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Data Science (Commercial) Degree Apprenticeship, UK, 2023

Data Science degree.

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

A GSK apprenticeship gives you the chance to earn while you learn. This Data Science apprenticeship lasts up to 3.5 years and is a practical, hands-on apprenticeship where you will learn how to use analysis, automation, data visualisation and actionable insights to ensure patients get the right medicine at the right time.

We are looking for motivated individuals with a willingness and enthusiasm to learn, and who are excited to develop analytical problem-solving skills. No prior experience is required as you will be given full training.

You will be studying towards a Data Science degree. If you successfully complete your apprenticeship and demonstrate the qualities we are looking for, you may be offered the opportunity to go on to further education and/or employment.

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Achieve your career goals on our Apprentice programme

On our 3.5-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.

You’ll be working towards a Data Science degree through online university-led learning sessions and activities.

Education required: 

  • Grade 5 in GCSE Mathematics or equivalent, Grade 4 in GCSE English Language or equivalent (prior to admission)
  • BBB or higher at A-Level, including Maths. We will not accept A-Level Citizenship Skills, General Studies or Critical Thinking.

Expected Start date: September 2023

Duration: 3.5 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/April 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. 

Data Science is a broad and fast-moving field spanning maths and statistics, software engineering and communications. Data Scientists blend experience and knowledge from a wide range of fields and organisations, and continuously seek to expand their range of technical skills.

Based in our global head office in Brentford, you will learn how to deliver impactful analytical insights and recommendations to enhance the performance of our UK sales and marketing organisation. You will gain skills in data management, machine learning and statistics, whilst also developing your commercial business acumen.

What will you do?

As a Data Science Apprentice, you will work with colleagues from around the business on projects ranging from the strategic to the tactical across a wide variety of brands and disease areas. You will learn how to:

  • Manage stakeholders and their expectations
  • Extract, combine and manipulate data
  • Use a range of machine learning and statistical analytical tools and techniques to gain insight into our data
  • Influence the decisions taken by senior managers through robust and well interpreted analyses
  • Learn effective techniques for data visualisation & storytelling
  • Work with a diverse range of internal customers, peers, and offshore colleagues
  • Manage your time and prioritise a mix of activities
  • The UK commercial organisation is on a journey to becoming truly data-driven and you could be at the heart of this transformation.

What do we offer you?

  • A starting salary of £22,500 per annum, increasing to £25,500 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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Job ID Number: 354881
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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Starting: September 2023
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Starting Salary: £22,500 per annum, increasing to £25,500 after year 1 + benefits
  • Brentford (West London)
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