Science Industry Partnership

02 May 2019

The Science of Apprenticeships at AstraZeneca in Cambridge: Blog by Georgia Cresswell


“Earlier this week all the AstraZeneca apprentices and their managers from all areas of the business got together for a jam-packed day to celebrate apprenticeships.

“The day brought together apprentices from areas such as HR, Facilities Management and a variety of different science roles in one room to talk about their roles, projects they’ve worked on and celebrate the huge diversity of apprenticeships on offer. There was even a a quiz at the end of the day with some covetable chocolate eggs as prizes for the winners - a good incentive!

“It was really exciting to be given the platform to talk to all the other apprentices and their managers about my project.

“As one of the apprentices further along in the degree course of the Level 6 Laboratory Science apprenticeship, I was given the opportunity to talk about the project I carried out during the third year of my course. This was the project I had completed part time over several months and written up into a thesis to pass my foundation degree with the University of Kent. As an apprentice in pathology, my project focussed on developing assays to find proteins of specific cell types within kidney samples to help find out more about chronic kidney disease. It was really exciting to be given the platform to talk to all the other apprentices and their managers about my project.”

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