Mechanical Engineer Apprentice at GSK

Start Date:
2015
Location:
Worthing
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Intermediate Level (Level 2)
Salary:
£12,800 annually
Review Date:
22nd June 2016

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Review Score

9.6/10

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

10/10

I am a mechanical engineer apprentice, My day to day role on site is do report to my shift leader and see which jobs they would like me to work on, I interact with many employees each day. 4 days of my week I am at college and am studying mechanical engineering, mechanical craft and electrical instalation

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

10/10

Ive gained a level 2 btec in electrical installation, mechanical craft and am halfway through my extended diploma in mechanical engineering. I have completed many training courses on site, some mandatory and some optional. Ive learnt how to interact with others in the working environment and adopt a corporate attitude.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

10/10

I love every aspect of my program, work is the best part as there is always something different to each day. All the people I work with are very nice and are respectful and it has fully gone beyond my expectations.

4. How valued do you feel by GSK?

10/10

Very, I feel that people respect me always and even though im an apprentice I am treated equally. People often commend me on my work on site and at college which makes me fell valued.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?

10/10

Very. All inductions and initial setup at the beginning of the program is done in the first week, on site I have been rotated from various departments so I can get a feel for which sector I would like to study further in. We have a weekly meeting to discuss any problems as well as my managers door always being open if I need to speak to him.

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

6/10

They are very helpful and supportive and really try to tailor my education the best the can to the work I want to pursuit at work. If i get a problem they are always most helful.

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

10/10

The company supports me well, they want to push for me to do the best I can and reach every goal I can. They always try their best to help whether its funding for books and tools or just more time, they always help me.

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

10/10

My salary is very good, at the end of each month I am always left with savings and enough money to get through my day to day life very happily.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?

10/10

I recently took part in my annual team building trip, this year I took part in the outward bound Eskdale trip in which I spent a week in Eskdale doing various activity's with a group of GSK employees from all over the country, this was extremely memorable and enjoyable.

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

Yes

9b. Why? *

This Apprenticeship has been the very best thing I could have ever done, I am being payed to pursuit my dream of becoming a mechanical engineer, in a large corporate company that want the very best for me and want me to reach all my goals. Yes i highly recommend it.

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

Don't be nervous on your interview day and just try to be you, don't try and be someone your'e not as Gsk like to see who you really are

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