Why did you choose your company?

From speaking to friends in the company, it was clear that Roche was a company with equal opportunities, diversity and a genuine focus on doing the best for patients.

What do you do on a day-to-day basis?

I write and support in the production of medical and scientific documents. Which notify governing bodies of the safety and efficacy of our medicines.

Which skills/experience are key for your role?

People skills, project management, data interpretation and organisation.

What are the best things about your job?

I have the opportunity to learn how to work with people from people all across the company, understand what they do, what they can bring to each team and how I can support.

How does the graduate programme/scheme work?

My graduate scheme runs for two years, 1.5 years is spent in my parent department and 6 months in another product development department of my choice.

What sets your company apart from their competitors as a top graduate employer?

The opportunities and choice within Roche regarding where to go for my rotation was unmatched when I was looking for graduate schemes.

What’s next for you after the programme finishes?

I will be weighing my interests and looking for a job inside Roche.

What advice would you give someone applying for a role with your company?

Don’t let the job description put you off and transferable skills matter.

About the Employee

  • Name: Monalisa Quaidoo
  • Degree studied: Pharmacology
  • University attended: University of Hertfordshire
  • Job title: Regulatory Documentation Trainee
  • Location: Welwyn Garden City
  • Length of time with the company: 1.4 years