GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)
apprenticeship

Engineering Advanced and Higher Apprenticeship

Job description

What does our Engineering advanced and higher apprenticeship have to offer?

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 from our in-house experts, 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 you show the qualities, we are looking for you may be offered the opportunity to go on to study for an HND or degree in engineering.

Working with both your 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. 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 most of your time at college, studying theory elements of the apprenticeship and gaining some practical hands-on experience. In subsequent years, you’ll continue one day a week 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 mechanical, electrical, instrumentation and automation skills
  • Learn how to maintain production equipment
  • Carry out routine maintenance
  • Fault find, diagnose and resolve breakdowns
  • Help design, install and test new equipment

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.

Degree requirements

England: To have achieved/predicted to achieve a minimum of five GCSEs or equivalent at grade 5-9 (C or above), including maths and a Science. You must have/be predicted English Language (not literature) at grade 4 or above

Scotland: Must have/be predicted to achieve a minimum of five Scottish National 5s at grade A-C (or five standard grades at grades 1-3). Must include maths at a B or above and a science subject and English at C or above

For a higher apprenticeship you will also need a BTEC 3 in engineering or A levels in maths and/or physics and/or engineering.

Start date: September 2020

Additional job details

Location
Barnard Castle
Irvine
Montrose
Ulverston
Ware
Salary
Competitive salary

How to apply

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Closing date:  20 January 2020

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