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Engineering Apprenticeship - England

by GSK

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Job Details

Ongoing
£14,000 - £15,999
Apprenticeship - Higher Level (Level 4/5/6/7)
Engineering & Manufacturing, Medicine, Science & Pharmaceutical
Ware, Barnard Castle

Engineering Apprenticeship - England

Exciting minds with our Engineering Apprenticeship

Education required:

  • 5 GCSEs or equivalent grade 9-5 (A*-C) including Maths and a Science
  • English Language (not Literature) at grade 4 or above

Application closing date: We accept ongoing applications and will close this vacancy once we have enough applications, so it’s best to apply as soon as possible as we do not want you to miss out!

We want you to be motivated and passionate for the Apprenticeship you apply to – we will only accept ONE Apprenticeship application per candidate each year. Please do your research before applying and select the one Apprenticeship you wish to apply to – good luck with your application!

Why GSK

At GSK, we have already delivered unprecedented change over the past four years, improving R&D, becoming a leader in Consumer Healthcare, strengthening our leadership, and transforming our commercial execution. Now, we’re making the most significant changes we’ve made to our business in over 20 years. We’re on track to separate and create two new companies in 2022: New GSK with a leading portfolio of vaccines and specialty medicines as well as R&D based on immune system and genetics science; and a new world-leading consumer healthcare company of loved and trusted brands.

With new ambition comes new purpose. For New GSK, this is to unite science, talent, and technology to get ahead of disease together – all with the clear ambition of delivering human health impact; stronger and more sustainable shareholder returns; and as a new GSK where outstanding people thrive.

Getting ahead means preventing disease as well as treating it. How we do all this is through our people and our culture. A culture that is ambitious for patients – so we deliver what matters better and faster; accountable for impact – with clear ownership of goals and support to succeed; and where we do the right thing. So, if you’re ready to improve the lives of billions, join us at this exciting moment in our journey. Join our challenge to get Ahead Together.

Our Ware facility is a key drug product manufacturing site within the GSK network, and one of GSKs flagship New Product Introduction sites, bringing respiratory and oncology products to patients all over the world.

Engineers at GSK are responsible for designing, maintaining and improving our leading-edge manufacturing facilities that deliver life-saving treatments. Our multi-skilled engineering apprenticeship programme is 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.

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. We consider your entry qualifications and will support the next level of academic study (which may be HNC or above). 

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

You will also be assigned a buddy or a mentor who will be there to offer support and guidance throughout your apprenticeship.

What will you do?

We offer Engineering apprenticeships in a manufacturing setting. Our Engineering apprenticeship lasts up to four years. In the first year, you’ll spend a large proportion of your time at college, studying theory elements of the apprenticeship and gaining some practical hands-on experience. In subsequent years, you’ll continue at college while learning new skills as part of an engineering team. Your apprenticeship will combine on-the-job learning with a programme of training and development.

You will:

  • Develop hands-on mechanical, electrical, instrumentation and automation skills,
  • Learn how to maintain production equipment and carry out routine maintenance
  • Fault find, diagnose and resolve breakdowns
  • Work on energy and sustainability projects
  • Analyse machine data and recommend improvements
  • Learn about engineering project management
  • Help install and test new equipment.

Career opportunities

Some of the future career opportunities this apprenticeship may lead to include;

  • Engineering Technician
  • Automation Engineer
  • Project Engineer / Manager
  • Team manager
  • Continuous Improvement roles

We also have site directors and senior leaders who started as Apprentices.

Benefits include:

  • Fully-sponsored education aligned to the apprenticeship standard.
  • A competitive starting base salary of £14,000 per year, rising to £19,500 after one year
  • Private healthcare
  • A range of benefits including share schemes and tax-free bikes 
  • A recognition programme to reward exceptional work by you and your team 
  • Training and development (including opportunities to attend annual Apprentice development events) 

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. 

The scope and breadth of our business is reflected in the range of apprenticeship opportunities we offer to talented and ambitious individuals. Our apprenticeships will give you hands-on experience in your chosen discipline and the opportunity to play a key role in contributing to the future success of the company. Whilst you learn on-the-job from industry leaders, earn a competitive salary, you will also study towards a nationally recognised qualification. The GSK programme aims to lead to a professional qualification within 2 to 3 years, allowing you to quickly reach your career goals! 

How to apply

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

Applications may close before the deadline, so please apply early to avoid disappointment.


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