Laboratory Science (Biology, In-vivo In-vitro) Apprenticeship

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  • Employer GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)
  • Job type Degree Apprenticeships
  • Salary £17,500 Starting
  • Deadline Ongoing
  • Entry requirements A-levels (or equivalent)
  • Locations Stevenage, Ware
  • Qualifications gained Degree
  • Date published 20/12/2021

Exciting minds with our In-vivo Laboratory Science (Biology) Apprenticeship

Start date: September 2022

We accept ongoing applications and will close this vacancy once we have enough applications, so it’s best to apply as soon as possible as we do not want you to miss out!

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!

Why GSK? 

At GSK, we have already delivered unprecedented change over the past four years, improving R&D, becoming a leader in Consumer Healthcare, strengthening our leadership, and transforming our commercial execution. Now, we’re making the most significant changes we’ve made to our business in over 20 years. 

We’re on track to separate and create two new companies in 2022

New GSK with a leading portfolio of vaccines and specialty medicines as well as R&D based on immune system and genetics science; and a new world-leading consumer healthcare company of loved and trusted brands. 

With new ambition comes new purpose. For New GSK, this is to unite science, talent, and technology to get ahead of disease together – all with the clear ambition of delivering human health impact; stronger and more sustainable shareholder returns; and as a new GSK where outstanding people thrive. 

Getting ahead means preventing disease as well as treating it. How we do all this is through our people and our culture. A culture that is ambitious for patients – so we deliver what matters better and faster; accountable for impact – with clear ownership of goals and support to succeed; and where we do the right thing. So, if you’re ready to improve the lives of billions, join us at this exciting moment in our journey. Join our challenge to get Ahead Together. 

Achieve your career goals on our apprentice programme

On our 4.5 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 Bachelors Degree (BSc) in Applied Bioscience 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. 

What will you do?

You will be part of the Research & Development (R&D) function based in the In-vivo Science and Delivery (IVSD) team based at our Ware site initially, then moving to Stevenage later in 2022.

Stevenage is GSK’s UK R&D Hub, which is the heart of innovation, discovering and developing differentiated, high-quality and needed medicines that are bringing transformational benefit to patients.  The department is currently based at Ware to allow the Stevenage facility to be upgraded and to install new equipment allowing us to deliver more medicines to patients.

Your duties might include:

  • Working with laboratory animals so an affinity and caring attitude towards animals is critical.

  • Based within the animal facility you’ll gain technical, husbandry & welfare knowledge and skills required to run and manage in-vivo animal studies.

  • Attain a Home Office Licence enabling you to perform licensed procedures to support the portfolio.

  • Build knowledge of the range of animal models used within Pharma research, specifically model development and disease progression studies in Oncology, auto-immune diseases and for neuro-modulation therapies.

  • Learn how to use various state-of-the-art techniques and technology to use in studies and gain insight into a broad range of biology-based scientific disciplines critical to the drug discovery process, namely bio-imaging technology including MRI and optical imaging techniques as well as digital video cages that monitor the cage environment and animal behaviour and movement.

  • Supporting immunology and oncology projects that will eventually lead to the development of medicines for patients.

  • Use of IT systems such as Excel and data capturing systems.

  • Support and manage pre and post study paperwork.

You’ll be excited by the thought of:

  • Building your laboratory skills and scientific knowledge in an R&D setting

  • Working as part of a team of scientists and interacting with vets and other departments to embed the 3R’s principles (Refinement, Replacement and Reduction) as well as maintaining and developing welfare standards and robust study design.

  • Studying towards your Bachelors Degree (BSc) in Applied Bioscience

Get to grips with our recruitment process

You’ll find hints, tips and guidance on our recruitment process on our website - https://www.gsk.com/en-gb/careers/apprentices-students-and-graduates/apprentice-programmes/applying-for-our-apprentice-programme/

We have changed the way we  recruit in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, you can learn more about how our practices have adapted here.

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We accept ongoing applications and will close this vacancy once we have enough applications, so it’s best to apply as soon as possible as we do not want you to miss out!

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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.

You can learn more about Inclusion and diversity at GSK here.

Need help with your application?

Please email us at uk.earlytalentrecruitment@gsk.com and let us know how we can help you. Or email us your number and we’ll call you back. We’ll make all reasonable modifications to support you throughout the recruitment process and we’ll treat all information you give us in confidence. Please get in touch to help us process your application as soon as possible.

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