my granddad was diagnosed with prostate cancer, he was treated with medicine made by AstraZeneca right here in Macclesfield. I saw

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Charlotte Lees, 19, is completing a foundation degree in international trade at AstraZeneca. And she’ll follow up with a chartered manager degree How long have you worked for AstraZeneca? What do you enjoy about your role? “I have been working here for a year in the logistics team. I manage a wide portfolio of markets ensuring our medicines arrive to patients on time. There are always opportunities to be challenged to test my knowledge and learn new skills, which keeps

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Rositta Caesar is plying her trade as a process and chemical engineer at British Sugar Rositta had just finished sixth form when she decided to pursue a career in process and chemical engineering. She was accepted onto British Sugar’s level 3 process engineering apprenticeship scheme in September 2017, and she said it was the obvious choice for her. “The apprenticeship scheme at British Sugar is well renowned. It is the only company in the UK to process sugar. The scheme

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Kieran Conway started his level 3 mechanical engineering apprenticeship at British Sugar in 2016 while working as a store operative for a local company in Newark Kieran said: “I had always wanted to work in an industry involving mechanical engineering and decided the best way to do this would be through an apprenticeship.” ”After researching into the available apprenticeship schemes, it was clear to see that the one provided by British Sugar was one of, if not the best available.”

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