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Data Science Apprenticeship, Ware, 2022

14 January, 2022

Experience & qualifications:

Must have achieved a minimum of 5 GCSE (or equivalent) at grades 5 or higher which must include English Language (not literature) and Maths at grade 5 or above.
Must also have/be predicted to achieve a minimum of 96 UCAS points from your top 3 A levels or equivalent (not including General Studies).

Job specification:

Start date: September 2022

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!

Want to solve some of the world’s biggest health challenges?

With over 300 years of innovation, we’re a science-led global healthcare company that delivers billions of innovative products each year. Join us and help millions of people do more, feel better, live longer.

Achieve your career goals on our apprentice programme

Data is changing the way we think and work at GSK. It’s crucial to the future of our business.

On our 4-year programme you’ll receive tailored on-the-job training from industry experts from day one combined with early responsibility to help you to develop and progress in this exciting career.

You’ll be working towards the BSc Data Science Level 6 Apprenticeship qualification with Anglia Ruskin University in association with Cambridge Spark (our providers may be subject to change).  Learning on your apprenticeship with Anglia Ruskin University and Cambridge Spark will be delivered online through a combination of immersive teaching weeks, live, instructor-led training (delivered via high-quality, bite-sized video and audio), interactive quizzes, real-world simulated group projects and Q&A sessions.

If you are offered a role, you will have a buddy or a mentor who will help you to prepare for joining GSK and will be there to offer support and guidance throughout your apprenticeship. Apprentices are also supported by expert coaches through the learning provider partnership and gain hands-on practical experience with Cambridge Spark’s data science learning platform, EDUKATE.AI.

Working with both your line manager and programme manager we want to identify the right opportunities to help you succeed in the short term and throughout your career with us.

What will you do?

Your apprenticeship will be the Pharma Supply Chain Tech team, based at our GSK site in Ware.

In order to ensure you get the best opportunities to develop your skills, gain valuable experience and build your network, you will undergo rotations in 2 roles across the duration of your programme. GSK will provide support and guidance (including relocation assistance if necessary) as you move between roles to ensure the transition is as smooth and beneficial for you as possible.

Your duties might include:

  • Using deep learning to create algorithms to help our manufacturing teams plan the supply flow
  • Designing, building and managing the ‘big data’ infrastructure for a segment of the Pharma Supply Chain Tech team
  • Using programming languages to transform raw data into insights that feed into the team’s strategy
  • Learning how to analyse large-scale datasets to provide innovative solutions that answer business questions

On successful completion of the apprenticeship you’ll be qualified to take on a role as a Data Scientist, Data Engineer, Business Intelligence Specialist or another role within the Data Science field.

You’ll be excited by the thought of:

  • Learning about and using the most common data analytic tools and techniques
  • Building your scientific knowledge, business sense and customer relationship skills on a tailored development programme
  • Combining computer science, modelling, statistics, analytics, and math skills – along with sound business sense – on a daily basis
  • Utilising machine learning and data engineering techniques
  • Working closely with business stakeholders to understand their goals and determine how data can be used to achieve those goals
  • Developing your Data visualisation skills with the use of dashboard tools such as PowerBI and Spotfire
  • Attending a hackathon-style bootcamp at Anglia Ruskin University’s Cambridge campus that simulates real-world environments and quickly upskills your capabilities

Benefits include:  

  • A competitive starting base salary of £17,500 per year, rising to £21,000 after one year
  • 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 events such as the Outward Bound)
  • Access to employee health and well-being programmes
  • A fully sponsored nationally recognised qualification

Get to grips with our recruitment process

You’ll find hints, tips and guidance on our recruitment process on our website –

We have changed the way we recruit in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, you can learn more about how our practices have adapted here.

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.

You can learn more about Inclusion and diversity at GSK here.

Need help with your application?

Please email us at and let us know how we can help you. Or email us your number and we’ll call you back. We’ll make all reasonable modifications to support you throughout the recruitment process and we’ll treat all information you give us in confidence. Please get in touch to help us process your application as soon as possible.

As a company driven by our values of Patient focus, Transparency, Respect and Integrity, we know inclusion and diversity are essential for us to be able to succeed. We want all our colleagues to thrive at GSK bringing their unique experiences, ensuring they feel good and to keep growing their careers.  As a candidate for a role, we want you to feel the same way.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we are open to all talent. In the US, we also adhere to Affirmative Action principles. This ensures that all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, colour, national origin, religion, gender, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, disability, genetic information, military service, covered/protected veteran status or any other federal, state or local protected class*(*US only).

We believe in an agile working culture for all our roles. If flexibility is important to you, we encourage you to explore with our hiring team what the opportunities are.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you’d like to discuss any adjustments to our process which might help you demonstrate your strengths and capabilities.  You can either call us on 0808 234 4391, or send an email

As you apply, we will ask you to share some personal information which is entirely voluntary. We want to have an opportunity to consider a diverse pool of qualified candidates and this information will assist us in meeting that objective and in understanding how well we are doing against our inclusion and diversity ambitions. We would really appreciate it if you could take a few moments to complete it.  Rest assured, Hiring Managers do not have access to this information and we will treat your information confidentially.

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