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GSK

About GSK

Company HQ location: Brentford, Greater London

Other locations: Barnard Castle, County Durham;

Industry: Science & pharmaceuticals

No of employees: 100000

Our company in a nutshell

GSK are a science-led global healthcare company that researches and develops a broad range of innovative products in three primary areas: pharmaceuticals, vaccines and consumer healthcare, within which all our 100,000 employees share the vision of helping people do more, feel better and live longer.
We offer a broad range of Apprenticeship opportunities which reflect the scope and breadth of our business. We offer these Apprenticeships talented and ambitious individuals. Our Apprenticeships will give you hands-on experience within your chosen discipline and an opportunity to play an important role in contributing to the growth and future success of our company. As you learn from industry leaders while working on-the-job and earning a competitive salary, you will also study towards a nationally recognised qualification. Our programme is intended to lead to a professional qualification within 2-3 years, enabling you to quickly reach your career goals!
If you’re looking for a different route to college or university, our Apprenticeship programmes have been designed for you! We designed our apprenticeship programme to create an alternative career path and make sure that we offer opportunities for as many people as possible. There are minimum entry requirements for our different programmes, which vary depending on the nature of the individual programme.
Each of our different locations in the UK offers you the chance to join us on an Apprenticeship programme. Depending on your location, you will be able to apply for one of our Apprenticeship programmes at your chosen site.
Explore the different Advanced & Higher and Degree Apprenticeship programmes we offer to discover how each one offers you the opportunities to tackle the global health challenges of today and tomorrow.

Life at GSK for apprentices

We want to give you the right opportunities and support to help you realize your potential and, as an Apprentice, your training and development will consist of different elements. Most importantly you will grow your skills and knowledge from learning on-the-job. You will also have a dedicated manager and a mentor. You will also undertake the more formal element of your Apprenticeship, during which you will study towards nationally recognised qualifications from BTECs to Degrees! The qualification that you gain and the nature of your studies will depend upon the Apprenticeship programme which you join.

To support you through all of this, you will be part of a community of Apprentices and Apprentice Alumni through our NxtGen network – an Apprentice for Apprentice network. You'll also have the chance to meet other people and network more widely by taking part in our Development weeks each year. These Development weeks can be quite varied - ranging from outdoor activities to work within our local communities - and are designed to help you to build your personal, social and emotional skills, which will be key skills for you to bring back into your work.

Company Values

Focus on patients


Integrity


Respect for People


Transparency


Benefits

Competitive base salary


Annual bonus


A great holiday allowance

Plus a day out of the office to give back to local communities called an Orange Day

Industry-standard benchmarked Benefits programmes


Rewarding exceptional work by you and your team through our recognition programme


Case studies

Tilly

Art & Design Apprentice

"I wanted to join a company where I felt I would gain great job satisfaction."

Corporate social responsibility

The GSK IMPACT Awards, which we run in partnership with The King’s Fund, have been rewarding community-based health and wellbeing charities for the over 20 years. We provide these charities with mentoring and funding, supporting them in continuing their outstanding work which makes real differences to people’s lives.

Important dates

Most Apprenticeship application windows close by mid-summer (June/July) to start in September.