• Skills
  • Responsibilities
  • Support & Guidance
  • Culture
  • Your Impressions


  • 1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis.
  • Daily tasks - tracking regulatory submissions, preparing documents to submit to regulators, responding to queries about submissions from regulators Daily interactions - liaise with regulatory colleagues to make strategic decisions on products licensure in various regions, liaise with labelling colleagues to ensure the relevant updates are made to a product's labelling, liaise with submissions management to plan and carry out regulatory submissions Responsibilities - maintaining licences (renewals, PSURs), marketing authorisation applications, CTA amendments, variations


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • I have developed my existing communication and planning skills. Working from home during the coronavirus pandemic allowed me to develop my online communication skills. As a regulatory strategist, you have to be very analytical and precise in planning submissions and recognising problems early on so they can be quickly and effectively solved and during my placement year I have gained analytical and problem solving skills. I've also gained confidence this year.

  • How would you rate the training provided during your experience?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate your development of industry-specific skills during the experience?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate your development of personal / soft skills during the experience?
  • 5/5

  • Please rate how these skills have helped you in your career development
  • 5/5


  • 3. Were you given much responsibility during your placement / internship?
  • Yes. The level of responsibility you are given increases during your placement as you complete your training and develop your skills. You are given real and important responsibilities.

  • Please rate how meaningful the work you were doing was
  • 5/5

    Support & Guidance

  • 4. How much support and guidance did you receive during your placement / internship?
  • Everyone at Pfizer was so friendly and willing to help. If I had any issues there were multiple people I could go to for help and I would always get the support I needed. Furthermore, Pfizer as a company has great procedures in place to ensure you are well supported and looked after.

  • How would you rate the support and guidance from your line manager?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the support and guidance from the wider team?
  • 5/5


  • 5. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • The inclusive and positive company culture at Pfizer was something I was really impressed by during my placement year. Pfizer have numerous schemes, workshops and initiatives in place to ensure equity and diversity within the company. Pfizer values are excellence, courage, equity and joy and I really feel that these values accurately describe the company culture.

  • How would you rate the inclusiveness of the culture?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the social opportunities?
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate the diversity initiatives?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the charity, sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives?
  • 4/5

    Your Impressions

  • 6. To what extent did you enjoy your placement / internship?
  • I really enjoyed my placement with Pfizer as it allowed me to develop both professionally and personally and gave me a great insight into regulatory affairs and the pharmaceutical company as a whole. Even though I was working from home throughout the entirety of the placement I was still given the same level of responsibility and had opportunities to network virtually.

  • Please rate your level of enjoyment on your placement / internship
  • 5/5

  • Please rate how your experience met your expectations
  • 5/5

  • Please rate the future employment prospects at Pfizer
  • 5/5

  • 7. Would you recommend Pfizer to a friend?
  • Yes

  • 8. What advice would you give to others applying to Pfizer
  • Do it! Make sure you research the company values and what Pfizer is all about. I'm sure you'd really enjoy a placement/job at Pfizer.

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Placement Year (10 Months+)


South East

August 2021

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