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Technology apprenticeships

Technology apprenticeship

Our IT apprenticeship provides you with the opportunity to work with and gain an in-depth understanding of world-leading technologies used throughout GSK. We use technology as part of our strategic journey to deliver life-enhancing healthcare that enables people to do more, feel better, live longer. The role of IT is key to ensuring business success, allowing us to make a difference to the lives of our patients.

What will this apprenticeship offer me?

Our three year technology apprenticeship offers you the chance to obtain nationally recognised qualifications whilst gaining valuable, paid work experience. Our apprentices work towards completing a Level 4, higher apprenticeship.

What does a Technology apprenticeship involve?

You will be aligned to one of our main IT functions, combining on-the-job learning with a programme of training and development. Your role may involve:

  • Improving business processes
  • Supporting manufacturing or research and development processes and technologies
  • Developing new applications
  • Designing new ways to use IT services
  • Testing new systems

Do I have the skills?

We’re looking for proactive, flexible and motivated people to join us in our technology team. You will need to be a strong communicator, team orientated, and demonstrate an eagerness to learn and develop.

To be eligible for our technology apprenticeship programme, you will need:

  • a minimum of five GCSEs or equivalent at grade C or above, including Maths and English language (not literature)
  • must have/be predicted to achieve at least 240 UCAS points, or 96 in the 2017 tariff, from your top 3 A levels or equivalent (not including General Studies) 

Where will I be based?

The scheme runs for three years and is offered at various GSK sites across the UK including Brentford, Stevenage, Ware, Worthing and Barnard Castle.

How can I apply?

We will not be opening for applications for 2018.

GSK is focused on creating an inclusive organisation where all employees feel engaged and know their work makes an important contribution. We aim to attract and retain the most talented people from all backgrounds and cultures regardless of actual or perceived race, colour, ethnic or national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership, gender identity and/or expression, religion or belief, physical ability/ disability.