1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
Shadow technicians Complete maintenance activities Take part in breakdowns Complete calibration tasks Understand how to correctly document tasks
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
Yes, I have furthered my engineering knowledge both practically and in theory.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I enjoy going to work. I like learning new things and putting my practical skills to use. The team are always willing to help you.
4. How valued do you feel by GSK?
Yes, I feel like a valued member of the team. I am included in all tasks and I am treated more like a technician than an apprentice. - This is a really positive thing, as it prepares me for when my apprentice comes to end. (My team understands I am still an apprentice and they assure me I can always ask for help!)
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
Very structured! My managers jobs is to purely just look after just the apprentices and organise training for us and technicians on site.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
I have received lots of on site/ off site training. My manager organises all of this.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
Lots of support, my manager is always near by and he encourages us to speak up if there is anything wrong. He has also organised more college days so my class can catch up on college before the summer holiday starts.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
Very very well!!
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
Yes, there is many clubs you can join out of work
9a. Would you recommend GSK to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
You will gain the experience, knowledge and qualifications while getting paid for it!! My friends have gone down the university route and they wish they followed my path and applied for an apprenticeship at GSK.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to GSK? *
Have a passion for the area you want to apply for.
Research on what GSK does and the positive impacts it has on their patients.
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