Laboratory Science Apprentice at GSK

Start Date:
2020
Location:
Stevenage
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Higher Level (Level 4/5/6/7)
Review Date:
December 2020

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Review Score

10/10

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

10/10

My job is very varied. Some days I will be in the lab; other days I will writing reports, and others will be filled with meetings and webinars.

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

10/10

I have gained so many skills since starting my apprenticeship. Everyone around me does their own unique role and the wealth of knowledge that I'm surround by on a daily basis is inspiring. One thing I love about my job, is how I never stop learning.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

10/10

I am absolutely loving my apprenticeship. I knew that univeristy wasn't for me, and I'm so glad that I chose this route.

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4. How well organised/structured is your programme?

10/10

My programme is very well structured. I take my study day on a Friday which means I am able to concentrate on one thing at a time, and the workload doesn't overwhelm me.

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

10/10

I receive so much support from my manager, my apprentice buddy, and my team. I started my apprenticeship virtually which has made it difficult to get to know people, so just having those points of contact, and that support network, has been amazing.

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

10/10

I regularly have meetings with my apprenticeship advisor to check on my progress, and my module convenors are always very helpful in replying to my questions.

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

10/10

Some of the modules don't really apply to my role but most of them do, in some way or another. The knowledge that I gain in my study day is invaluable to my confidence and understanding of my role.

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.)

10/10

I don't know if there are any extra-curricular activities as I started my apprenticeship during the COVID-19 pandemic.

9a. Would you recommend GSK to a friend?

Yes

9b. Why?

Everyone at GSK is so support of my professional and personal development. I have gained so many skills and my confidence in myself and my abilities has grown massively.

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

Be yourself in the application process. If an apprenticeship is right for you, you will get it; if you are yourself, you can't go wrong. Do your research for your job role for the best possible chance and don't be afraid to show your passion.

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