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Engineering Apprenticeship, Ware, 2022

14 January, 2022

Experience & qualifications:

5 GCSEs or equivalent grade 9-5 (A*-C) including Maths and a Science

English Language (not Literature) at grade 4 or above

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!

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. You can find out more about GSK’s Manufacturing and Supply Chain here.

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)

Get to grips with our recruitment process 

You’ll find hints, tips and guidance on our recruitment process on our website – https://www.gsk.com/en-gb/careers/apprentices-students-and-graduates/apprentice-programmes/applying-for-our-apprentice-programme/

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.

Apply Now 
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!

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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 uk.earlytalentrecruitment@gsk.com 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 ukdiversity.recruitment@gsk.com

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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Industry Sectors
  • Engineering and Manufacturing
Opportunity Types
  • Higher Apprenticeship

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