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Engineering Degree Apprenticeship

Engineers at GSK are responsible for designing, maintaining and improving our leading-edge manufacturing facilities that deliver leading Consumer Healthcare products, such as Sensodyne, Aquafresh, Macleans and Corsodyl Toothpaste and Mouthwash.

Our Engineering Apprenticeship programme is designed to create the Technicians, Engineers and Leaders of the future. As an Engineering Apprentice, you will have the opportunity to learn, grow and develop skills in mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, control & automation as well as teamwork, communication and project management. You will be based our Oral Healthcare factory in Maidenhead.

What will you do?

Our Engineering apprenticeship lasts up to four years. In the first year, you’ll spend most of your time at college, studying theory elements and first principle skills of the apprenticeship and gaining some practical hands-on experience. In subsequent years, you’ll continue one day a week at college while learning new skills as part of an engineering team which will include a series of job rotations. Your rotations may include time in manufacturing, filling and packaging, utilities, facilities and automation & control. At the beginning of each rotation, you will be set a series of learning objectives, so you will always know what is expected of you.

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 and planned maintenance
  • Fault find, diagnose and resolve breakdowns
  • Continuous improvement projects
  • Help design, install and test new equipment
  • Develop teamwork and communication skills
  • Take part in programmes to develop personal, social and emotional skills
  • Have the opportunity to become a STEM ambassador.

Achieve your career goals on our apprentice programme

You will learn on-the-job from our in-house industry experts, combined with early responsibility to help develop and progress. You will be assigned a manager and a mentor who will support you throughout your apprenticeship. They will ensure you gain the right experience and skills, while working towards a nationally recognised qualification with local and remote learning.

Working with your manager and programme manager we will work with you to identify the right opportunities to ensure your success and plan for your future career with us. We will be there to offer support and guidance throughout your apprenticeship.

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!”

“I really enjoyed the personal development week - it was great to do activities I never normally would and also to 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 workload 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.”

Benefits include:

  • A competitive base salary of £17,000
  • An annual bonus
  • Benefit programmes benchmarked against industry standards
  • A recognition programme to reward exceptional work by you and your team
  • Training and Development (including opportunities to attend annual Apprentice development events)
  • Access to employee health and well-being programmes
  • A fully-sponsored nationally recognised qualification

About GSK

GSK is a science-led global healthcare company with a special purpose: to help people do more, feel better, live longer. We have 3 global businesses that research, develop and manufacture innovative pharmaceutical medicines, vaccines and consumer healthcare products.

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