Development and benefits

Like everyone at GSK, our apprentices are rewarded for their work and recognised for their achievements.

So, you’ll not only get a competitive salary when you join us, you’ll benefit from our TotalReward package too. It’s designed to invest in your development, help you save for the future, and boost your health and wellbeing.


TotalReward helps us attract and retain the best people – and ensures that we work together to deliver our mission and objectives. It gives you:

  • 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

We will create the conditions you need to realise your potential and turn your ambitions into reality. How? By giving you differentiated development training and the freedom to build your own career. 

You will learn on-the-job from industry experts, and you will be assigned a manager and a mentor who will support you throughout your apprenticeship. They wil ensure you gain the right experience and skills, while working towards a nationally recognised qualification

All our apprentices work towards a minimum level 3 nationally recognised qualification that have been developed by industry to ensure what you are learning is relevant and appropriate for your chosen career path. You may have the chance in some disciplines to study to foundation degree or degree level. We are also one of the companies involved in the UK Government-led Trailblazer initiative developing new apprenticeship standards across the science industry.

This is supported by more formal training opportunities to develop skills such as team-working, communication and project management. 

Each year of your apprenticeship you’ll be given the opportunity to attend a development week where you can meet and network with apprentices from the UK and beyond. You might be taking part in an outdoor, adventure course zip-lining and going on expeditions or you could be meeting former veterans and learning from their past experiences. These types of activities will help you to build your personal, social and emotional skills. Key skills for you to bring back into your day to day work.