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Pfizer - Data Scientist Degree Apprentice (Regulatory)


Job Type

Job Function




Sandwich, Kent, UK

On-Site or Remote



About the Role

Duration  42 months    

Start Date  4/09/2023    

Interview Dates  April 2023    

Closing date for applications  3rd April 2023


The Regulatory Operations organization spans over ten Pfizer  offices in more than seven-time zones. Each year the group supports  approximately 45,000 submissions to 175 countries around the world,  within both established and emerging markets. The group operates in a  dynamic business environment and is a key contributor in ensuring  quality dossiers are submitted on time to Health Authorities for the  Pfizer portfolio.

The Regulatory Operations group have a strong continuous  improvement, project management and change management focus. We are  constantly evaluating and redesigning existing regulatory and  operational processes, both internally and externally to Pfizer,  performing cross-functional critical issue remediation and leading  project/change management initiatives at a global scale.

Pfizer’s Digital transformation is well underway, and we  recognise the importance of Data Science in structuring all this data,  making connections between data streams, contextualising data, and  making insights only possible with ‘big data’. As the Pharmaceutical  Industry evolves, the Regulatory Operations team and partner lines act  as key stakeholders in the innovation, design, and implementation for  new technical solutions, process designs and deployment through the  global teams and networks.

Overview of the Role

This role will support initiatives of varying complexity, for  which Regulatory Operations is either an owner or a major stakeholder.  The Regulatory Operations apprentice will:

  • Support the operation and evaluation of existing processes.

  • Contribute to the implementation of new or revised processes  that are driven by internal and external guidelines, technologies and  business strategies.

  • Contribute to and manage global projects which aim to drive  growth, improve business process and overall consolidate Pfizer’s  position as the premier pharmaceutical company.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support existing business processes while performing constant evaluation to drive continuous improvement.

  • Support business analysis and project management efforts to  assist in ensuring the success of a broad variety of global initiatives  and projects.

  • Connecting multiple systems to work together through programming and coding.

  • Manipulation of data to gain insights into processes and  translate this into knowledge to be communicated to relevant colleagues  and team members.

  • Issue resolution and escalation for prescribed projects.

  • Recognise and analyse potential issues and provide a  systematic approach to the solutions of these issues while noting any  practical constraints.

  • Contribute business solutions through influential partnerships with internal and external colleagues.

  • Support cross-functional, global teams as appropriate.

  • Develop and maintain documented procedures and guidelines as necessary.



Skills required

  • Problem solving with a logical thinking approach

  • Knowledge of document and data management concepts/philosophies

  • Basic knowledge of data analysis, data visualization and storytelling.

  • Ability to collaborate with a diverse mix of team members effectively.

  • Confident user of IT software including Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

  • Attention to detail and ability to summarise information and write up into a report or to deliver a presentation

  • Effective time management & prioritisation skills.

  • Ability to follow instructions and operate in a controlled  environment adhering to procedures for example safety, environment, and  risk management

  • Knowledge of programming skills e.g. Python (nice to have – not a requirement).

Personal qualities

  • Interest in document/data management to support retrieval/access

  • Desire to work and ability to thrive in a team environment

  • Ability to ask questions when working on an unknown or new package of work

  • Motivated to drive your career progression and development

  • Open to change and flexibility within a work environment

  • Ability to listen and take on board the opinion of others whilst also being able to positively influence colleagues

  • Self-driven and able to set goals which are realistic but also challenging


Qualification: BSc (Hons) Data Scientist

Apprenticeship standard: Data Scientist

Training Provider: Nottingham University

Delivery Model: Blended learning – combines remote online learning and face to face block release workshops delivered in Nottingham


Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, you will be eligible to apply for other positions within the business.


The apprentice must be able to demonstrate the required attitudes,  behaviours and interpersonal skills associated with the professional  workplace. The apprentice must be willing to commit an amount of  personal time to study. Please ensure you check out travel options to be  able to commute to the workplace.

About the Company


You’re the future. Your ambition, talents, ideas and unique way of  looking at the world will help us drive innovation in every part of our  business.

Our company purpose – “Breakthroughs that Change Patients’ Lives” –  guides our environmental sustainability priorities. We’re passionate  about protecting human health. That’s reflected in our environmental  sustainability goals: climate action & sustainable medicines.

Bringing Breakthroughs that Change Patients’ Lives goes beyond  breakthrough medicines. Climate change is impacting the health we  protect and the patients we serve. It’s the challenge of our age, we  need to act, and our customers and patients want us to act.

We leverage scientific innovation to reduce our environmental impact  through climate impact mitigation, conservation of resources and the  reduction of waste.

We will continue to work in partnership, using science to combat climate change together #ScienceWillWin

We need people with a hugely diverse range of talents. “Love Science?  Want to work on the business side? Get stuck into an apprenticeship to  launch a career in anything from working in the drug development labs to  paralegal service”.

Pfizer’s apprenticeship scheme, run in partnership with Cogent  Skills, offers the best of both worlds. You’ll work with world-leaders  in your field, from researchers to business gurus. You’ll study towards a  nationally recognised academic or professional qualification. And all  the time, you’ll be earning a highly competitive salary.

Looking for an alternative to college or university, where you can  earn while you learn, and build experience with a global leader? Find it  at Pfizer.

How to Apply

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