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Roche: Take Charge of Your Career as a Young Professional

Posted on 2022-07-19 09:00:00

Have you ever wondered what it is like to have a great and fulfilling career? Great careers are created when you take charge of your own development. Simple steps like embracing a growth mindset to try something new on a regular basis will equip you with new skills and help you see beyond your current career or sector.

At Roche Services & Solutions APAC, we bring our business purpose to life by unlocking the full potential in all our people to meet our patient’s needs today and in the future. We deeply care about what makes working at Roche Services & Solutions APAC a rewarding experience for our employees.

Your voice is valued:
We are committed to creating an inclusive workplace where each individual can thrive, contribute and realise their full potential.

Global Diverse Community:
Experience working in multicultural teams alongside colleagues from all corners of the globe by co-creating with teams and stakeholders from various domains.

Endless Opportunities to Grow:
Whether direct entry or an internship program, there are many opportunities for your start into a professional life at Roche. Employees at Roche Services and Solutions APAC are encouraged to develop an agile mindset by continuing to learn and grow in areas of end-to-end business solutions including Finance, Procurement, Human Resources, and IT.

Work-Life Integration and Benefits:
Roche is a community beyond work, from flexible working hours, to Zumba classes, badminton sessions, and games room, it is no doubt that Roche cultivates a culture of wellness that is in tune with our team's preferences.

Industry Recognition
The following recognition from the Industry affirms that we are on the right path to creating the a great place to work by nurturing the best experience for our team: Roche Services & Solutions APAC was recognized as the ‘Kincentric Best Employer’ in 2020 and even secured the ‘TalentCorp Life at Work: Work Life Integration' Award in 2019. Recently, we have been voted as Malaysia's most preferred employer for 2021 by the Graduan Brand Awards with 1st Place in the Pharmaceutical & Healthcare category and 3rd place in the Shared Services Category.

Let's hear from our employees on how they took charge on their career and made their journey successful:

My field of study isn't a show-stopper!
Before joining Roche as a Travel & Expense (T&E) Associate (Japanese speaker), I was in the engineering field. I was unsure at first whether it was a good decision to leave my field of study.

Starting from scratch in an unfamiliar area, I discovered that I enjoyed learning new things and taking on new challenges. One of my accomplishments was starting in July 2020 and being promoted to T&E System Analyst in September 2021. This is not a flex; rather, it emphasizes how Roche provides numerous opportunities for us to grow and advance in our careers. So, do I regret leaving my previous field and joining Roche? My response is a definite 'NO' 😊

My advice to today's youth is to embrace challenges because they will help you grow and improve, just as they did for me!
- Faten Hakim Mohamad Zaini, T&E System Analyst

Embrace challenges for self-progression!
I was never an exceptional student, but I always aspired to make a significant contribution to society. So here I am today at Roche, contributing to our purpose of "doing now what patients need next". In September 2019, I stepped in as an intern in the Solution center (Sales & Commercial team). At that point, I had very little idea what it was like to work in a top biotech company like Roche. What captivated me most was the unique culture that enabled people to thrive. I gained invaluable experience during my internship, and when I was offered a permanent role, it was a dream come true! I took on an IT business analyst role, which allowed me to hone my project management skills. I enjoyed the support and encouragement from my manager, as well as great co-workers who assisted me throughout my journey. This in return, has inspired me to do the same for others.

My advice to today’s youth is think outside the box and never give up!
- Edward Yee, Junior IT Professional

Pushing boundaries while learning and unlearning!
Embarking into my third year at RSS APAC, and all I can say is that it's been an incredible journey. A journey which built my resilience, curiosity and reinforced the importance of learning and unlearning. I began my career as a young and energetic Recruiter at Roche and spent the majority of my career there, and upon reflecting, I realized that I wanted to gain exposure and grow in different areas of People & Culture. I was then offered the position of Operational Advisor in People Support Solutions. It was a truly rewarding experience, in which I was exposed to multiple countries across APAC, assisted with transformation support, process improvement and consultation on complex requests. I wake up every day knowing that I am making a difference at work!

My advice to young talents, don’t be afraid to step into the unknown, as that’s where the best of growth and learning takes place!
- Ezreena David, Operational Advisor - People Support Solutions

Joined for advancement, stayed for purpose!
Being at Roche has been a game changer for me over the last 6 years, as I have grown both professionally and personally. From being the first person in the People & Culture Team in Roche as a Senior HR Executive to my current role as Strategy & Transformation Lead - People Strategy Implementation.

I admit, it was not a bed of roses. Starting from scratch entailed making mistakes, learning lessons, and venturing into uncharted territory. I'm grateful for these experiences because they taught me to be resilient, to have the courage to accept not knowing everything, and to be passionate about innovative solutions.

Surrounded by leaders who coached and empowered me as well as colleagues who provided a psychological safe space to speak up, I was able to continue to develop my skills, my confidence and most importantly my values

My advice to young rising stars is to be curious and to see setbacks as opportunities to grow.
- Adeline Wong, Strategy & Transformation Lead - People Strategy Implementation

Discover what makes Roche Services & Solutions APAC a great place to work:
Join our upcoming webinar “Reimagine Your Career” at Graduan Aspire career fair on 1 August 2022 at 1.30pm by clicking on this link!

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