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Join our multi-skilled engineering apprenticeship with the GSK Engineering Higher Apprenticeship.

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Engineers at GSK are responsible for designing, maintaining and improving our leading edge manufacturing facilities that deliver life-saving treatments.

The multi-skilled GSK Engineering Higher Apprenticeship programme is designed to create the engineers of the future. As an engineering apprentice, you will have the opportunity to develop mechanical, electrical & instrumentation or control & automation skills. 

What does the GSK Engineering Higher Apprenticeship involve?

Our Engineering apprenticeship lasts up to four years and is offered at our manufacturing sites. In the first year, you’ll spend most of your time at college, studying theory elements of the apprenticeship and gaining some practical workshop experience. In subsequent years, you’ll continue one day a week at college while learning new skills in engineering teams across the site. Your rotations may include time in manufacturing, packaging, utilities and/or automation – depending on where you are based. 

The GSK Engineering Higher Apprenticeship will combine on-the-job learning with a programme of training and development. Your role may involve:

  • Develop mechanical, electrical and instrumentation skills
  • Learn how to maintain production equipment
  • Carry out routine maintenance
  • Diagnose and resolve breakdowns
  • Help design, install and test new equipment

What will the GSK Engineering Higher Apprenticeship offer me?

Our multi-skilled engineering apprenticeship offers you the chance to study towards nationally recognised qualifications while gaining valuable, paid work experience. Depending on your entry qualifications, you will study towards an advanced or higher apprenticeship standard.

If you show the qualities we are looking for you may be offered the opportunity to go on to study for an HND or degree in engineering.

When can I start?

The GSK Engineering Higher Apprenticeship starts between June to September 2018 depending on location.

What qualifications do I need to apply?

To be eligible for our engineering apprenticeship, you will need a minimum:

  • 5 GCSEs or equivalent at grade 9-5 or A*-C
  • This must include Maths at grade B or above plus English Language and a Science at grade C/5 or above
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