Graduate scheme

Greater London

At our heart we are committed colleagues. We offer interested people numerous opportunities and strongly believe in, and promote, diversity, equity and inclusion. As a company we offer roles based on merit, welcoming candidates of any gender, age, religious belief, sexual orientation, race, color, ethnic, social origin, or disability. Our team is growing and for this we need bright minds with creativity and flexibility – what talent do you have?

Our next generation of talent will shape the future of science and healthcare. We believe that developing our future talent is crucial to the work we do.

Here, you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission.

Programme Overview:

Our outstanding Graduate Leadership Programme comprises of 4 x 9-months placements. Each successful graduate will undertake tailored programmes across our Market Access, Medical and Marketing functions, as well as formal mentorship from one of our Leadership Team.

By providing a range of opportunities and experiences working across several key business areas, you will rapidly acquire a rounded understanding of the pharmaceutical industry, as well as gaining both technical and leadership skills.

During one or more of your placements, the emphasis will be on interacting with people outside of the organisation; this could involve anything from a customer facing in-field role, working with patient groups or influencing public policymakers.

You will embark on a structured training programme focused on developing some important business skills, which will be relevant regardless of which area of the business you are working in. These will cover topics as diverse as communicating with impact, managing projects and budgets, effective coaching and leadership development skills.

Person Specification:

  • Life Sciences Degree or equivalent (incl medicine/ pharmacy). 2:1 or higher grade. Applicants from students in their final year of study will be accepted, with offers contingent on successful graduation.
  • High levels of motivation and drive
  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Collaborative approach to problem solving
  • Evidence of potential to develop and take on senior roles in the pharmaceutical industry in due course
  • Relevant work experiences an advantage, but not required

At Takeda, we are transforming the pharmaceutical industry through our R&D-driven market leadership and being a values-led company. To do this, we empower our people to realise their potential through life-changing work. Certified as a Global Top Employer, we offer stimulating careers, encourage innovation, and strive for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our global teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world.

Empowering Our People to Shine

More Details

Apply by


Start date




Greater London

Cherry picked opportunties

Cherry picked opportunties

delivered directly to your feed