Medical Device Development Engineering Apprentice

£21,000.00 - Annually


Start: 05 September 2022
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Why We Need You

At AstraZeneca, we put patients first and strive to meet their unmet needs worldwide. We’re deeply committed to our strategy of being a great place to work. For us, that includes fostering an environment where everyone can be among inclusive, supportive individuals with curious minds.

A company that genuinely follows the science and values individuals at all levels, you’ll be backed and encouraged to speak up, ask questions, and share ideas to push the boundaries of science and continuously learn and explore.

Make the start of your journey a lifechanging one

As part of our Early Talent Programme, you’ll be involved in projects and learning opportunities that have real impact from day one.

Being part of our journey and helping us to provide life changing medicine to patients all over the world and transform lives for the better. Making important contributions and embracing our values to deliver on our purpose. Because regardless of role or level, we all have an important part to play in  making a positive difference.

We are offering an engineering apprenticeship within the device commercialisation and on-market technical area. AstraZeneca has multiple medical devices/ combination products within its portfolio including pre-filled syringes, autoinjectors and inhalation devices. In this team you'll be working with engineers across 2 sites with this role being based in Macclesfield. This team includes a group of engineers with broad backgrounds and various specialisms including design and development, manufacturability, usability engineering, device testing etc.

Product design and development engineers use engineering techniques i.e. mechanical design, fluid dynamics etc to bring new products to the market or improve the design of existing products.

This Apprenticeship is designed to build the engineers of the future who will be responsible for medical devices that are us


At AstraZeneca we believe in the potential of our people and you’ll develop beyond what you thought possible. We make the most of your skills and passion by actively supporting you to see what you can achieve. We need great people who share our passion for science and have the drive and determination to meet the unmet needs of patients around the world. If you’re curious about what science can do, then you’re our kind of person.

Our scientific research and development is afforded the utmost respect, so we give our people the same. We do everything we can to make sure each AstraZeneca person has everything they need to stretch themselves and see what they can achieve.


5 GCSEs (or equivalent) grade 5 or C+ or above, in mathematics, English and a science, technology or engineering-related subject

To have achieved or predicted to achieve a minimum of 2 A levels at grade B or above ( including a mathematical based subject and a science, technology, engineering or an additional mathematics related subject).

  • Enthusiastic individuals who are keen to learn and with a genuine curiosity
  • Innovative/ creative thinker
  • Able to act independently but also to work and contribute in a team environment
  • Good organisational skills with an excellent attention to detail
  • The ability to work on multiple tasks and understanding how to prioritise
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • A proactive and rational approach to problem solving
  • The ability to learn
  • Self-motivation
  • Initiative
  • Concerns for standards


Address: Charter Way, Silk Road Business Park, Macclesfield - SK10 2NA

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