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Animal Health IT Digital Graduate

Job/scheme locations: 
Milton Keynes
Type of opportunity: 
Graduate scheme
Application deadline: 


We offer an exciting 2-year graduate programme to graduates that are looking to work with us to deliver on our mission to save and improve lives. Our programme will give you the opportunity to collaborate alongside subject matter experts, bring your own ideas and share real responsibility whilst delivering on meaningful projects alongside a passionate, diverse and inclusive workforce.

Who we are

We are a global biopharmaceutical leader with a diverse portfolio of prescription medicines, oncology, vaccines and animal health products. We are driven by our purpose to develop and deliver innovative products that save and improve lives. With over 70,000 employees operating in more than 140 countries, we offer state of the art laboratories, plants and offices that are designed to Inspire our employees as we learn, develop and grow in our careers. We are proud of over 125 years of service to humanity and continue to be one of the world?s biggest investors in Research & Development.

We are officially certified by the Top Employer Institute and been awarded the exclusive Top Employer United Kingdom Certification for the third year running.

Job Description

Our Support Functions deliver services and makes recommendations about ways to enhance our workplace and the experience of working at our organization. Our Support Functions include HR, Finance, Information Technology, Legal, Procurement, Administration, Facilities and Security.

Our IT team operates as a business partner proposing ideas and innovative solutions that enable new organizational capabilities. We collaborate internationally to deliver the services and solutions that help everyone to be more productive and enable innovation.

This role will be part of the UK Animal Health IT team. The Animal Health IT team support the UK animal health commercial and manufacturing business. As part of the UK AH IT team you will be provided with the ability to rotate between:

  • Projects Delivery Team - Implement new IT systems and services
  • Business Analyst team  - Work with the business to look at how technology can be leveraged to advance business processes and deliver business outcomes

Each of these teams are key in delivering IT services for our UK AH business partners. The UK AH IT graduate will be presented with a unique opportunity to work in a commercial and manufacturing facing IT role as part of their rotation.

The UK AH IT team is a fast growing multi diverse team where fun and outcomes is at the heart of everything we do. The UK AH IT team has a mix of experienced individuals who can be leaned on to gain unique insights and experiences, whilst also containing a number of entry level talent in the form of student placements and graduates who can help with your graduate journey!


Projects Delivery Team

Implementation of new IT systems and services across commercial and manufacturing. In this role, you will be able to gain and practice key skills such as Project management, Vendor management, Systems development lifecycle, Stakeholder management. This role will also get broad exposure to a number of different IT technologies and platforms. The UK AH IT graduate will have the ability to take on full project management and lead on the delivery of a few small projects under the guidance of an experienced project manager. The Projects delivery team is an integral part of the UK AH IT team, this team enables the delivery of all new IT systems and services to our business partners

Business Analyst Team

Working with the business to look at how technology can be leveraged to advance business processes and deliver business outcomes. In this role, you will be offered the chance to gain business analysts skills such as requirements gathering

Technical Requirements

Studying/Studied a degree in a STEM related discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths)

Qualities we look for

  • Operates with a high level of integrity, transparency and accountability
  • Comprehends and aligns with our organization's core values
  • Aligns and fosters a culture of diversity and inclusivity
  • Demonstrates initiative, proactivity and academic curiosity
  • Encourages and boosts their colleagues through teamwork
  • Demonstrates clear and effective communication
  • Demonstrates a desire to learn and improve their performance through feedback

Start Date

Summer 2021


This graduate role will be based in our Milton Keynes location.

Deadline for applications

We assess applications on a rolling basis, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. This role will be removed once this position has been filled.

Other important information

Our presence in the UK goes back a long way. For over 80 years, we've been researching, developing and supplying new medicines and vaccines that prevent and treat diseases that occur at every stage of life.
Today we're one of the top five biopharmaceutical companies in the UK and employ over 2,000 people across five sites in Hertfordshire, Northumberland, Buckinghamshire, Edinburgh and London.

How are MSD in the UK adjusting our hiring process with COVID-19

At MSD in the UK our key priorities during the current COVID-19 outbreak are both maintaining supply of critical medicines to our patients and ensuring the health and safety of our employees and candidates. In support of Government measures to limit the spread of infection, we have therefore developed a new flexible, virtual route for candidates applying and interviewing for our open roles.

Equal Opportunities

We are proud to be a company that embraces the value of bringing diverse, talented, and committed people together. The fastest way to breakthrough innovation is when diverse ideas come together in an inclusive environment. We encourage our colleagues to respectfully challenge one another's thinking and approach problems collectively. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.

Search Firm Representatives Please Read Carefully

We do not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities. All CVs / resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at our company without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of our company. No fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by our company as a result of an agency referral where no pre-existing agreement is in place. Where agency agreements are in place, introductions are position specific. Please, no phone calls or emails.

What we look for 

In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come. We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization. Together we will continue Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth.


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