Are you an ambitious and dedicated student or a graduate who is interested in the Biotechnology and Pharma Industry?

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Lonza is a leading global Pharma and Biotechnology organisation employing over 15,000 people worldwide.

Our three year Lonza Graduate Development Programme based in Slough provides you with an opportunity to gain knowledge of the biological pharmaceutical industry. Rotations are offered in departments such as process development, quality assurance, manufacturing and analytics. This will equip you with industry specific skills for a successful career with one of the world’s leading suppliers to the Pharma & Biotech market.

Who you are:

  • You will have a strong interest in science and technology, with an eye for detail and a drive to work in a pharmaceutical environment
  • Holder of a 2.1 Degree or higher in a relevant science or engineering discipline

Please be aware due to the competitive nature of the Graduate Development Program, technical skill and strong academic records are necessary. However, in order to thrive and succeed in our company, this is just the start. Strong communication skills, extracurricular responsibilities and interpersonal skills also demonstrate valuable competencies, so be sure to give details of your attributes through the duration of our application process.

What you can expect from Lonza:

  • Enjoyable and detailed lab-based training, building on existing skills and the opportunity to learn new techniques
  • A permanent position with a competitive salary and benefits package, discounted gym membership and social events
  • The opportunity to make a valuable contribution within the organization that supports our overall goal of serving our customers and contributes to patient safety
  • Development initiatives designed to build behavioral and technical competence

Desirable attributes:

Lonza’s success depends on our employee’s application of our six core competencies. The competencies we will be looking for are:

  • Business acumen
  • Customer focus
  • Driving results
  • Leadership
  • Collaboration
  • Agility

Application Process and Timelines:

  • Successful candidates begin the Graduate Development Program in September
  • The recruitment process starts in October/November the preceding year



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  • Submit application

    Click here to submit a CV and covering letter before Wednesday, 5th January 2022.

  • The interview consists of pre-recorded competency-based questions, to which you will be given a window of time to record your answer.
  • Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an in-person virtual Assessment Centre (early February 2022). The day will consist of interviews, group tasks and individual presentations. You will have the opportunity to ask questions, meet Lonza leaders and learn more about the business. Please note this may change due to Covid-19.

  • Shortly after, offers will be sent to successful candidates.

 Akshay Anand
 Technologist, Manufacturing, Science & Technologies

"When I finished my Master's degree I knew I wanted a career in the pharmaceutical industry, but had no idea about the different roles and responsibilities that I could take. The Lonza Graduate Program is perfect as it gives you the chance to rotate through different departments to get an appreciation of the different roles at the company and ultimately find the right one for you."

 Leah Walker
 Technologist Analytical Services

"I chose Lonza's Graduate Program over PhD opportunities, as it allowed me to experience different departments inside the business to help me develop and discover where my talents excel. The leadership and personal development training available has improved my core skills that I wouldn't have had the opportunity to enhance and experience if I stayed in academia."

 Sarah Roberts
 Technologist Analytical Services

"Despite only being here a year, the Lonza Graduate Program has already enabled me to broaden my horizons and develop my knowledge of the biopharmaceutical industry. As we progress I'm becoming increasingly exposed to further business departments on a rotational basis allowing for a unique experience within multiple functions ensuring a well-rounded, diverse beginning to my career path."

 Gugan Bahra
 Informatics Technologist

"As a graduate of Biomedical Engineering, my career options were quite diverse. I chose to apply for this Graduate Program so that I could get a range of experience, broaden my network, and define where my passions excelled. The development training that is given is brilliant and has strengthened my understanding and practice of Lonza's competencies."