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Clinical Trial Specialist (CTS) Apprenticeship - UK

Locations: Cambridge or Luton

Salary: Competitive


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About the CTS Apprenticeship Programme

At AstraZeneca/MedImmune we believe in the potential of our people. We make the most of your skills and passion by actively supporting you to see what you can achieve no matter where you start with us.

As a CTS apprentice you will be part of a global multi-disciplinary team focused on the delivery and execution of Phase I-IV clinical trials in humans. As well as working towards your BSc (Hons) degree, you will support the day to day running of clinical trials where you can contribute towards making a real difference to patients’ lives.

Our degree apprenticeship is a 5-year programme where you will combine remote and face-to-face studying alongside working towards an exciting and rewarding career at AstraZeneca/MedImmune. You will be studying for a degree (BSc) in Biological Science (including but not limited to Physiology, Anatomy, Pharmacology, Pharmacy or Biochemistry) which could take up to 5 years to complete. Your degree will be funded and approximately 20% of your time will be spent on your studies.

Programme details


Development Opportunities

  • Act as an internal expert on study related documents, procedures and templates
  • Manage the coordination and contribute to the supply and tracking of study materials and equipment to clinical sites
  • Act as site monitor on assigned studies. Conduct all stages of site management from set up through to close out
  • Organize and contribute at study team meetings
  • Conduct data quality oversight activities associated with Contract Research Organizations and clinical service vendors
  • Set-up, populate and accurately maintain study information on tracking and communication tools
  • Contribute to and distribute presentation material for meetings, newsletters and websites
  • Maintaining the trial master file (TMF) and study site records
  • Provide support during audits and regulatory inspections

Essential requirements

What we are looking for:


  • Enthusiastic individuals who are keen to learn and with a genuine interest in the science and operations involved in creating new medicines
  • A professional demeanour and ability to act independently and work as part of a diverse team
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • An ability to coordinate, prioritize and complete multiple tasks
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proactive approach to problem solving
  • 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) grades A to C (new grades 9 to 5) including Maths, English and Science
  • 3 A levels (96 points) with at least 1 A level in a science subject at min grade C

Meet our people

Hear from some of our AstraZeneca apprentices on their experiences of what they have gained from their apprenticeship…

Steph Wilson

Rebecca Forster

William Ashworth

Emma Roberts

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