• 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.
  • My role involved connecting with key internal stakeholders in order to understand about different patient engagement projects happening across the business. I also attended various meetings with external stakeholders and agencies and autonomously worked on various projects I was leading on.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • My communication skills and presentation skills have improved exponentially. I have become a lot more confident and have learnt how to handle challenging situations independently. I have learnt a great deal about the principles for effective and meaningful patient engagement and completed training courses on this subject. I have also been challenged to improve my skills in areas I am less confident in, such as scientific writing. I am also a lot more knowledgeable about the pharmaceutical industry and the strict regulations that govern it.

  • 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?
  • I was given more responsibility than I ever could have imagined prior to beginning my placement. I led on multiple projects and was given the opportunity to develop my own ideas into business critical projects.

  • 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?
  • I received a great deal of support during my placement. My line manager was absolutely fantastic and she really struck the balance perfectly of ensuring I was never overwhelmed yet also pushing me out of my comfort zone and challenging me. My wider team also mentored me and essentially co-managing me, going above and beyond to teach and guide me. I also was allocated an excellent buddy when I started the programme and was encouraged to build friendships and support networks with my peers which I did despite the entire placement being virtual.

  • 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 company had an excellent culture which ensured that even the least senior member of the team (me) felt valued and listened to. There were countless out of role initiatives I was able to get involved in to meet other parts of the business as well as sessions on self advocacy. There were a lot of sessions and initiatives on gender equality which I found extremely helpful and supportive. Pfizer also gives its colleagues 5 volunteering days to use. I was able to spread my volunteering days out across the year to volunteer for a few hours every month with the same charity.

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

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

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

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

    Your Impressions

  • 6. To what extent did you enjoy your placement / internship?
  • This placement was the best decision I have made. I have changed so much during this year and have genuinely really enjoyed the work I have been doing. I have enjoyed even more so working in such a supportive team and I really feel the values and culture of the company align with my own. I am looking forward to returning on the graduate scheme to Pfizer when I have finished my degree.

  • 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
  • The interview process feels alot more personal than other companies as it is all about your application form and interviews rather than doing various online tests. The assessment centre is a enjoyable experience and really allowed me to see what Pfizer is really like. If i could go back and speak to myself before the assessment centre I would say not to be so nervous as the assessment centre is as much about you getting to know what Pfizer is like as it is for them to get to know you.

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Placement Year (10 Months+)


Greater London

August 2021

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