Testimonials: Comments from past Undergraduate students

 

Pfizer have been employing undergraduate placement students on 12-month placements for over 10 years.

 

Students go back to university after their placement with a wealth of valuable industry and life experience and are better placed to make decisions about the next stage of their studies and career plans.

 

 

Let the students speak for themselves:

My year in the Digital Marketing team at Pfizer has been a fantastic experience which completely exceeded all expectations. My confidence to lead on my own projects stemmed from the phenomenal training I received throughout the year and also the support from my amazing team. Digital Marketing was so much fun to work in as every day was different. Digital is so fast paced, so I was constantly being challenged and taking on new and exciting projects. Overall, my year has provided me with incredible memories and a wide range of new skills that I would not have learnt at university. I would recommend Pfizer to any prospective student seeking experience in this industry.

 

Digital Marketing Undergraduate

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Working in the EU Regulatory Affairs department at Walton Oaks as part of a cross-indication team has been a great learning environment. I have not only learnt technical skills specific to regulatory and other functions, but have also progressed my communication and presentational skills. This progression comes as a result of the time invested in the placement scheme by the regulatory colleagues and managers. The students are provided with support and guidance throughout the year and encouraged to develop their knowledge and to pursue specific interests. The network that you develop at Pfizer is also wide-ranging and you are able to meet and learn from many people who are experts in their field. The progress I have made and the lessons I have learnt throughout the year will prove invaluable when returning to university and for my future my career.

 

Regulatory Affairs Undergraduate

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I have thoroughly enjoyed my year in industry with Pfizer Consulting and Execution. Coming to Pfizer as a Geneticist was a bit daunting as I had no previous business experience. I cannot thank the team enough for the welcome, training and opportunities I have received over the past year. I have networked with employees in teams across the business and gained a wide variety of new skills. Through my work on the Pfizer Healthcare Hub, I was able to use the skills I had learnt, such as project management and prioritisation, to help successfully run a Dragons Den pitch day with Healthcare Start Ups. I have been given more responsibility than I expected and have loved the challenge. The transferable skills a year in industry provides are so valuable and I would highly recommend this placement.

 

Pfizer Consulting and Execution Undergraduate

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An undergraduate placement at Pfizer has left me with a plethora of knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry and lifelong skills. The skills I have gained at Pfizer not only relate to my degree, but are highly transferable, therefore can be applied to any profession. Since day 1, I was given independent responsibility of projects with real-time decisions and impact. I was never seen as an ‘intern’, but a valuable colleague throughout the whole placement. This is down to the friendly atmosphere at Pfizer, which creates a hardworking but fun working environment. The investment in you as an individual surpassed my expectations; international business trips, government meetings and in-house/off-site training courses were offered to me. This just shows that Pfizer are determined to build you as an individual, ensuring that after 12 months, you leave a ‘changed’ person with lifelong skills and memories you’ll never forget.

 

European & International Regulatory Policy Undergraduate

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During my 12 months in Talent Acquisition I have developed through real responsibility on a plethora of live and business critical projects. I have felt valued by my colleagues who always take time from their busy schedules to aid my development on a 1-1 basis. Moreover I have been able to explore several of my key interests in recruiting and my team has been more than happy to facilitate this. Overall I would highly recommend Pfizer to any driven and motivated undergraduates. This year has been challenging and tested my abilities but I have grown and progressed hugely both personally and professionally.

 

Talent Acquisition Undergraduate

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