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Engineering Apprenticeship, Irvine, 2023

Employer
GSK
Location
Irvine, North Ayrshire
Salary
A starting salary of £14,500 per annum, which increases after year 1
Closing date
13 Feb 2023

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Specialism
Engineering
Sector
Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals & Science
Role Type
Apprenticeship
Start Date
August
Duration
24 months+

Job Details

Join GSK’s Engineering Apprentice Programme – Irvine UK, 2023: Help us get ahead of disease together

A GSK apprenticeship gives you the chance to earn while you learn. This Engineering apprenticeship lasts for four years and and is designed to create the engineers of the future. As an engineering apprentice, you will have the opportunity to develop mechanical, electrical & instrumentation or control & automation skills.
 

You will learn how to maintain production equipment - carrying out routine maintenance, diagnosing and resolving breakdowns as well as helping to design, install and test new equipment. It offers you the chance to study towards nationally recognised qualifications while gaining valuable, paid work experience.
 

We are looking for motivated individuals with a willingness and enthusiasm to learn, who are excited to develop practical engineering and problems solving skills. No prior experience is required as you will be given full training.

If you successfully complete your apprenticeship and demonstrate the qualities we are looking for, you may be offered the opportunity to go on to further education including degree.

 

Achieve your career goals on our apprentice programme

On our 4-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 an Engineering Technician qualification through online university-led learning sessions and activities.
 

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.

 

Need to know

Irvine is a Penicillin Manufacturing site. Please consider this if you are allergic to beta-lactam penicillin.
 

Education required: 

Must have/be predicted to achieve a minimum of five Scottish National 5s at grade A-C (or five Standard grades at grades 1-3).   Must include Maths at B or above, a Science subject and English at C or above.

Duration: 4 years

Language requirement: Written and spoken fluency in English

Expected Start date: August 2023

Application deadline: We recommend you apply as soon as possible. We will close this vacancy when we have enough applications, so please apply as soon as you can so your application can be considered. 

Assessment Centre Date: March 2023
 

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!
 

Are you looking to gain a head start in your career where you can positively impact the health of billions of people?

GSK is a global biopharma company with a special purpose – to unite science, technology and talent to get ahead of disease together. Getting ahead means preventing disease as well as treating it, and we aim to impact the health of 2.5 billion people around the world in the next 10 years.
 

Our success absolutely depends on our people. We want GSK to be a place where people feel inspired, encouraged and challenged to be the best they can be. A place where they can be themselves – feeling welcome, valued and included. Where they can keep growing and look after their wellbeing. So, if you share our ambition, join us at this exciting moment in our journey to get ahead together.
 

Find out more: Annual Report 2021
 

Inspired to help us get ahead together?  Apply for the Engineering Apprenticeship at GSK Irvine today!

This Apprenticeship is based at our Irvine site. Our Irvine facility is a primary pharmaceutical manufacturing facility and is leading the way on renewable energy use.

 

Ahead together with tailored training and career development

As an apprentice at GSK Irvine, you will develop practical skills which will enable you to become a key member of our Engineering team – helping to ensure we can maintain the supply of our life-saving medicines for our patients.

You will attend college where you will work towards nationally recognised qualifications including an  HNC in Engineering.

 

Throughout your apprenticeship you will be supported by your line manager, an early talent programme manager as well as an apprentice buddy.
 

What will you do?

You will:

  • Learn how to maintain equipment and carry out routine maintenance
  • Fault find, diagnose & resolve breakdowns
  • Work on energy and sustainability projects.
  • Recommend & action improvements
  • Help install and test new equipment.
  • Learn business skills with other apprentices
  • Complete community projects as part of a team

 

What do we offer you?

  • A starting salary of £14,500 per annum, which increases after year 1
  • An annual bonus based on company performance
  • Access to healthcare and well-being programs.
  • Company share purchase schemes
  • Employee recognition programs, which reward exceptional achievements
  • EV charging points in staff car park
  • Discounted staff canteen
  • On site sports and social club and discounted local gym memberships
  • On-the-job experience and formal and informal training and development, delivered through a mixture of coaching, mentoring and formal training programs

 

Let’s do this!

You’ll find hints, tips and guidance on our recruitment process on our website –

Learn more about the application process | GSK
 

You can learn more about GSK and our careers here.
 

 

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 because it’s the right thing to do and so we can better serve the diversity of our patients.

Company

GSK is a global biopharma company with a special purpose – to unite science, technology and talent to get ahead of disease together – so we can positively impact the health of billions of people and deliver stronger, more sustainable shareholder returns – as an organisation where people can thrive. Getting ahead means preventing disease as well as treating it, and we aim to impact the health of 2.5 billion people around the world in the next 10 years. Our success absolutely depends on our people. While getting ahead of disease together is about our ambition for patients and shareholders, it’s also about making GSK a place where people can thrive. We want GSK to be a place where people feel inspired, encouraged and challenged to be the best they can be. A place where they can be themselves – feeling welcome, valued and included. Where they can keep growing and look after their wellbeing. So, if you share our ambition, join us at this exciting moment in our journey to get Ahead Together.

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Telephone
07540304577
Location
GSK House
980 Great West Road
Brentford
Middlesex
SS8 9GS
GB

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