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About Pfizer

Pfizer has a rich heritage of working within the UK since our first facility was opened back in 1952.

Over the past 65 years, we have continued to invest in the UK and are committed to working with the NHS and other healthcare organisations across the industry developing solutions to improve the delivery of care and patient outcomes.

In 2016, we spent over £250 million supporting research and development carried out in the UK and contributed to 162 collaborations with universities, pharmaceutical companies, industries and others. Through collaborations with scientists, academics and clinicians, sharing knowledge, skills and expertise we aim to improve the health and lives of people in the UK and around the world. During 2016, we had 55 clinical trials on-going in the UK, across 292 UK sites, involving over 4,000 patients since the trials started.

Every year in the UK, we recruit undergraduate degree students onto our 12 month Undergraduate Placement Scheme.

The scheme provides paid placements across all the business units within Pfizer UK, including our commercial business and Research & Development.

Throughout your placement, you will contribute to live departmental projects and be given real responsibility.

It's a fantastic opportunity to gain an insight into how one of the world's leading innovative biopharmaceutical companies operates, while advancing your own academic knowledge and technical skills.

The placements are available at three of our sites; Sandwich in Kent, Hurley in Berkshire and Tadworth in Surrey. All our sites have state of the art modern facilities, which can include (depending on location), staff restaurant, coffee shop, gym, free on-site parking and a Pfizer bus service from surrounding towns. What's more, you'll enjoy an industry competitive salary, 25.5 days holiday and a wide range of other benefits.

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Pfizer Latest Reviews

  • Operational Improvement & Excellence Industrial Trainee

    An excellent time at the company with exposure to a huge number of opportunities in the business, ability to work with global colleagues on very senior projects....


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  • Undergraduate European Regulatory Strategist

    I enjoyed my work placement at some times more than others. During busier times when I had more work to do it was more enjoyable, however towards the end of placement there was less work available for...


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  • Undergradate Analytical Chemist

    I very much enjoyed my placement. Everyone was very welcoming and I found the work rewarding. I learnt a lot about the industry and about analytical chemistry. I felt as though my work was valuable an...


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Industrial Trainee Placement

Placement Year (10 Months+)


I have never been involved in anything like this before, so it’s really exciting as it is providing me with plenty of challenges

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Number of Placements Available This Year

2:1 (Two One)

Predicted Degree Class Required To Apply

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[2018] RateMyPlacement Top 100 [2017] RateMyPlacement Top 100 [2016] RateMyPlacement Top 100