You can grow your career with us at Abbott and shape the future of healthcare. As a student, you will address some of the biggest challenges for health, and the work you undertake will provide real-life development opportunities and experiences.



From the beginning of your internship, you will work on meaningful activities and challenging projects with direct impact on our business.


You will have regular access to senior leadership and the opportunity to grow and learn from the best each day.


You will receive ongoing training, join a global community of interns, and can create your own network that can support you throughout the years. All this can boost your career … even to the point of becoming one of our leaders in the future.


You can use the benefits and programs we offer to help you live a full life, both in and out of the office.


Abbott offers a wealth of opportunities to graduates across varying fields of expertise in both graduate scheme style roles and also functional positions. All opportunities can be found advertised on our careers site. Roles include:

Professional Development Program (PDP)

The Global Operations Professional Development Program is structured to provide PDPs with broad growth and development through breadth and depth of operations experience. Assignments are often designed to be "stretch roles" with a steep learning curve for participants. Over the course of three years, PDPs will engage in three critical experiences to accelerate their learning and set themselves up for a successful career.

Graduate Scheme

Our manufacturing facility in Witney offers 2 local graduate schemes, 1 targeting STEM consisting of 6 rotations of 6 months each, and the other targeting systems engineering consisting of 2 rotations of 12-18 months each.

Functional Roles

As well as graduate schemes, Abbott also offers the opportunity for graduates to enter directly into business roles. Opportunities at this level span a number of divisions, and include technologist, scientist, associate clinical specialist, associate territory manager, technical service specialist, and associate engineer.


“During my internship I worked within the Heart Failure and Cardiac Rhythm Management divisions. The internship provided exposure to many aspects of the business including marketing, commercial and education as well as the opportunity to witness first-hand next generation cardiac devices improve customers’ lives. As an intern, I felt valued by the company and was given the autonomy to drive projects and initiatives that impact the business. The skills I developed and experiences I gained helped me secure my current role as a clinical specialist within Cardiac Rhythm Management. I was inspired by the passion for patient care across all aspects of the business during my internship and now I feel privileged to make a difference to customers’ lives and support cardiac services within my region.”

Alice Garnham, Former Intern, Current Clinical Specialist, UK

"I worked in multidisciplinary teams to perform validation testing. We tested the functionality of machines and production lines before they were used in production to ensure they operated correctly. These projects were invaluable experiences and helped develop my engineering and professional skills."

Elisha, Former Operations Engineering Intern, Witney UK

“During my internship with Abbott’s Medical business, I gained a range of experience across clinical, commercial, and educational divisions of the cardiac devices business. One of the fantastic features of this and interning with Abbott is the ability to rotate through different areas of the business to gain a comprehensive understanding of the entire industry. This ultimately made me a well experienced graduate going forward and equipped me with a wide range of useful skills and networking opportunities. Continuing on from my internship, I now work at Abbott as a field technical engineer which allows me to see first-hand the amazing work we do and the real difference we have on the lives of our customers.”

Joe Banfield, Former Intern, Current Field Technical Engineer, Electrophysiology, UK

"I have been absolutely blown away by the high calibre of CRM interns that I have been lucky to have worked with over the last 5 years. They have not only brought energy and fresh insight into our team, but they have also brought an unbiased perspective on our business which has helped to deliver on various projects. We have seen interns confidently delivering presentations to the whole division and also take lead roles in developing and delivering new internal training programmes.

Anna, Manager, Territory Manager, Cardiac Rhythm Management

"Student interns are very important for Abbott. It is a long-term commitment for the company – in the UK we have been employing student interns for as long as I have been with the company – which is over 22 years! We truly value the contribution that our interns bring and aim to ensure that they have a rewarding experience which sets them up for a future career. It demonstrates the success of our scheme that we have had a number of interns return and be employed full time.

Claire, Director, UK Diabetes Care Research and Development Team



Based on feedback from our interns, Abbott has earned a ChooseMyCompany  HappyIndex®Trainees 2024 certificate. This year we rank No. 1 in the HappyIndex®Trainees 2024 rankings.