1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
Currently at college full time, but during holiday times we go into work and see and take part in shadowing people so that we see how the company works and get to start forming connections
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
All the skills are new to me! Engineering isn't something I had much experience with at all so I am learning everyday. Also developed existing skills with regards to how a big company works...
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I love the programme, decided to apply on a whim but it's really enjoyable and flexible. GSK caters for each apprentice on a personal level and ensures that it's interesting as well as informative
4. How valued do you feel by GSK?
Yes I do - as stated above, everybody is dealt with on a personal level.. which I imagine in a big company isn't something that happens often.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
Well structured and have seen even bigger improvements as the year has gone on.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
All hours of the day - know my manager really well even though I'm not even at work properly as of yet. He regularly comes into college and I email him whenever I have a problem/with regards to updates.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
As much support as I need. GSK is of the mindset that they want to aid our studies as much as they can. I've had all the relevant textbooks provided aswell
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
Salary is fab! Absolutely no complaints, amazing especially for an apprentice
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
Yes the company encourages us to work with the community ie Orange Days (charity events) and in July for example we - as the apprentices - are taking part in the local carnival with a float etc representing GSK. We aren't only thought of as employees
9a. Would you recommend GSK to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
I genuinely love the scheme. I enjoy going into work!
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to GSK? *
Be open and honest with who you are and what you're interested in.
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