Engineering Apprenticeships at GSK

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Engineering Apprenticeships

Exciting minds with our Apprenticeship programme – Engineering

Engineers at GSK are responsible for designing, maintaining and improving our leading-edge manufacturing & R&D facilities that deliver life-saving treatments.

Our multi-skilled engineering apprenticeship programmes are designed to create the technicians and engineers of the future. As an engineering apprentice, you will have the opportunity to develop mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, control & automation skills in either our R&D or manufacturing facilities.

Achieve your career goals on our apprentice programme

You’ll receive tailored on-the-job training combined with early responsibility to help you develop and progress. You’ll be working towards nationally recognised qualifications while gaining valuable, paid work experience. We take into account your entry qualifications and will support the next level of academic study (which may be HNC or above). If you show the qualities we are looking for you may be offered the opportunity to go onto study for an HND or degree in engineering.

If you show the qualities, we are looking for you may be offered the opportunity to go on to study for an HND or degree in engineering.

What will you do?

We offer Engineering Apprenticeships in either a manufacturing or a research & development (R&D) setting. Our Engineering apprenticeship can last up to four years. The Higher and degree apprentices study one day a week while advanced apprentices study full time for the first year. When not studying you will be learning new skills with our engineering teams. Your apprenticeship will combine on-the-job learning with a programme of training and development. You will:

  • Develop mechanical, electrical, instrumentation and automation skills
  • Learn how to maintain production equipment
  • Carry out routine maintenance
  • Fault find, diagnose and resolve breakdowns
  • Help design, install and test new equipment

What qualifications do I need?

To be eligible for our Engineering apprenticeship you will need

Advanced apprenticeship

For an advanced apprenticeship:

  • England: a minimum of 5 GCSEs or equivalent at A*-C (4-9) including Maths and Science at grade 5 or higher and English Language (not Literature) at grade 4 or higher.
  • Scotland: Must have/be predicted to achieve a minimum of five Scottish National 5s at grade A-C (or five standard grades at grades 1-3). Must include Maths at a B or above and a Science subject, and English language (not literature) at C or above

Degree apprenticeship

For a degree apprenticeship you will need the GCSE entry requirements as above and have or be predicted to achieve a minimum of 96 UCAS points from your top 3 A’levels or equivalent including Maths and ideally Physics.

Where will I be based?:

We have opportunities at the following manufacturing sites:

  • England: Worthing
  • Scotland: Montrose

What our apprentices say about the Engineering apprenticeship...

“I have really enjoyed working in all different areas on the site learning my chosen trade from qualified engineers - this has given me the best training I could have asked for!

“The most enjoyable part so far was probably the personal development week - it was great to do activities I never normally would and to also be around other apprentices in similar situations to me and compare all our thoughts and opinions on the apprenticeship programme.

“I have enjoyed the challenge of managing my work load to ensure I keep on top of the college assignments as well as my practical learning. It has been a great opportunity to prove myself.”

When does the Apprenticeship start?

Our apprenticeships start in September 2019.

Benefits include:

  • A competitive base salary
  • An annual bonus
  • Benefit programmes benchmarked against industry standards
  • A recognition programme to reward exceptional work by you and your team
  • A performance and development programme
  • Training and Development (including opportunities to attend events such as the Outward Bound
  • A nationally recognised qualification

Next steps in our application process:

If you seem like a good fit based on your application form, we’ll invite you to complete our World of GSK online assessment. This will give us a better idea of your strengths and suitability for our apprentice programme. Please check your email daily to see if you’ve been chosen – and complete the World of GSK by the deadline given.

If you succeed in the World of GSK, you’ll progress to the GSK Life job simulation. Following this, we will be looking back over the whole of your application so far to decide whether you meet the specific requirements of the programme in the country you have applied to.

The final round is our Assessment Centre. We anticipate this will be in Feb-April.

We’re 100% open to all talent

We’re 100% open to all talent – whatever your gender, marital status, religion, age, colour, race, sexual orientation, nationality or disability. We want to recruit the right people for GSK from the widest possible backgrounds, so we can better serve the diversity of our patients and consumers. And also, because it’s the right thing to do.

About GSK

GSK are a science-led global healthcare company that researches and develops a broad range of innovative products in three primary areas of pharmaceuticals, vaccines and consumer healthcare within which all our 100,000 employees share the vision of helping people do more, feel better and live longer. 

How to apply

To apply for this role and to find out more, please click on the apply button.

You’ll be asked for your personal information and why you want to work for us. We recommend you apply as soon as possible, because we accept ongoing applications and offer positions on a first come, first served basis.

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