Exciting minds with our Apprenticeship programme - Health and Safety

If you have an interest in environmental protection, occupational health and safety at work, consider our Health and Safety apprenticeship programme.
Our Environment Health, Safety (EHS) business turns our mission inward to help employees ‘do more, feel better, live longer’. We work hard to build a healthy, resilient, high-performing workforce and this includes ensuring our workplace is the best and safest it can be for our employees and the environment.
As a Health and Safety apprentice you will have the chance to be part of this mission through a series of projects and job rotations.

Achieve your career goals on our apprentice programme

You’ll receive tailored on-the-job training from our in-house experts, combined with early responsibility to help you develop and progress.  You’ll be working towards a nationally recognised qualification – an NVQ Level 4 qualification in Health and Safety and GSK will sponsor you to complete a NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety, the first UK vocational qualification to be developed specifically for health and safety professionals.

Working with both your line and programme manager we want to identify the right opportunities to help you succeed in the short term and throughout your career with us.  You will also be assigned a buddy or a mentor who will be there to offer support and guidance throughout your apprenticeship.

What will you do?

The Health and Safety apprenticeship will combine on-the-job learning with a programme of training and development. Your role might involve:

  • Carrying out risk assessments and audits in the workplace to identify any potential risks with the aim of preventing incidents / accidents from happening
  • investigating incidents / accidents to establish the root cause of why they happened
  • Working with a team to identify measures that can be put in place to prevent issues occurring or happening again.
  • Tracking that safety and environmental improvements have been made
  • Managing documentation and reviewing metrics in our Safety management system.
  • Being aware of new safety legislation and how that will affect our manufacturing site.
  • Preparing, planning and delivering Health & Safety awareness and promotional events.

What qualifications do you need?

To be eligible for our Health and Safety apprenticeship programme, you will need:

  • To have or be predicted to achieve a minimum of 5 Scottish National 5 at grade A-C (or 5 Standard Grades at grades 1-3). Must include Maths and a Science subject and English at C/3 or above.
  • 3 Scottish Highers at grade A-C (Maths, English and a relevant science).

     OR

  • To have or be predicted to achieve a minimum of 5 GCSEs or equivalent at grade 5 (A*-C) and above, including maths and science.  Grade 4 or higher is acceptable for English Language (not literature).
  • A minimum of 96 UCAS points from top 3 A Levels including Maths

Where will you be based?

Offered at our Montrose, Irvine and Barnard Castle sites.

What our apprentices say about the Health and Safety apprenticeship programme...

“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 apprentices start September 2019.

Benefits include:  

  • A competitive base salary
  • An annual bonus
  • Benefit programmes benchmarked against industry standards
  • A recognition programme to reward exceptional work by you and your team
  • A performance and development programme
  • Training and Development (including opportunities to attend events such as the Outward Bound
  • A nationally recognised qualification

How can you apply?

Applications for 2020 will open on Monday 2 December 2019.

We’re 100% open to all talent

We’re 100% open to all talent – whatever your gender, marital status, religion, age, colour, race, sexual orientation, nationality or disability. We want to recruit the right people for GSK from the widest possible backgrounds, so we can better serve the diversity of our patients and consumers and also, because it’s the right thing to do. 

Need help with your application?

Please contact us at UK.earlytalentrecruitment@gsk.com

To be eligible for our Health and Safety apprenticeship programme, you will need:

  • To have or be predicted to achieve a minimum of 5 Scottish National 5 at grade A-C (or 5 Standard Grades at grades 1-3). Must include Maths and a Science subject and English at C/3 or above.

3 Scottish Highers at grade A-C (Maths, English and a relevant science).