Manufacturing Apprentice at GSK

Start Date:
2014
Location:
Irvine
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Higher Level (Level 4)
Salary:
£12,500 annually
Review Date:
4th May 2016

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Review Score

10.0/10

1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:

10/10

I am a Manufacturing Apprentice and currently I am based in the Clav department at GSK Irvine. Day-to-day I am involved in numerous different jobs and no two days are the same in my current role.

2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?

10/10

I have learned and developed many skills during my time so far at GSK and have gained a lot of confidence since starting. My communication and team working skills have been the most developed since starting, as GSK as a company greatly focus on these aspects.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

10/10

I am really enjoying my job so far and I hope I will continue to enjoy it as much as I currently am.

4. How valued do you feel by GSK?

10/10

Working at GSK and being part of such a huge company which has such an impact on the pharmaceutical world is extremely rewarding and even as an apprentice I am made to feel like a highly important aspect of the company.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?

10/10

The Manufacturing Apprenticeship is well organised without being too structured. We (the apprentices) have some input in what we would like to do/achieve in our apprenticeship and we are given many different opportunities throughout the course of the three years.

6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?

10/10

I can always get in touch with my training provider if I have any issues or queries and I know where to go should I need any support.

6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?

10/10

I receive as much support as necessary and I know where to go should I have any problems.

7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?

10/10

As someone who has came straight from school into the apprenticeship scheme, my salary meets my costs perfectly and I think it is a respectful salary for an apprentice.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?

10/10

GSK provides many different opportunities for apprentices such as getting involved with STEM events, visiting schools, doing projects etc.

9a. Would you recommend GSK to a friend? *

Yes

9b. Why? *

It is a great company with an inspiring mission and every day we are a part of saving/bettering the lives of those in need.

10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to GSK? *

Be confident, optimistic and positive and try your best. It is a great company to be a part of.

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