Clinical Study Operations Undergraduate

by Pfizer


  • 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.
  • I have worked closely with a number of experienced study managers and clinical trial assistants to develop a great understanding of the clinical trial lifecycle. I attend team meetings virtually to discuss clinical trial progress, and also work independently on tasks assigned to me. I work with different systems and excel on a daily basis.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • I have developed my presentation and excel skills greatly during my placement. I have learnt some great tips and tricks for using excel which I feel will come in very handy when completing my final year at university. I also believe that my written and verbal communications skills have improved throughout my placement, which I believe has consequently increased my personal confidence.

  • 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 lots of responsibility during my placement, and probably more than I was initially expecting. However, I feel that I have been fully supported the whole time as colleagues have always been so willing to help whenever needed.

  • 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 lots of support during my placement. This support came from my manager, supervisor and HR. I had regular conversations with these colleagues where they would ask how my workload was, if I had any questions or if there was anything they could help me with. Throughout my placement I have always felt that I have multiple people that I can ask for help and advise with my work.

  • 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?
  • I thought the atmosphere was extremely friendly and welcoming. I always felt comfortable enough to ask people for help or advise with work. I also got involved in two colleague resource groups within the company which create a really nice environment.

  • 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?
  • I have really enjoyed my placement and will miss it when I go back to university. I believe that I have learnt so much during my time with Pfizer and that I have developed considerably as a person.

  • 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
  • I would say that you should be yourself throughout the application process and not be afraid to ask any questions you may have. I would also say that if you are successful in your application, then you should take as many of the opportunities presented to you as possible.

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Placement Year (10 Months+)


South East

May 2022

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