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Cameron Hughes is securing a career as a level 3 science manufacturing technician apprentice with ATAC, working for Freeline Therapeutics    Cameron was studying towards his A-levels at sixth form but quickly realised that this learning environment was not the right fit for him. Despite having good GCSE grades, he found his preferred way of learning to be applying first-hand knowledge, skills and theory back into the job role. By actively searching for alternative options to the traditional school to

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Emilia Reyes Pabon is progressing through apprenticeships at University of Oxford’s Clinical BioManufacturing Facility and helping to contribute to the Covid-19 response with ATAC Emilia achieved her A-levels in biology, chemistry and physics. She decided early on that she enjoyed hands-on experience and learning in the workplace. From the work experience she attained from an NHS Foundation Trust in Oxford and within the Department of Physiology Anatomy & Genetics (DPAG, University of Oxford), she knew she absolutely wanted to work

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21-year-old Adam Powell is a laboratory scientist at AstraZeneca   How long have you worked for AstraZeneca and what do you enjoy about your role? I’ve been working at AstraZeneca (AZ) for three 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 towards my degree, I

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22-year-old Jade Heaton is working in the science lab at AstraZeneca   How long have you worked for AstraZeneca and what do you enjoy about your role? I joined AstraZeneca (AZ) in 2019. I carry out re-crystallisations to look for more effective processes and characterise the crystalline material to interpret the data and present my work. I analyse the solubility and morphology of particles using a variety of techniques.   Why did you choose to do an apprenticeship at AstraZeneca?

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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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