Manufacturing Apprenticeship at GSK

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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.

Manufacturing Apprenticeship

Our Manufacturing Apprenticeship programme is designed to create the science manufacturing technicians of the future.

As a Manufacturing apprentice you will develop the skills and knowledge required to operate the systems and equipment that produce our pharmaceutical products - from chemical processing to tablet and syrup manufacturing or pharmaceutical packaging.

What does a Manufacturing apprenticeship involve?

During the apprenticeship you will study the theory of pharmaceutical production, first touch engineering and lean manufacturing as well as safety and risk management. You will complete a series of on-site job rotations, learning how to operate the different equipment that makes our pharmaceutical products – from chemical processing to tablet and syrup manufacturing or pharmaceutical packaging.

You can expect to work both individually (when appropriately trained) and as part of a manufacturing team - taking responsibility for the quality, safety and accuracy of the work you undertake.

Your apprenticeship will combine on-the-job learning with a programme of training and development. Your role may involve:

  • Identifying areas for improvement
  • Root causing problems
  • Supporting manufacturing processes
  • Ensuring quality, safety and accuracy

What does this apprenticeship offer me?

This three year Advanced apprenticeship programme offers you the chance to study towards nationally recognised qualifications while gaining valuable, paid work experience.

As a Manufacturing apprentice you will work towards a level 3 qualification, a HNC in Engineering Practice (Manufacturing) with the potential to go on to further study.

What qualifications do I need to apply?

To be eligible for our Manufacturing apprenticeship programme, you will need:

  • England: a minimum of five GCSEs or equivalent at grade C or above, including Maths, English Language (not literature) and a Science subject;
  • Scotland: a minimum of five Scottish credit/general standard grades or equivalent at grades 1-3 including Maths, English and Science. You must also have/be predicted to achieve at least 1 Scottish Higher or equivalent at grade C or higher in a Maths or Science subject.

What our apprentices say about the Manufacturing apprenticeship...

”Although I sat my A-levels I decided not to go to university. My apprenticeship has allowed me to pursue a career in a field I am passionate about whilst being paid to learn”.

“I enjoy having the opportunity to meet new people, and be given the responsibility to use your initiative and manage your own time accordingly. It is really interesting seeing other GSK sites and I have learnt a lot attending personal development courses.”

When can I start?

Our apprenticeships start in September 2017.

How to apply

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

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