HR apprentice at GSK

Start Date:
Greater London
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)
£14,000 annually
Review Date:
March 2019

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Review Score

7.6 /10

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


my day-to-day activities involve providing customer service to employee's providing reference for employment/bank reference/visa supported reference, promotions, pay increase, transfers and terminations. I run report such as employee end dates at gsk, secondment end date, employee survey of employee being terminated. We approve job positions within the organisation

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


I have learnt communications skills, data analysis, customer service, excel, word. I have built my confidence over the last 6 months. I have meet a lot of new people in different departments this has helped me develop my networking skills. I have become confident in picking up a task and completing by my self.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


I enjoy the programme I am learning at lot of HR process and general HR knowledge. I like the content of the CIPD level 3. There is a lot of general knowledge that will help me throughout my career in HR. I enjoy meeting other apprentices that are experiencing the same process.

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4. How well organised/structured is your programme?


good, we are the first apprentices in the HR department for GSK so there is always from to improve. I think that there is a lot of support from my line manger and the early talent team. I feel like I have a lot of different connects that are available to me if I have question or need support around my apprenticeship.

5. How much support do you receive from your employer?


I receive a lot of support from my line manager, management in general and the company. Also the early talent team are available to support me throughout my apprenticeship. GSK as a company are very supportive to their apprentices are have put in place apprenticeship events and groups to join.

6. How much support do you receive from your training provider when working towards your qualifications?


good, monthly meetings. The online portal for the CIPD level 3 qualification is great. It is easy to access and use. there are a lot of resources available. my tutor is always very helpful and has good communication. I think at the start of the apprenticeship scheme the learning provider could have been clearer about the programme and what would be involved throughout the year. I think I received this information to late

7. How well do you feel that your qualification (through your training provider) helps you to perform better in your role?


I think that the level CIPD 3 is going to be essential for my role to understand HR processes and government laws surrounding these processes. the qualification is recognised and wanted nation wide. I want to use the level 3 qualification to build my knowledge to be able to complete the level 5 CIPD

8. Are there extra-curricular activities to get involved in at your work? (For example, any social activities, sports teams, or even professional networking events.)


I am a member of the Women's Leadership Initiative. I would like to join more groups which I think GSK have a lot available I need to reach out and join. I also need to find ones that are suitable to myself. I have been involved with the 2018 apprentices all over the UK at gsk. It is a good network

9a. Would you recommend GSK to a friend?


9b. Why?

I think that they are a supportive company. There is opportunities for everyone. The managers provide 1:1 support I think this is essential for employees to be open with managers and build a relationship. There are many opportunities for personal development. Has a positive atmosphere suitable for every one

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

Make sure you understand the business and look into what work GSK is doing. Its important and encouraged to understand the business needs and goals . Be yourself and express what you have done to support your skills. Explore all areas for the department before applying for roles to find the one best suited to you

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