Laboratory Science (Chemistry) Degree Apprenticeship

Gunnels Wood Road, Stevenage, SG1 2NY
£17,500.00 annually
04 Jun 2021
15 Jul 2021
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
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 a Bachelor's degree (BSc) in Chemical Science 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
  • Using physical techniques to measure how tightly compounds bind to proteins and what happens when you change the compound structure
  • Growing crystals that allow us to use crystallography to see what how well a drug fits into a protein target and what types of interaction it makes
  • Carrying out chemical reactions as part of the development process to produce active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) for use in clinical trials
  • Work in conjunction with chemists, scientists, chemical engineers and analysts to identify, develop and scale up new synthetic routes with transfer of processes to pilot plant facilities
  • Using different analytical technics such as spectrometry, magnetic resonance and chromatography to assess the quality of material prepared
  • Implementing new technology such as flow chemistry, synthetic biochemistry (enzymes) and high throughput screening (automation) to accelerate development timelines

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 Bachelor's degree (BSc) in Chemical Science

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

None specified.

Personal qualities

None specified.

Desired qualifications

Education required:
  • 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 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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