Laboratory Science (Chemistry) Apprenticeship

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  • Employer GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)
  • Job type Degree Apprenticeships
  • Salary Competitive
  • Deadline 31/05/2020

  • Entry requirements A-levels (or equivalent)
  • Locations Worthing
  • Qualifications gained Professional Qualification
  • Date published 13/05/2020

Degree Requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSEs or equivalent at grades 9-5 (A*-C) including English Language (not Literature), Science and Maths. To have achieved or be predicted to achieve a minimum of 96 UCAS points from your top 3 A-Levels (or equivalent) not including General Studies. A Level Chemistry at grade C or above.

What does our Laboratory Science (Chemistry) Apprenticeship

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.

Want To Solve Some Of The World’s Biggest Health Challenges?

With over 300 years of innovation, we’re a science-led global healthcare company that delivers billions of innovative products each year. Join us and help millions of people do more, feel better, live longer.

Achieve Your Career Goals On Our Apprentice Programme

On our 3-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 Foundation degree (FdSc) in Chemical Science through a blended approach of day study and block release.

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.

Working with both your line and programme manager we want to identify the right opportunities to help you succeed in the short term and throughout your career with us. 

Apprenticeship Course

Your apprenticeship is a blend of learning on the job and working towards your apprenticeship with a partner course provider, you will study at Kent University for this apprenticeship (please note: the provider may be subject to change).

What Will You Do?

You will be part of one of our teams based at our manufacturing site in Worthing.

Your Duties Might Include:

  • Operating specialist laboratory equipment to test our products and raw materials

  • Learning about the process each drug or product follows through to full scale manufacturing.

  • Operating specialist equipment to develop new products

  • Synthetic and analytical chemistry

  • Data analysis and interpretation

  • Report writing

You’ll Be Excited By The Thought Of:

  • Building your laboratory skills in a manufacturing setting

  • Working as part of a team of scientists

  • Studying towards your Foundation degree in Chemical Science

If you successfully complete your apprenticeship, you may have the opportunity to work towards a full Bachelor’s degree.

Benefits Include:  

  • A competitive base salary

  • An annual bonus

  • Benefit programmes benchmarked against industry standards

  • A recognition programme to reward exceptional work by you and your team

  • Training and Development (including opportunities to attend annual Apprentice development events)

  • Access to employee health and well-being programmes

  • A fully-sponsored nationally recognised qualification

We recommend you apply as soon as possible, because we accept ongoing applications and offer positions on a first come, first served basis.

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.

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