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Graduate Trainee - Early Career Program



Bratislava, Slovakia
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Company Description

AbbVie's mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines and solutions that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people's lives across several key therapeutic areas – immunology, oncology, neuroscience, and eye care – and products and services in our Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at www.abbvie.com. Follow @abbvie on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.

Job Description

Why to join AbbVie’s Early Career Program as Graduate Trainee?

Do you want to make a difference? Are you interested in an international career? Join us. We accept that challenge.

Our Early Career Program develops AbbVie’s leaders of tomorrow through differentiated rotational assignments, leadership development and learning experiences. In just 24 months you will gain hands-on experience in three key areas and kick-start your career at one of the industry leaders.

Do you want to be part of a great team? We’ve been recognized across the globe (including Czechia and Slovakia) as a Great Place to Work®. No matter your role, level, or background - we want you to grow and succeed. We offer learning and development programs that empower you to advance your career and achieve your personal goals. Experiential learning, formal training, and performance management, along with coaching and mentoring by our business leaders, are all designed to help you grow, maximize you potential and clarify your career aspiration by the end of the Program. This will develop you into a key contributor and future leader within AbbVie. We foster a culture of curiosity, encouraging lifelong learning and development. You will have the opportunity to work collaboratively, cross-functionally and globally, with a group of top professionals.

Overview of the Early Career Program

The Early Career Program gives you an opportunity to apply for a Graduate Trainee position starting in October 2024 in our offices in Prague or in Bratislava.

This opportunity covers a 2-year Program, with 3 assignments of 8 months each, rotating across the following departments:

Commercial: Work closely with the brand teams to support product launches and bring AbbVie products to market. Gain a strong understanding of marketing fundamentals, strategy, sales, and commercial policies and practices. Define and implement brand strategies and productivity indicators used in measuring performance and efficiency. Manage planning, monitor the competitive environment, and develop a high level of product and therapeutic disease knowledge to promote the appropriate use of AbbVie products to our stakeholders – by shadow visiting with Product specialists.

Customer Excellence: Develop understanding of the competitive landscape, navigate dynamics of the market, and establish a deep understanding of the drivers of AbbVie’s performance.

Medical Affairs: Assist in responding to medical inquiries and update the medical information database with the latest clinical and product information. Support the preparation of scientific materials and communication materials. Provide administrative support for ongoing clinical trials, including documentation management and coordination with clinical sites. Support the organization of medical events. Ensure adherence to ethical standards and compliance with policies and regulations.

Pharmacovigilance: Assist in the collection, processing, and documentation of adverse event reports and accurate data entry of into the pharmacovigilance database. Help in preparing and submitting safety reports to regulatory authorities. Support the team in signal detection activities. Contribute to the development and maintenance of risk management plans and periodic safety update reports.

Market Access: Cooperate on development of integrated access strategy. Define value proposition of brands. Monitor competitors and communicate potential impact to teams. Collaborate with cross-functional brand teams.


Skills and qualifications

  • Master´s degree in medicine, pharmacy or life sciences, obtained between 2022-2024;
  • Top Academic track record with extracurricular activities;
  • 1– 2 years’ work experience desirable, international experience is a plus;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;
  • Proficiency in English and Czech/ Slovak languages;
  • Proven track record of teamwork, adaptability, innovation, initiative, and integrity;
  • Excellent analytical skills and the ability to identify and understand complex issues and problems, providing appropriate recommendations;
  • Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal, influencing and negotiation communication skills;
  • Global mindset to thrive in a diverse cultural environment and strong interest in mobility.

Additional Information


  • Vacations: 5 days above the basic legal entitlement.
  • Flexi days: 4 days per year of paid leave in the event of sudden sickness or short-term medical indisposition without presenting a certificate of incapacity for work.
  • Contribution to sport, regeneration, and culture activities.
  • Growing your potential through continuous development of knowledge and skills, with the possibility to be offered a permanent role within our company at the end of your rotations.

You are invited to watch a short video about us: https://abbvie.widen.net/s/ghfzxq6lbg/abbvie_brandlaunchvideo_1920x1080_work6

If interested in this opportunity, please apply before July 31st, 2024 through this website.

AbbVie is committed to operating with integrity, driving innovation, transforming lives, serving our community and embracing diversity and inclusion. It is AbbVie’s policy to employ qualified persons of the greatest ability without discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, status as a protected veteran, or any other legally protected group status.