Project management

Project Management apprenticeships

Our Project Management Higher Apprenticeship will give you the opportunity to play a key role in planning and delivering a wide of range of projects in support of our business strategy.

The successful planning and execution of projects is a critical part of helping our business to grow and meet our customers’ needs. As a Project Management apprentice, you will gain a strong understanding of the skills and knowledge involved in planning and executing high quality projects. 

What does a Project Management apprenticeship involve?

You will be part of a team which is responsible for launching new pharmaceutical products across the world. You will develop a rounded knowledge base to support all aspects of project and programme management from capital investment to business change.

Day to day activities can include:

  • Assisting the management of a programme of up to 15 projects to aid their successful delivery
  • Using a mix of industry standard and GSK specific software, tools and processes to ensure projects are run efficiently and safely.
  • Engaging with a wide range of people across the business
  • Learning about how pharmaceutical products are made
  • Leading and supporting as well as training and coaching other people.

What does this apprenticeship offer me?

The Project Management higher apprenticeship is a three-year programme based at our Ware manufacturing site. You will study towards a Level 4 qualification.

The qualification includes a mix of examinations and competency based coursework. For this you will be supported by a qualified assessor from the training provider, and you will attend workshops and webinars to build the skills and knowledge you will need  throughout your apprenticeship, as well as your future career

During the apprenticeship you will gain knowledge, skills and experience of all stages of project management including project scope & planning, risk & cost management and project implementation.

What qualifications do I need to apply?

To be eligible for our Project Management higher apprenticeship programme, you will need:

  • a minimum of five GCSEs or equivalent at grade C or above (including English language (not literature) and maths (or equivalent)
  • 2 A-levels at grade C or above (or equivalent).

Where would I be based?

This apprenticeship is based in our Ware site which is a New Product Introduction site.

Ware is a dynamic environment where strong Project Management capability is vital to ensure we are in the best shape to get products to our customers when they need them.

What our apprentices say about the Project Management apprenticeship...

“I’ve found GSK a great place to learn and work. It’s a really positive culture to make your first steps within the business.

“There are many people to look up to within the organisation that have been through a similar learning curve, and everyone is happy to support you and help you to get the most out of your time as a GSK apprentice. “

When does the apprenticeship start?

Our Apprenticeships start in August/September 2017.

How can I apply?

We are currently closed for 2017 applications, the application process will begin again in November 2017 for 2018 starters. 

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.