GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)
apprenticeship

Pharmaceutical Science Higher Apprenticeship

Job description

What does our Pharmaceutical Science higher apprenticeship have to offer?
Making sure our products, processes and equipment are fit for purpose is an essential role in our business. This latest apprenticeship from GSK provides technical capabilities in the manufacture, support and troubleshooting of new and existing drug products produced at our pharmaceutical production sites. You will develop, execute and complete technical projects, resolve drug product related production and laboratory issues and look to continuously improve existing processes all of which are important steps in the supply chain, demonstrating that we are actively improving the quality of our customers’ lives by consistently delivering products of the highest possible quality.

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 - a foundation (FdSc) degree in Applied Chemical Science, through a combination of distance learning and college attendance. And, if you show the qualities we are looking for, you may be offered the opportunity to go on to study for a full degree.

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?
You can expect to work both individually (when appropriately trained) and as part of a team - taking responsibility for the quality, safety and accuracy of the work you undertake.

You will be aligned to one of our manufacturing sites, combining on-the-job learning with a programme of training and development. Your role might involve:

  • Learning about our products and how they are made
  • Being part of a team who design, introduce and validate new equipment or processes
  • Writing technical reports and protocols for new equipment or processes
  • Running project meetings
  • Finding the root cause of problems
  • Identifying areas for improvement
  • Ensuring quality, safety and accuracy

You’ll be excited by the thought of:

  • Gaining an understanding of a broad range of pharmaceutical equipment and processes as well as an understanding of their potential impact on product, quality and patient safety
  • Gaining an understanding of how to validate the processes and equipment to ensure they are fit for purpose
  • Developing an understanding of pharmaceutical regulatory requirements and their application within a pharmaceutical manufacturing environment.

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.

Degree requirements

A minimum of five GCSEs or equivalent at grade 5-9 (C and above) including maths, English language (not literature) and a science. You must have or be expected to achieve 96 UCAS points from your top three A levels (or equivalent) not including general studies. Your A levels must include chemistry at grade C or above. BTEC in applied science is acceptable as long as it meets the UCAS requirement.

Start date: September 2020.

Additional job details

Location
Ware
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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