Wage Competitive salary Working week Working pattern depends on your chosen area and TBC. Total hours per week: 37.50 Apprenticeship duration 3 years Possible start date 01 Sep 2018 Date posted 08 Dec 2017 Distance 73.3 miles Apprenticeship level Degree Level Apprenticeship Reference number VAC001340040 Positions 13 available
Requirements and prospects Desired skills
We would like our apprentices to be well rounded with lots of potential. We look for many skills in our recruitment process but it is important you are proactive, flexible and motivated.
We would like our apprentices to have a genuine and demonstrable interest in the practical aspects of science. You should also be confident, have strong attention to detail and a questioning mind combined with the desire to help GSK make an impact to patients lives.
To be eligible for our laboratory science apprenticeship programme, you will need:
- A minimum of 5 GCSEs or equivalent at grades A*-C including English language (not literature), Science and Maths
- Must have/be predicted to achieve a minimum of 96 UCAS points from your top 3 A-Levels (or equivalent) not including General Studies
- You must have an A Level (or equivalent) in Chemistry or Biology depending on which apprenticeship you hope to study.
Future prospects After completing the FdSc, there is a potential opportunity to go on to study for your BSc. And when you complete your apprenticeship? You could be offered a role at GSK if you have demonstrated the skills and behaviours we look for in our locally grown talent. You could even go on to further study post programme whilst in a permanent role at GSK. Things to consider GSK offers a competitive salary with many other benefits including: • An annual performance-related bonus • 26 days' paid holiday a year plus bank holidays • Pension plan membership • Private healthcare • Other benefits including tax-free plans for bikes, health assessments and the Share Reward scheme. The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year. The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.5 for anyone aged 21 and over. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).