Why did you choose to join GSK?
GSK was recommended by my dad, who worked in pharmaceuticals for most of his career. I did my own research before applying, and was inspired by reading about tings like the malaria vaccine in development, Access to Medicine Index rating and collaboration with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. It’s great to work for a company that can make such a big difference to people’s lives.
What advice would you give to someone considering applying for an apprenticeship?
Don’t underestimate the value you can add to an organisation if you’re interested in the subject and willing to give it your all – your exam results do not define who you are or what you can do.
What made you decide to pursue an apprenticeship?
A big factor for me was when my friends finished university and acquired graduate positions with opportunities and longevity – I realised my job at the time was not a ‘career’, and wanted to pursue something that was both more rewarding and had better prospects for the future.
How would you describe your role in 5 words?
Challenging, rewarding, constructive, engrossing and varied.
What is the most important thing you have learnt from your apprenticeship to date?
That the best approach is to embrace opportunities and tackle things head-on, but never be worried about asking for support if it’s needed.