Laboratory Science (Chemistry) Apprenticeship

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45 Priory Street, Ware, SG12 0DE
£17,000.00 annually
10 Feb 2021
05 Mar 2021
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
Achieve your career goals on our apprentice programme:

The 3-year apprenticeship is a blended approach of distance learning and block release.

You will be studying towards aLevel 5 Apprenticeship in Chemical Science (Chemistry). After completing the level 5 you may be offered the opportunity to go on to study for a level 6 (degree level) apprenticeship.

If you are offered an apprenticeship, 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.

What will you do?

You will be part of our laboratory team based at our Ware pharmaceutical manufacturing site. This is not an R&D facility.

Your duties might include:
  • Learning analytical methods and operating specialist laboratory equipment to test our pharmaceutical products and raw materials
  • Learning about the process each drug or product follows through to full scale manufacturing
  • Carrying out data analysis, interpreting data and report writing

You'll be excited by the thought of:
  • Building your laboratory skills in a manufacturing setting
  • Studying towards your Level 5 apprenticeship in Chemical Science
  • Working as part of a team of scientists
  • Using your analytical skills and attention to detail to support our patients to do more, feel better, live longer

If you successfully complete your apprenticeship, you may have the opportunity to work towards a level 6 (degree level) apprenticeship.

Benefits include:
  • A fully sponsoredLevel 5 Apprenticeship in Chemical Science (Chemistry)
  • A competitive annual salaryof £17,000
  • Private healthcare
  • A range of benefits including share schemes andtax-freebikes
  • A recognition programme to reward exceptional work by you and your team
  • Training anddevelopment (including opportunities to attend annual apprentice development events)

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

  • Ability to work in a team
  • Analytical & attention to detail

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
  • 'A' Level Chemistry 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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