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Adam Powell, 20, is a laboratory scientist at AstraZeneca using cutting edge technology   How long have you worked for AstraZeneca and what do you enjoy about your role? I’ve been working at the company for nearly two years and in that time I’ve enjoyed being able to develop my knowledge and technical skills within my role. Why did you choose to do an apprenticeship at AstraZeneca? Apprenticeships offer a great way of gaining invaluable practical lab experience while working

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 Jade Heaton, 20, is using her laboratory science degree apprenticeship at AstraZeneca to characterise crystalline material, run crystallisation processes and interpret data   How long have you worked for AstraZeneca and what do you enjoy about your role? I joined in 2019 and characterise crystalline material using a variety of techniques to assess solubility measurements and particle size/shape analysis. I’m also building my experience in the laboratory by running crystallisation processes and interpreting data. Why did you choose to do

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Being able to contribute to real drug development on the laboratory science degree apprenticeship at AstraZeneca has made Shaan Gill’s passion for science grow daily   How long have you worked for AstraZeneca and what do you enjoy about your role? I joined oncology translational medicine in September 2017. My favourite part about my role is the vast amount of hands-on experience I’ve gained throughout the programme. I get to work in a world-leading pharmaceutical company and contribute to real

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Angela Nwandu, 22, a laboratory scientist at AstraZeneca, has been working to identify and understand the nature and behaviour of cells How long have you worked for AstraZeneca? What do you enjoy about your role? “I have been working at AstraZeneca for a year in cell culture and fermentations sciences and it has been a great experience. I have worked within different teams within bioprocess development, where I’ve seen varying technologies used from early stage through to late stage bioprocessing

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Jason Cross, 21, is a laboratory scientist at AstraZeneca Newark How long have you worked for AstraZeneca? What do you enjoy about your role? “I have been at AstraZeneca for one year and nine months. The best part of being a scientist is that there is a lot of variety in the work that I do, normally doing something new every day.” Why did you choose to do an apprenticeship at AstraZeneca? “I chose to do an apprenticeship at AstraZeneca

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Will Ashworth, 20, is an award-winning laboratory scientist at AstraZeneca. Here, he explains what it’s like to work for the pharmaceutical company in this capacity I was born and raised in Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire, and was educated locally. After completing A-levels in chemistry, maths and biology at sixth form, I began my apprenticeship with AstraZeneca in September 2017. I knew the lecture style learning of university wouldn’t work for me, so learning on the job and having a salary was

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With a desire to gain real responsibility after leaving school, Ryan Coram turned down top university offers to pursue a degree apprenticeship with biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca In just under two years, Ryan has become an award-winning apprentice working on global projects, specialising in architecture and technology. He has also met the CEO to share ideas for the expansion of the company’s apprenticeship offer. Gaining real responsibilities Ryan was a strong student set to attend university to study social sciences, receiving

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