Degree Apprenticeship

Data Science (R&D) Degree Apprenticeship

Bachelor’s Degree (BSc) in Data Science

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 Degree 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.

What is GSK looking for?

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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.

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.

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. For more information see: Data scientist (integrated degree) / Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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:   

  • Grade 5 in GCSE Mathematics or equivalent, Grade 4 in GCSE English Language or equivalent
  • BBB - BBC at A-Level, with B in Maths. Please note we will not accept A-Levels Citizenship Skills, General Studies, and Critical Thinking.
  • Level 4 Data Analyst apprenticeship at Merit or Distinction

Language requirement: Written and spoken fluency in English

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 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.

Inspired to help us get ahead together? Apply for the Data Science Apprenticeship at GSK today!

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.

We offer two Data Science apprentice roles so when you apply you will be able to select your preference of where you would like to be placed if successful.

As a Data Science Apprentice, you could be joining GSK within our Clinical Supply Chain team in Ware, or our Chemistry, Manufacturing, and Controls (CMC) Data Strategy & Governance team in Stevenage.

In Chemistry, Manufacturing, and Controls (CMC) we are on a digital data & analytics journey to accelerate the way we develop new medicines for patients and make our data FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) for scientists. Our Data Science apprentices, based at Stevenage, are central to our strategy, supporting us to build our foundational capabilities of data models, data standards and data governance that underpin our ambitions.

In Clinical Supply Chain, our Data Science competencies are quite diverse and range from data engineering using databases and the cloud, python programming, statistical analysis and data visualisation using Power BI and Spotfire.

As a Data Science apprentice, you will be based at Ware and you will be working on bringing analysis, automation, data visualisation and actionable insights to support Clinical Studies and ensure GSK patients get the right medicine at the right time. It is a great opportunity for an apprentice to gain experience in applying data science and machine learning in the pharmaceutical supply chain space.

What will you do? 

Your responsibilities may include:

  • Developing data visualisation tools
  • Presenting findings to stakeholders
  • Learning new data skills and concepts including latest Data Science and Machine Learning techniques
  • Learning how to prioritise and manage multiple projects, objectives and deadlines with high attention to detail
  • Develop and deliver support and guidance materials for new users
  • Working in an area that results in impacting development of new medicines for important diseases of unmet medical need
  • Working on a variety of data analysis competencies and building your scientific knowledge, on a tailored development programme 
  • Studying towards your Bachelor’s Degree (BSc) in Data Science

What do we offer you?

  • A competitive starting base salary of £18,000 per year, which increases 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
  • 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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  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Starting: September 2023
  • Starting Salary: £18,000 per annum, increasing to £24,400 after year 1 + benefits
  • Ware (Hertfordshire)
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