Welcome to Start IT Programme


Tech talents in demand

You've always had a strong interest in IT and went on to study informatics, engineering, digital sciences, mathematics or similar. As a result, so many options are now available to you! But how do you know which path is right for you?

Helping others is our purpose

The digitalisation of healthcare has created a direct link between information technology and patients. In the Roche Start IT programme, you can explore all corners of the field – maybe even surprising yourself with new interests – while making a difference to people’s lives.
Your passion can make an impact.
find roles at Roche after completion 
female participants
different nationalities

Programme content

Start IT is a programme for early-in-career talents that provides an entry gate into a company with global impact. The following bullets provide information about the structure of the programme, what's in it for you and what we expect from you as an applicant.
  • Duration: 18 months
  • Position based at a Roche IT site (Europe, North America or Asia. Accommodation support is provided once location is selected for you.)
  • Position includes at least one international rotation to another Roche site
  • Rotation tailored to your talents, areas of interest and development needs
  • Real work experience and project responsibilities
  • Exposure to various IT functions across Roche with hands-on experience
  • Professional and personal development – including mentoring and coaching
  • Experience and contributions within an innovative, corporate IT environment
  • Competitive compensation package

Who you are

You are someone who wants to influence their own development. You are looking for a company where you have the opportunity to accelerate your IT career by taking on assignments across different functions and geographies. You are someone who is looking for a job opportunity where you can really make a difference.

As an ideal candidate, you fulfill all of the requirements below:

  • You have an excellent academic background and recently graduated with a strong focus on information technology or similar
  • You are a strong team player with an understanding of the importance of innovation, transformation, digitalisation and business partnering
  • You are task orientated with first project experience
  • You have strong technical, quantitative and analytical skills
  • You have excellent communication skills with a multicultural mindset
  • You are a quick learner and passionate about continually adapting your skills and knowledge
  • You are fluent in English; an additional language would be an asset

Outcome and prospects

  • Enhanced knowledge of the Roche Pharmaceuticals and Diagnostics business and its product portfolio
  • Exposure to IT core processes as well as our Pharma and/or Diagnostics R&D, Commercial and Corporate Functions business
  • Global experience and cross-cultural understandings
  • Extensive global people network
  • Advanced readiness for global IT roles in a corporate environment

Support and guidance for next career step within Roche Informatics.

How to apply

The next recruitment cycle will start in 2024. 

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