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IT Industrial Placement

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If you want to work for a company that makes a difference to people’s lives all over the world, consider Roche. You’re someone who wants to influence your own development. You’re looking for a company where you have the opportunity to pursue your interests across functions and geographies. Where a job title is not considered the final definition of who you are, but the starting point.

Our work in preventing, diagnosing and treating a range of health disorders through innovative products and services enhances both people’s health and quality of life. We focus on disease areas where the medical needs are greatest – such as cancer, viral infections, disorders of the metabolic and central nervous systems, and inflammatory diseases. Our diagnostics and pharmaceuticals businesses work together to develop integrated solutions that can be customised to individual patients' needs.

Our Pharmaceuticals site - Welwyn Garden City

Welwyn Garden City, the base for Roche’s UK Pharmaceutical business

We have 3 industrial placement opportunities open within our Global Informatics organisation working form our Welwyn site in Hertfordshire. You will be supporting and enabling our colleagues across the organisation with technology challenges. There is a progressive culture across the Welwyn site that embraces diversity, agile leadership and ways of working, feedback driven alongside many Health & Wellbeing services for colleagues. In 2020 the Welwyn workplace will undergo significant transformation to continue to support our employee experience further.

This is a great opportunity to gain experience by being part of an agile organisation where you can join different Squads and help develop new and existing products & services.

Onsite User Services & Adoption Services Industrial Placement

You could be part of a team where you contribute to the introduction of new technology and services to our workplace and work on the marketing and change management campaigns to ensure high adoption of new services.

You could also be reviewing our current technology and services and continuously improve the colleague (& customer) experience of these.

What you could be working on

  • Delivering reliable innovative and colleague focused technology services to enable Roche's commitment to the patient
  • Help our colleagues maximise value from our existing technology solutions especially our collaboration tools via creating educational and marketing campaigns.
  • Support workplace initiatives and drive colleagues experience.

If you have a curious mindset, enjoy collaborating across different teams, are innovative and a creative problem solver we would love to hear from you.

Business Analyst Industrial Placement

You could be working on scoping, planning and supporting the successful implementation of technology solutions by providing business analysis, best practice research, detailed requirements and user stories definition and user acceptance facilitation. You’ll be an interface between the business and IT functions working on initiatives that deliver solutions that help our teams fulfill our mission: to do now what patients need next.

What you could be working on

  • Supporting the project scoping phase. Collaborating with business and IT stakeholders on the business case development for new initiatives including high level solution options and resource estimates
  • Supporting the identification of the most appropriate technology solutions for Roche through formal RFI/RFP/RFQ (Request for Information/Proposal/Quotation) processes. Evaluate feasibility of potential solutions in collaboration with business users and Subject Matter Experts
  • On the basis of identified business needs be responsible for establishing fit-for-purpose user requirements and any related documentation as required by Roche´s Project Management Methodology agile framework
  • Participate in Squads working on significant enhancements to understand business needs and translate them into requirements
  • Defining KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) etc to enable measurement of expected benefits to actual implementation.

Data Science Industrial Placement

As a Data Scientist within the PDIX Data and Analytics Chapter, you will work closely with cross-functional teams to solve complex data problems enabling PD to transform data into actionable insights. You will collaborate with IT and business stakeholders to co-create data and analytics enabled solutions that help our teams fulfill our mission: to do now what patients need next.

What you could be working on

  • Leverage business acumen and technical expertise to drive the quick creation of high-impact Prototypes/PoCs
  • Advanced data projects including predictive learning, neural networks, machine learning, anomaly detection, predictive analysis, exploratory data analysis and other data science practices
  • Generate insights from data, enabling us to optimise business performance. Solve complex data problems and deliver the insight that helps to define our strategy and enable our organisation to reach our patients faster
  • Collaborate in multidisciplinary agile teams/squads to collect requirements, user specifications, approvals, and verify functionality and usefulness prior to full development of solutions
  • Collaborate with Data Engineers, Architects and Data and Analytics specialists to build lasting solutions to our data modelling.


How to Apply

Job ID Number: 202001-103233
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Opportunity Overview

  • March 12th, 2020
  • Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • Year-long
  • Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Analytics
  • Computer Science
  • Data Science
  • Information Technology
  • Maths

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