GSK Business Administration Apprenticeship

Stevenage, Hertfordshire
05 Jul 2018
05 Aug 2018
Start Date
18-24 months

Our Business Administration Apprenticeship provides a fantastic opportunity to learn about the importance of our administrative function within a pharmaceutical research and development site.

You will be trained to provide administrative support - playing your part in our mission to help people do more, feel better and live longer.

What does a Business Administration apprenticeship involve?

During the apprenticeship you will learn to work with employees at all levels of the business. You will manage the diary of your business director, book travel and plan, design and coordinate key visits and events. You will prepare meeting materials, gather data and learn to present this effectively using Microsoft office tools. You will also be an active ambassador for apprenticeships – attending school careers events locally with other employees on site.

Your apprenticeship will combine on-the-job learning with a programme of training and development.

What will this apprenticeship offer me?

Our Business Administration apprenticeship runs for 18 months and offers you the chance to study towards a nationally recognised qualification while gaining valuable, paid work experience.

As well as gaining practical levels of experience, you will be improving your presentation skills, developing your project management skills and learning business improvement techniques.

Throughout your apprenticeship, you will be supported by your manager, a mentor and an apprentice buddy.

Upon successful completion of the level 3, there could also be an opportunity for you to work towards a level 4 higher apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects Desired skills

You should have excellent verbal and written communication skills, be well organised and able to prioritise your work.

Personal qualities

We’re looking for someone with a professional ‘can do’ attitude and a drive to excel.

Desired qualifications

To be eligible for our Business Administration apprenticeship programme, you:

  • Must have or be predicted to achieve a minimum of five GCSEs or equivalent at grade C or 5 or above, including Mathematics and English language (not literature)

Future prospects

Upon successful completion of the level 3, there could also be an opportunity for you to work towards a level 4 higher 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.

Things to consider

GSK offers a competitive salary with many other benefits including:

  • An annual performance-related bonus
  • 26 days’ paid holiday a year plus bank holidays
  • Pension plan membership
  • Private healthcare
  • Other benefits including tax-free plans for bikes, health assessments and the ShareReward scheme

The Current National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £3.70 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The minimum wage rates are £4.20 for under 18's, £5.90 an hour for 18-20 year olds, £7.38 for anyone aged 21 to 24 and £7.83 for 25 and over. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

About the employer

GSK are a science-led global healthcare company that researches and develops innovative Pharmaceuticals, Vaccines and Consumer Healthcare products. Our challenging and inspiring mission is to enable people to do more, feel better and live longer by developing innovative products and improving access to healthcare for patients around the world.