Environment Undergraduate

Pfizer Inc.

Sandwich, United Kingdom

Job posting number: #7180261 (Ref:pf-4891901)

Posted: September 19, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Environment Undergraduate

Global Workplace Solutions
UK Research and Development and Commercial Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Department

Department Overview

Pfizer UK is involved in the discovery, development, manufacture and sale of medicines for the treatment of diseases in humans.

It is vital that we conduct our business in a manner that safeguards not only the health and safety interests of our customers, colleagues, investors, business partners but also the communities and environment in which we operate and all live.

We believe that environmental, health and safety excellence enhances our business and social performance through the minimisation of losses and liabilities and we constantly strive to improve our culture to one where environment, health and safety is embedded across the business and accepted as ‘the way we do business round here’.

The Pfizer UK Environmental, Health and Safety department manages and maintains the management system framework and provides support in the form of advice, guidance and training across a hugely diverse range of environmental, health and safety topics, to allow the business to achieve these aims.

As Environment Undergraduate, you will naturally focus your efforts in promoting our environmental programmes and initiatives. You will gain knowledge of a wide range of environmental topics and activities, to support delivery of our environment and sustainability strategy to achieve Net Zero by 2040 and have the opportunity to promote our green programmes through participation in the hugely successful Pfizer Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Ambassador programme.

If you would like to help us change behaviours and further improve our culture to one where working sustainably and thinking about the environmental impact of our activities becomes second nature to all of us working at Pfizer, then we would like to hear from you.

What can I achieve and what will I be accountable for whilst completing a placement at Pfizer?

After the necessary training and under close tutelage this role will provide valuable resource for the delivery and day to day activities described above.  The role will involve interactions within commercial offices, research laboratories and drug production facilities across our main sites and facilities and will provide the role holder with valuable first-hand experience of the environment, health and safety management systems and programmes necessary to maintain business operations and the risk profiles in each of these workspaces.


The role is interesting and varied and will include:

  • Working within the UK environmental, health and safety management system, in particular with a view to preparing Pfizer for compliance with ISO 45001 and ISO 14001 (ISO – international organization for standardisation).
  • Assisting the UK environmental, health and safety governance structure, through attendance at Environment, Health and Safety Committee meetings, conveying key information and documenting outcomes.
  • Participating in the UK Environment and Sustainability Steering Group, with active involvement in delivery of the steering groups communication strategy.
  • Management of the UK Sustainability Team to support the fostering of ideas to enhance our environmental culture.
  • Involvement in and where appropriate opportunity to lead improvement projects in environmental management and reporting.
  • Providing hands-on practical advice, guidance and support to the business across a range of topics, such as Pfizer’s energy efficiency programmes, waste management, risk assessment, incident investigation.
  • Maintenance of environmental, health and safety information on the teams SharePoint site.
  • Data enquiry and review, including preparation of performance reports for site leaders and legislators (Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting and Carbon Reduction Plan), to satisfy legislative requirements and identify trends and continuous improvement opportunities.
  • Assistance with environmental, health and safety auditing, inspection and monitoring programmes.
  • Compiling promotional communications for topical environmental, health and safety items, for example supporting advance of our environment and sustainability strategy.
  • Participating in the Pfizer environmental, health and safety culture programme, to foster a ‘Generative’ Culture within Pfizer.
  • Involvement in and where appropriate opportunity to lead improvement projects in partnership with the My Green Lab UK community.

What other opportunities and benefits do Pfizer offer?

You will have an opportunity to travel within the UK and visit our Research and Development and Commercial facilities.

You will be expected to attend relevant conferences and seminars to represent Pfizer and disseminate relevant information as necessary.

You will receive a competitive salary along with benefits including 25.5 days annual leave.

When can I start?

Placements will start on 2nd September 2024 and will run for 12 months.


Type of person we are looking for, in relation to ‘Skills’, ‘Knowledge’ and ‘Motivation’:

  • Completing placement as part of a University Degree or Gap Year.
  • Good verbal, written and presentation skills.
  • Good soft people skills, with an engaging personality.
  • Confidence to liaise with Pfizer personnel within different departments and different levels of seniority.
  • Ability to interpret data using Microsoft suite of tools to generate creative reports.
  • Passionate and energetic approach with an interest in environmental sustainability.

Who can apply?

Applicants must be completing placement as part of a degree course at a UK University, either through Year in Industry/Industrial Placement or Gap Year.

This position will close for applications on 1st October 2023

Please access the Word version of the Application Form here: Undergraduate Vacancies | Pfizer UK and find instructions as to how to complete your application


Work Location Assignment: Flexible


Breakthroughs that change patients' lives... At Pfizer we are a patient centric company, guided by our four values: courage, joy, equity and excellence. Our breakthrough culture lends itself to our dedication to transforming millions of lives.  

Digital Transformation Strategy

One bold way we are achieving our purpose is through our company wide digital transformation strategy. We are leading the way in adopting new data, modelling and automated solutions to further digitize and accelerate drug discovery and development with the aim of enhancing health outcomes and the patient experience.


We aim to create a trusting, flexible workplace culture which encourages employees to achieve work life harmony, attracts talent and enables everyone to be their best working self. Let’s start the conversation!  

Equal Employment Opportunity 

We believe that a diverse and inclusive workforce is crucial to building a successful business. As an employer, Pfizer is committed to celebrating this, in all its forms – allowing for us to be as diverse as the patients and communities we serve. Together, we continue to build a culture that encourages, supports and empowers our employees.

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We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer and we encourage you to put your best self forward with the knowledge and trust that we will make any reasonable adjustments necessary to support your application and future career. Our mission is unleashing the power of our people, especially those with unique superpowers. Your journey with Pfizer starts here!

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Job posting number:#7180261 (Ref:pf-4891901)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Pfizer Inc.
New York,New York
United States
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