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