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Laboratory Science (Chemistry) Degree Apprenticeship, Ware, 2023

Degree in Chemical Sciences.

Join GSK’s Apprentice Programme – Ware UK, 2023: Help us get ahead of disease together

This GSK apprenticeship lasts up to four years and gives you the chance to earn while you learn. We are looking for motivated individuals with a willingness and enthusiasm to learn, who are excited to develop practical and problems solving skills. No prior experience is required as you will be given full training.

What is GSK looking for?

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Achieve your career goals on our apprentice programme

On our 4-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.

You’ll be working towards a degree in Chemical Sciences through online university-led learning sessions and activities. 

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.

Education required: 

  • 96 UCAS points including a C or above in Chemistry
  • 5 GCSEs or equivalent grade 9-5 (A*-C) including Maths, English Language (not Literature) and a Science

Language requirement: Written and spoken fluency in English

Expected Start date: September 2023

Duration: 4 years

Application deadline: We recommend you apply as soon as possible. We will close this vacancy when we have enough applications, so please apply as soon as you can so your application can be considered. 

Assessment Centre Date: March 2023

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!

Are you looking to gain a head start in your career where you can positively impact the health of billions of people?

GSK is a global biopharma company with a special purpose – to unite science, technology and talent to get ahead of disease together. Getting ahead means preventing disease as well as treating it, and we aim to impact the health of 2.5 billion people around the world in the next 10 years.

Our success absolutely depends on our people. We want GSK to be a place where people feel inspired, encouraged and challenged to be the best they can be. A place where they can be themselves – feeling welcome, valued and included. Where they can keep growing and look after their wellbeing. So, if you share our ambition, join us at this exciting moment in our journey to get ahead together.

This Apprenticeship is based at our Ware site in Hertfordshire which is the largest GSK site in the UK. On site we make Respiratory products (for Asthma and COPD), HIV medicines and oncology products for patients all over the world.  

Ahead together with tailored training and career development

As a laboratory apprentice you will help to ensure that our products meet strict quality specifications. You will also experience everything from traditional techniques used for raw materials and finished product testing, to the use of bespoke automated equipment.

You will also attend University, where you will work towards a Degree in Chemical Sciences.

Throughout your apprenticeship you will be supported by your line manager, an early talent programme manager as well as an apprentice buddy

What will you do?

  • Learn a range of analytical methods and how to operate specialist laboratory equipment to test our pharmaceutical products and raw materials
  • Analyse, interpret and investigate data and test results – as well as write reports on your findings.
  • Learn about the process each drug or product follows through from pilot to full scale manufacturing.
  • Get involved in improvement projects.
  • Test and commission new laboratory equipment and processes.

What do we offer you?

  • A starting salary of £18,000 per annum, increasing to £24,400 after year 1
  • Eligibility for NUS Extra card providing you with discounts to many high street and online outlets.
  • Join NxtGen – a networking group where you can connect with other apprentices internationally.
  • An annual bonus based on company performance
  • Relocation Allowance subject to eligibility checks
  • Access to healthcare and well-being programs, savings programs, time off and childcare support
  • Employee recognition programs, which reward exceptional achievements
  • Long-term incentives through shared ownership link your rewards to our longer-term performance
  • On-the-job experience and formal and informal training and development, delivered through a mixture of coaching, mentoring and formal training programs.

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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Starting: September 2023
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Starting Salary: £18,000 per annum, increasing to £24,400 after year 1 + benefits
  • Ware (Hertfordshire)
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