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Laboratory Science (Biology, In-vivo In-vitro & Delivery) Apprenticeship, Ware/Stevenage, 2022

14 January, 2022

Experience & qualifications:

A minimum of 5 GCSEs or equivalent at grades 9-5 (A*-C) including English Language (not Literature), Science and Maths
To have achieved or be predicted to achieve a minimum of 96 UCAS points from your top 3 A-Levels (or equivalent) not including General Studies
To include an A Level Biology at grade C or above

Job specification:

Start date: prior to 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

On our 4.5 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.

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.

Working with both your line 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?

You will be part of the Research & Development (R&D) function based in the In-vivo Science and Delivery (IVSD) team based at our Ware site initially, then moving to Stevenage later in 2022.

Stevenage is GSK’s UK R&D Hub, which is the heart of innovation, discovering and developing differentiated, high-quality and needed medicines that are bringing transformational benefit to patients.  The department is currently based at Ware to allow the Stevenage facility to be upgraded and to install new equipment allowing us to deliver more medicines to patients.

Your duties might include:

  • Working with laboratory animals so an affinity and caring attitude towards animals is critical.
  • Based within the animal facility you’ll gain technical, husbandry & welfare knowledge and skills required to run and manage in-vivo animal studies.
  • Attain a Home Office Licence enabling you to perform licensed procedures to support the portfolio.
  • Build knowledge of the range of animal models used within Pharma research, specifically model development and disease progression studies in Oncology, auto-immune diseases and for neuro-modulation therapies.
  • Learn how to use various state-of-the-art techniques and technology to use in studies and gain insight into a broad range of biology-based scientific disciplines critical to the drug discovery process, namely bio-imaging technology including MRI and optical imaging techniques as well as digital video cages that monitor the cage environment and animal behaviour and movement.
  • Supporting immunology and oncology projects that will eventually lead to the development of medicines for patients.
  • Use of IT systems such as Excel and data capturing systems.
  • Support and manage pre and post study paperwork.

On successful completion of the apprenticeship, it is possible to secure a permanent role in GSK and continue to contribute to our mission. The large majority of our apprentices find permanent roles with us. For example some previous Apprentices have gone on to become Associate Scientists!

You’ll be excited by the thought of:

  • Building your laboratory skills and scientific knowledge in an R&D setting
  • Working as part of a team of scientists and interacting with vets and other departments to embed the 3R’s principles (Refinement, Replacement and Reduction) as well as maintaining and developing welfare standards and robust study design.
  • Studying towards your Bachelors Degree (BSc) in Applied Bioscience

Benefits include:  

  • A competitive base salary of £17,500 per annum.
  • 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

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.

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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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