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Pfizer is proud to support the National Apprenticeship Programme.

If you share our passion for science and want to help make a difference to patients around the world, then take a look at the breadth of opportunities available to you and kick start your career with one of the world’s leading innovative biopharmaceutical companies.

We recognise the promise, passion, knowledge and diversity that talented people bring; that’s why we partner with Cogent Skills to offer apprenticeships across different disciplines from science careers to engineering, and paralegal to digital marketing.

Our apprenticeship scheme offers the best of both worlds – a unique opportunity to learn on the job alongside industry experts and professionals, whilst studying towards a nationally recognised academic or professional qualification. Our placements range from level 2 to level 7 depending on your chosen area, and, what’s more, earn a competitive salary while you’re doing it.


There are so many advantages gained from an apprenticeship, but the main advantage is the experience. During my time with Pfizer I have learnt so much, expanded my professional network enormous amounts, been exposed to opportunities otherwise closed to me, and all the while I’ve been earning money!”

Taryn Nanjiani, Higher Business Administration Apprentice, Global Regulatory Affairs Business Support Team, Pfizer UK

Spanning 3 UK sites, our apprenticeship scheme last between 12 months and 5 years, giving you hands-on experience in your chosen discipline as well as the opportunity to contribute to the future success of the company. We currently have apprentices enrolled on the following programmes:

  • HR
  • Engineering
  • Technician Scientist
  • Laboratory Scientist
  • Marketing
  • Digital Marketing
  • Project Management
  • Business Administration
  • Procurement
  • Finance
  • Legal
  • Science Manufacturing Technician


Our new apprentices will need the right blend of skills, education and ambition to make the most of every opportunity that comes their way.

We take great pride in supporting and developing early career talent across all of our Academia Work Programmes. We're currently supporting over 50 apprentices at our sites in Kent, Hampshire and Surrey. Having a strong apprentice programme in place enables Pfizer to attract and recruit talented individuals, helping to develop their skills and ensuring there is a strong future talent pipeline within the Pharmaceutical sector.”

Karl Treacy, Head of Recrutiment UK and Ireland, Pfizer UK

If you’re looking for an alternative route to college or university, our apprenticeship scheme could be just what you are looking for.


We're proud to be rated one of the Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers by Rate My Apprenticeship.


At Pfizer, we want to inspire and grow the next generation of British scientists and business leaders.


Important Notice
Beware of scams from individuals, organisations and Internet sites claiming to represent Pfizer in recruitment activities. A formal Pfizer recruitment process is required for all authorised positions posted by Pfizer prior to issuing an offer of employment. This Pfizer process includes an interview and never requires payment or fees from job applicants. If you receive a suspicious email message or phone call about recruiting on behalf of Pfizer, do not provide any personal information or pay any fees. Interested candidates should apply to current openings through this Pfizer website. Pfizer accepts no responsibility for any costs or charges incurred as a result of fraudulent activity.


PP-PFE-GBR-2045 / Oct 2019