MBA & Student Opportunities

Lilly is looking for the next generation of talented, ambitious and committed people who think differently and are driven to develop innovative solutions.

Our MBA Opportunities

Learn about our business, develop important relationships and strengthen your skillset. 

We offer 10-week MBA internships and a full-time corporate MBA programme, where you will learn about the pharmaceutical industry within the global marketplace and be given both the exposure and trust to lead on key projects. 

Our full-time MBA programme will provide you with opportunities to develop a global career path through a variety of challenging roles. Throughout your time with us, you will be supported by our senior management team who can mentor, develop and inspire you to become a future leader.

Our Application Process: 

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Our Student Placement Program

Kick-start your career, develop an understanding of the industry, and build on your problem-solving skills. 

Our 12-month student placement programme will provide you with an insight into life in our global pharmaceutical company. You will be given real responsibility by playing an important role in exciting and meaningful projects. With relevant training, helpful feedback and a strong network supporting you throughout the year, you’ll be making a difference to patients' lives.

Undergraduate roles begin in July and include a competitive salary, 25 days holiday and a variety of other benefits.

Our Application Process:

Applications for our 2022 placement roles are now closed. Please keep an eye out for updates to this page.  

Available Placement Roles

Role Description

icon-communcate-blue Public Affairs Associate

Role Description:

The Public Affairs team maintains crucial relationships with the media, parliamentarians, public officials and community stakeholders. In this role, the student is responsible for handling media enquiries, drafting political correspondence and assisting in the development of corporate responsibility and advocacy strategies; offering the opportunity to apply political and communications theory at a multi-national company.

icon-pill-blue Pricing, Reimbursement & Access Associate

Role Description:

The Pricing, Reimbursement and Access (PRA) team is responsible for demonstrating to the NHS that Lilly’s medicines demonstrate value for money and ensuring patients have access to healthcare innovation. In this role, the student will have the opportunity to develop promotional materials for the field team to influence local budget holders. This role requires the student to work cross-functionally alongside the different brand teams.

icon-checklist-blue Regulatory Affairs Associate

Role Description:

The Regulatory Affairs team is responsible for obtaining, maintaining and managing medicinal product marketing authorisations and clinical trial authorisations in line with legal requirements and business goals. In this role the student works under supervision in conducting various regulatory activities for the UK, Irish and Maltese markets which involves interactions with numerous internal functions as well as national competent authorities.

icon-math-blue Statistician & Statistical Analyst

Role Description:

Statisticians and Statistical Analysts have a critical role to play in support of medical research. Analyses can focus on safety & efficacy, pharmacokinetics, early signals to see if the drug is working, or to inform decisions during pricing and reimbursement discussion with governments. You will be closely integrated into the work across our European department as well as potentially working with doctors, scientists, sales and academia.

icon-magnifying-glass-blue Quality Associate

Role Description:

The Quality Assurance team fulfils our commitment to provide customers with high quality products by assuring the safety, identity, strength, purity and quality of our marketed products. We comply with regulations and Lilly quality objectives to ensure patient safety, customer satisfaction and compliance with health authorities' expectations. Your role will involve working cross-functionally with local and international teams within Lilly as well as third parties contracted by Lilly.

icon-first-aid-blue Medical Affairs Associate

Role Description:

The Medical Affairs team provide scientific and clinical expertise that bridge the gap between product development and product commercialisation. In this role, the student will work cross-functionally to support Lilly’s therapeutic teams. Largely, the student will support a team of Medical Educators to develop, maintain and continuously improve a highly commended diabetes education programme.

icon-presentation-blue Brand Marketing Associate

Role Description:

The brand marketing teams are aligned with a disease area and corresponding medications. The brand marketing teams implement the brand strategy and support many functions to deliver this. In this role the student will have the opportunity to; assist on many projects, manage and ensure compliance of materials, organise national and local meetings and create promotional and educational content.

icon-research-blue Market Research Associate

Role Description:

The Market Research (MR) team is responsible for discovering actionable insights that influence business decisions by championing the voice of the customer. In this role the student will have the opportunity to support the management of market research projects, create and implement surveys, conduct desk research, and perform ad-hoc data analyses. Cross-functional, collaborative working will be essential in this role.

icon-calculator-blue Finance Associate

Role Description:

The Planning and Financial Reporting Team is part of the wider finance organisation and plays a critical role in supporting many teams in the business through ensuring correct reporting of financial data, driving for investment maximisation and collaborating with those teams to build robust financial forecasts. In this role, the placement student will have a very rounded finance experience including business partnering with other teams, accounting, financial reporting and supply chain management.

icon-target-blue Procurement Associate

Role Description:

As a Procurement Associate, your aim will be to help deliver a competitive edge for Lilly by linking external supplier capabilities to internal business needs. By facilitating strategic sourcing activities, which aim to bring the outside in, it will be your responsibility to help bring new, innovative and cost saving opportunities to the business, that allow for future pipeline investments and greater value for our patients.

icon-graph-blue Business Analyst Associate

Role Description:

The IT team is responsible for being a gateway for the business departments to the IT platforms that we use. In this role, the student will have the opportunity to take requirements from our business partners and drive the development for a solution that meets their needs. This role requires the student to work cross-functionally, and also gives the chance to both communicate and work with external parties.

icon-speed-blue Systems Analyst Associate

Role Description:

The IT solution delivery team is responsible for delivering projects from many different business areas from many different countries. In this role, the student will work with teams and vendors across the globe and have the opportunity to learn and participate in a range of IT roles, including; project manager, IT consultant, business integrator, and data & analytics. This requires the student to sit between IT and business areas and be able to communicate business value from IT.

icon-laptop-blue Developer

Role Description:

The Enterprise DevOps, Automation & Tools (EDAT) team is responsible for enabling & empowering global IT teams across Lilly to adopt modern tools and software processes, so they can build & deliver value to the business quicker. In this role, a student developer will have the opportunity to build scripts to drive automation, front end applications to provide an interface for non-technical people & backend API's to power process.



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