Manufacturing Science Apprenticeship

Maidenhead, Berkshire
£16,500 per annum
04 Dec 2018
20 Feb 2019
Science / Research
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
24 months+

As a manufacturing science apprentice, you will develop skills and knowledge in GSK pharmaceutical &/or consumer healthcare processes and products. You will learn how our products are made to be able to confidently support routine production, new product introduction (NPI) & validation as well as process improvement work. Depending on your preferences, strengths and ambition, this holistic apprenticeship could lead in many career directions including manufacturing or NPI technologist, operations management and operational quality.

You will work across the site (including Pilot Plant in Ware) combining on-the-job learning with a programme of training and development. Your role will involve:

  • Supporting the design, introduction, validation and commissioning of new process equipment and products
  • Working as part of a team of technical scientists and manufacturing technicians
  • Supporting complex manufacturing processes - ensuring quality, safety and accuracy
  • Analysing process data 
  • Owning and delivering improvement and optimisation projects

You’ll be excited by the thought of working collaboratively with colleagues from technical, laboratory, validation, engineering, logistics and planning.

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 foundation degree (FdSc) in Chemical Science - while gaining valuable, paid work experience. There is the potential for the 3 year apprenticeship to be extended to 5 years to incorporate a full Bachelor’s degree.

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

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.