Exciting minds with our Apprenticeship programme – Business and Supply Chain (Ireland)

  • Employer GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)
  • Job type Higher Apprenticeships
  • Salary Competitive
  • Deadline 30/11/-0001

  • Entry requirements A-levels (or equivalent)
  • Locations Dungarvan
  • Qualifications gained Degree,Professional Qualification
  • Date published 20/03/2019

Our business and supply chain apprenticeship will give you the opportunity to play a key role in helping the company source raw materials, manufacture our products and deliver the finished products all over the world.

Ensuring that our products are delivered to our patients and customers when they need them is vital. As a business and supply chain apprentice, you will gain a strong understanding of the steps involved in an end-to-end supply chain and play a key role in ensuring that GSK makes the right products and delivers them to the right place at the right time.

Achieve your career goals on our apprentice programme

You’ll receive tailored on-the-job training from our in-house experts, combined with early responsibility to help you develop and progress.  You’ll be working towards a nationally recognised qualification- a BSc (Hons) in Professional Management Practise and complete a Level 5 Foundation degree in Professional Practise in International Trade.

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.  You will also be assigned a buddy or a mentor who will be there to offer support and guidance throughout your apprenticeship.

What will you do?

During the apprenticeship you will gain insight into how products and goods are made and shipped including warehouse operations. You’ll also learn how to use and interpret supply chain data to organise our raw materials and help plan and organise our manufacturing and product delivery schedules.

This apprenticeship combines on-the-job learning with a programme of training and development. Your role might include:

• Assisting the planning department in their role through inputting data to measure key performance indicators (KPIs),

• Attending daily and weekly performance meetings and running reports

• Helping team members with data collection, and trending to measure KPIs

• You will also be in charge of putting together metrics for performance meetings

• As you progress in the role you will have more responsibility, potentially picking up your own portfolio of products to manage

What qualifications do I need?  

To be eligible for our business and supply chain apprenticeship you will need…

To have/or be predicted to have, the following qualifications at Leaving Certificate:

•    At least 6 subjects

•    A minimum of 20 points each in Maths and English  

•    A minimum of 112 points from your top 2 leaving certificate subjects

•    Total number of points 192 points minimum  

To calculate how these translate to pre 2017 qualifications please follow this link:

Pre 2017

Where will I be based?

This apprenticeship will be available at GSK Dungarvan

What our apprentices say about the Business and Supply Chain apprenticeship...

“Business and supply chain is a great area to work in as you are exposed to many different business functions which allows you to work with people from all over the organisation.

“Being able to play a key part in ensuring patients receive the medicine they require when they need it is a fantastic feeling and is one of the reasons I am inspired to work for GSK.”

“I love the independence and the responsibility that I have. I have met some really great people and I have received a tremendous amount of support from my colleagues.  For me this is the best way I could have gone about starting my career. I would 100% recommend choosing an apprenticeship. There is an endless amount of opportunities in a workplace like GSK.”

When does the Apprenticeship start?

Our apprenticeships start in September 2019.

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

•    A performance and development programme

•    Training and Development (including opportunities to attend events such as the Outward   


•    A nationally recognised qualification

Apply now:


You’ll be asked for your personal information and why you want to work for us. 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.

The final round is our Assessment Centre. We anticipate this will be Feb-April.

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