Laboratory Scientist (Consumer) Apprenticeship

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Recruiter
GSK
Location
Norreys Drive, Maidenhead, SL6 4BL
Salary
£17,000.00 annually
Posted
11 Dec 2020
Closes
31 Jan 2021
Ref
VAC001672256
Specialism
Science / Research
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
September
Duration
Permanent
Want to solve some of the world's biggest health challenges?

With over 300 years of innovation, we're a science-led global healthcare company that delivers billions of innovative products each year. Join us and help millions of people do more, feel better, live longer.

What will you do?

Our Laboratory Science apprenticeship will equip you with the skills and knowledge to tackle a variety of scientific challenges working in our manufacturing laboratory - the heartbeat of our company. You will be based from our Oral healthcare manufacturing facility in Maidenhead.

You'll be working towards a nationally recognised qualification - a Level 5 in Chemistry & Microbiology. After completing the level 5 you may be offered the opportunity to go on to study for a level 6 (degree level) apprenticeship.

The apprenticeship will provide you with the opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge in a number of areas. These might include:
  • Operating specialist laboratory equipment to test our products and raw materials
  • Learning about the process product follows through to full scale manufacturing
  • Microbiological & environmental sampling and testing
  • Analytical chemistry
  • Data analysis and interpretation
  • Report writing

You'll be excited by the thought of developing your personal skills such as reasoning, communication, problem solving, team working, relationship building and influencing

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.

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 our apprentices say about the Laboratory Science apprenticeship...

"It feels great to run experiments and they run successfully. Others in the lab are doing the same level of chemistry - I'm never treated differently in the team."

"I'm so proud to get on to the programme. I still walk in and think wow! My biggest achievement is, while only a 3rd year Apprentice, I am already an Instrument Owner. There are only two owners across GSK, as it's a new technology."

Benefits include:
  • A competitive base salary of £17,000
  • An annual bonus
  • Benefit programmes benchmarked against industry standards
  • A recognition programme to reward exceptional work by you and your team
  • Training and Development (including opportunities to attend annual Apprentice development events)
  • Access to employee health and well-being programmes
  • A fully-sponsored nationally recognised qualification

Get to grips with our recruitment process

You'll find hints, tips and guidance on our recruitment process on our website -https://www.gsk.com/en-gb/careers/apprentices-students-and-graduates/apprentice-programmes/applying-for-our-apprentice-programme/

We have changed the way we recruit in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, you can learn more about how our practices have adaptedhere:https://www.gsk.com/en-gb/careers/covid-19/

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We accept ongoing applications and will close this vacancy once we have enough applications, so it's best to apply as soon as possible as we do not want you to miss out!

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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.

You can learn more about Inclusion and diversity at GSKhere:https://www.gsk.com/en-gb/responsibility/our-people/inclusion-and-diversity-at-gsk/

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Analytical skills
  • Report writing


Personal qualities

None specified.

Desired qualifications

  • A minimum of 5 GCSEs or equivalent at grades 9-5 or A*-C+, including English language (not literature), Science and Maths
  • To have achieved or be predicted to achieve a minimum of 96 UCAS points from your top 3 A-Levels (or equivalent) not including General Studies
  • An A Level grade C or above (or equivalent) in Chemistry


Future prospects

After completing the level 5 you may be offered the opportunity to go on to study for a level 6 (degree level) apprenticeship.