Degree Apprenticeship

IT Consulting - Digital and Technology Solutions Degree Apprenticeship (BSc)

Who we are

Our UK Pharmaceutical head office is situated in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, with beautiful countryside surrounding the area. Supported by major motorways & airports as well as being a 30 minute train ride to London, access is easy. Our award-winning office, known as Hexagon Place, was opened in 2005 and provides a modern, flexible working environment with facilities that are second-to-none.

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Around 2,000 people work at our Welwyn office in Global Early Development (pRED), Global Product Development (PD), Commercial (Rx) and our Corporate functions. Roche offer a competitive salary plus the excellent benefits you would expect from a blue-chip organisation.

There is a fully equipped gym on-site, a library and information centre, and an active sports and social club.

We also have a subsidised staff restaurant providing foods to cater for every taste throughout the day. At the heart of the building is an informal meeting area known as The Street which features a coffee shop, snack machine and cashpoint.

A second building on-site, called The Hub, contains modern meeting room and conference facilities. Roche promotes personal well-being and work-life balance. Therefore, flexible working options will be considered for all roles at Roche UK.

Roche is committed to creating a diverse & inclusive environment.

The Position

We believe it’s urgent to deliver medical solutions right now – even as we develop innovations for the future. We are passionate about transforming patients’ lives. We are courageous in both decision and action.

We believe that good business means a better world. That is why we come to work each day. We commit ourselves to scientific rigour, unassailable ethics, and access to medical innovations for all. We do this today to build a better tomorrow.

We are proud of who we are, what we do, and how we do it. We are many, working as one across functions, across companies, and across the world.

We are Roche.

About the Apprenticeship:

Our Informatics organization is co-creating a better future for patients through technology and information. We are an agile organization that brings together great people who are passionate about technology innovation, and who thrive in dynamic, cross-functional, and mission-driven teams. 

Our agile organization is made up of structures called Domains and Chapters. Domains consist of Product Lines and Products that enable both foundational technology capabilities and engagement/co-creation with business teams. Our “Chapters” are centers of expertise of deeply skilled people deployed for maximum impact. These teams work together to deliver outstanding value to our business, patients, and customers.

This role is working within the Site Experience & Digital Workplace Chapter, which delivers great employee experiences when our employees interact with our technology solutions and workplace. 

In this role you require a broad set of skills in IT service management, project management business analysis, solutions development and change management just to name a few. You also need a passion for providing great employee experiences.  

During this exciting 4-year apprenticeship, you will work towards a fully funded Bachelor’s degree (BSc) specializing in IT Consulting whilst gaining valuable ‘on the job’ experience and mentoring from our talented experts at Roche.

What you could be working on

Working in a cross functional team you will contribute to the introduction of a variety of  innovative technology and digital services to our workplace, bringing a fresh perspective to the way we design and deliver technology solutions not just locally but globally by collaborating with different global teams.

You could be involved in analysing business requirements and choosing solutions to our challenges, deploying solutions and contributing to the marketing and change management campaigns to ensure high adoption of the new services and tools being introduced. 

You could be contributing to analysing data to ensure that our existing solutions have high satisfaction levels and are operating effectively and using this data to prioritise any future continuous improvement activities.

You could be helping our team provide first class employee experiences, technical support and educating and upskilling our colleagues so they make best use of our existing solutions or new solutions being deployed.  

Essential Qualifications required for the apprenticeship:

  • A Level BBB  
  • IB 30  
  • BTEC DDM  
  • T-level Merit  
  • GCSE C or 4 Grade C in GCSE English language and Mathematics

Application Process

Phase I:

Purpose - our focus on this first stage is to understand why you have applied for this role and what you will bring to the role to ensure team and personal success.

  • Cover letter & CV
  • Video interview

As part of your cover letter, Roche is keen to understand your motivation in applying for this position. You should, therefore, provide responses to the following:

  • Why Roche: What do you know about Roche and why do you want to work here?
  • Why you: If you had to choose a single example or achievement in your life, that you feel would make you suitable for this role, what would it be and why?

Your cover letter should not exceed one page.

** note any application without a cover letter will be automatically rejected. **

Phase II:

  • Final Assessment Centre Mar/Apr 2023

Start Date: September 2023

Application Deadline: 26 Feb 2023

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Job ID Number: 202210-136673
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