GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)
apprenticeship

Laboratory Scientist Higher Apprenticeship

Job description

What does our Laboratory Science higher apprenticeship have to offer?

Our laboratory science apprenticeship will equip you with the skills and knowledge to tackle a variety of scientific challenges working in our research and development or manufacturing laboratories – the heartbeat of our company.

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 a nationally recognised qualification – studying for a Foundation degree (FdSc) in Chemical Science on our chemistry-based laboratory apprenticeship or a Foundation degree (FdSc) in Biological Science Technology on our biology-based apprenticeship. After completing the FdSc, most of our laboratory science apprentices go on to study for a full degree. We also have opportunities for a Lab Scientist, In vivo Biologist.

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 Laboratory Science Apprenticeships in either a manufacturing or a research & development (R&D) setting. The Laboratory Science apprenticeship will provide you with the opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge in a number of areas. These might include:

  • Operating specialist laboratory equipment to test our products and raw materials
  • Learning about the process each drug or product follows through to full scale manufacturing.
  • Microbiological & environmental sampling and testing
  • Operating specialist equipment to develop new products
  • Synthetic and analytical chemistry
  • Data analysis and interpretation
  • Report writing
  • Drug delivery (R&D only)

You’ll be excited by the thought of developing your personal skills such as reasoning, communication, problem solving, team working, relationship building and influencing.

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

A minimum of five 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 three A-Levels (or equivalent) not including general studies. A Level chemistry at grade C or above for our chemistry-based apprenticeship, or A Level biology at grade C or above for our biology-based apprenticeship.

Start date: September 2020

Additional job details

Location
Barnard Castle
Stevenage
Worthing
Salary
Competitive salary

How to apply

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 20 January 2020

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Closing date:  20 January 2020

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