Laboratory Science (Biology) R&D Apprentice

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Gunnels Wood Road, Stevenage, SG1 2NY
£17,000.00 annually
10 Feb 2021
05 Mar 2021
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
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?

You will be part of one of our Research and Development (R&D). You will be based at Stevenage which is GSK's UK R&D Hub, which is the heart of innovation, discovering and developing differentiated, high-quality and needed medicines that are bringing transformational benefit to patients.

On our 3-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 a Foundation degree (FdSc) in Applied Bioscience through a blended approach of day study and block release.

Your duties might include:
  • Operating specialist laboratory equipment to test our products and raw materials
  • Learning about the process each drug or product follows through to full scale manufacturing
  • Microbiological & environmental sampling and testing
  • Operating specialist equipment to develop new products
  • Data analysis and interpretation
  • Report writing
  • Drug delivery

You'll be excited by the thought of:
  • Building your laboratory skills in an R&D setting
  • Working as part of a team of scientists
  • Studying towards your Foundation degree

Achieve your career goals on our apprentice programme:

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. 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.

If you successfully complete your apprenticeship, you may have the opportunity to work towards a full Bachelor's degree (BSc).

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 -

We have changed the way we recruit in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, you can learn more about how our practices have adaptedhere.

Apply Now:

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!



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.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Analytical skills
  • Writing

Personal qualities

None specified.

Desired qualifications

  • A minimum of 5 GCSEs or equivalent at grades 9-5 (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
  • To include an A-Level in Biology at grade C or above

Future prospects

We hope that the apprenticeship will lead to a long and successful career at GSK. We have apprentice alumni in a variety of senior roles across the business.

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