AstraZeneca: Adam Powell

AstraZeneca: Adam Powell

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 towards a degree. I can apply skills and knowledge learnt in the workplace to my degree course, which helps me look at problems in a different way.

How would you describe the culture at AstraZeneca?

Everyone is friendly, approachable, and willing to share their knowledge and experience. Additionally, the early careers network hosts loads of interesting events, from talks and Q&A sessions with industry experts to social events.

What has been the most rewarding/interesting project you have been involved in and why?

I’ve worked on evaluating the performance of prototype affinity chromatography membranes for purifying monoclonal antibodies. This gave me the opportunity to work with cutting edge technology, manage my own project, and learn new skills such as sampling and data analysis.

 

To find out more about apprenticeships at AstraZeneca, visit careers.astrazeneca.com/early-talent