Pfizer CentreOne Undergraduate Contract Manufacturing

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Job Description

Pfizer UK Undergraduate Programme 2022/2023

Pfizer CentreOne Undergraduate Contract Manufacturing

Department Overview

Pfizer CentreOne is the embedded contract drug manufacturing organisation (CDMO) within Pfizer and has been successfully operating for over 40 years. We support external partners by sharing our many years of experience, and using our significant infrastructure, to manufacture their drug substances and drug products. This can be at the beginning of a partner’s development, or manufacturing late in product lifecycle, and can include regulatory and quality aspects, and Research & Development, among others. What this means is not only is Pfizer able to change patients’ lives through its own products but can contribute to the changes made by other organisations too!

What can I achieve and what will I be accountable for whilst completing a placement at Pfizer?

Working in a global environment, you can look forward to developing critical business skills, and being a valued team player. These skills will include communication through liaising with colleagues and external stakeholders, and multi-tasking through working on a variety of projects.

Pfizer CentreOne offers you the opportunity to develop combined business development and commercial skills, and gain insights in a broad range of therapeutic areas and pharmaceutical manufacturing. You will have the opportunity to work with a wide range of experts in those areas.

Pfizer also offers a diverse environment which allows employees numerous opportunities to grow and develop. This is a great chance to be part of the bigger picture, and to assist in ensuring Pfizer maintains a strong and diverse workforce, as well as developing a talent pipeline of future Pfizer colleagues. It is also a fantastic way to obtain a better comprehension of the pharma industry and the type of roles it has to offer.

Other tasks will include:

  • Providing support for the North American and European sales teams.
  • Leading and supporting global / regional initiatives and projects.
  • Collaborating with external industry partners.
  • Collaborating with Pfizer global manufacturing sites (including site visits as required).
  • Gaining a good comprehension of technical requirements for pharmaceutical manufacture.
  • Developing an in-depth knowledge of the different facets of Pfizer manufacturing, from a technical, engineering, and commercial perspective.

What other opportunities and benefits do Pfizer offer?

  • An opportunity to attend international conferences.
  • Active participation in building our commercial strategy.
  • Participation in a variety of volunteering activities. Pfizer offer 5 paid volunteering days per annum.
  • Attending or leading European team meetings and Cross functional projects.
  • Training around business development, manufacturing processes, and project management systems.
  • Participation in project assessment and management, and working with a variety of stakeholders, both internal and external.
  • Pastoral assistance throughout the programme from programme manager.

When can I start?

Placements will start on 5th September 2022 and will run for 12 months.


  • Studying for a degree at a UK University and taking placement year as part of a degree course or taking a Gap Year.
  • On target for a good degree classification
  • Passionate and pro-active approach
  • Project management expertise
  • Focused on personal development
  • Self-starter with the ability to work autonomously and as part of a diverse team
  • Passion to combine science with business
  • Mindful of Compliance and Confidentiality aspects

Please note that we only accept application forms. Please do not send over your CV or cover letter as they will not be considered.

Please note this role will close for applications on 31st October 2021



Breakthroughs that change patients' lives ... At Pfizer we are a patient centric company, guided by our four values: courage, joy, equity and excellence. Our breakthrough culture lends itself to our dedication to transforming millions of lives.

Digital Transformation Strategy

One bold way we are achieving our purpose is through our company wide digital transformation strategy. We are leading the way in adopting new data, modelling and automated solutions to further digitize and accelerate drug discovery and development with the aim of enhancing health outcomes and the patient experience.


We aim to create a trusting, flexible workplace culture which encourages employees to achieve work life harmony, attracts talent and enables everyone to be their best working self. Let’s start the conversation!

Equal Employment Opportunity

We believe that a diverse and inclusive workforce is crucial to building a successful business. As an employer, Pfizer is committed to celebrating this, in all its forms – allowing for us to be as diverse as the patients and communities we serve. Together, we continue to build a culture that encourages, supports and empowers our employees.

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