How to apply

We are delighted you have decided that a GSK apprenticeship is where you want to launch your career. As you might expect, the recruitment process is rigorous, but you should bear in mind that the process is as much for you as it is for us.

We want you to proceed through each level in our process so that you can explore GSK and determine whether we are the right fit for you. We will provide you with personalised feedback along the way so that you can improve and build on your strengths throughout the process. 

Top tips for your application:

  • Make sure you apply early. We recruit on an ongoing basis and prioritise applications based on the application date.
  • Complete your application carefully, don’t rush. It is your opportunity to show us your motivation, skills and to make a good impression.
  • Research GSK through different platforms before applying to understand if we are the right company for you.
  • Think about what skills you have that you can bring to your chosen role that will help GSK make an impact to patients’ lives.
  • Make sure you have completed your online test, and full application form before within the set deadlines, or your application may not be considered.

The application process  

Online application form

We’ve designed our application form, so it won’t take you long to complete. We’ll ask you to upload a CV and complete details about the subjects you’re studying or have completed at school and college – and if you’re eligible to work in the country where your chosen programme is based.

Tips:

Consider your answers – you will need to include details of the subjects you’ve studied and the grades you’ve achieved or are expected.

Be accurate – make sure you meet the criteria for your chosen programme. If you don’t, you may receive an automatic response declining your application.

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The World of GSK online assessment

If we think you could be right for us, we’ll invite you to complete our World of GSK online assessment. This will help us determine your strengths and suitability to become one of our Apprenticeships – while giving you a fascinating insight into what we do and how we work.

You’ll watch videos featuring some of our colleagues who will tell you about what they do at GSK. We’ll then set up scenarios – and ask you how you would manage the situation.

After you complete the World of GSK assessment, we’ll let you know if you’ve made it to the next stage. You’ll also get personalised feedback to help you develop your strengths further.

Don’t worry, you don’t need any knowledge of GSK, or the healthcare sector to succeed at this stage of the application – or at any stage.

Tips:

Be timely – the assessment isn’t timed, so don’t rush. However, remember you only have seven days to complete it. Don’t leave it too late!

Be prepared – have a pen, paper and calculator to hand. You may want to take notes and, for some questions, you’ll need to interpret numerical data and complete calculations.

Check your internet – make sure your internet connection is reliable before starting the assessment.

Take care – read the instructions carefully and complete the assessment in a quiet room with no distractions. We suggest you do so at the time of day you feel most energised.

Get help – feel free to contact us if you experience any technical issues while completing the assessment. If you need any reasonable adjustments due to a disability, please also get in touch. You can reach us at uk.earlytalentrecruitment@gsk.com.

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GSK Life job simulation

Make it through to the next stage and we’ll see how you might perform in your chosen apprenticeship. It’s also your chance to get a feel for what it might be like to work with us.

You’ll be presented a scenario with some key business facts and asked to respond through video, writing and multiple choice. We’ll also ask you more about why you want to work here and, if you’ve applied for a technical role, we’ll ask you some technical questions too.

Whether you make it through to the next round or not, we’ll give you feedback to help you maximise your strengths in future.

Tips:

Be thoughtful – consider why you want to work for us on the programme you’ve chosen and share your reasons honestly.

Be timely – you’ve got 35 minutes to complete the assessment with a set time for each question, so be ready and focus.

Be prepared – have a pen, paper and calculator to hand. You may want to take notes and, for some questions, you’ll need to interpret numerical data and complete calculations.

Check your internet – make sure your internet connection is reliable before starting the assessment.

Take care – read the instructions carefully and complete the assessment in a quiet room with no distractions. We suggest you do so at the time of day you feel most energised.

Get help – feel free to contact us if you experience any technical issues while completing the assessment. If you need any reasonable adjustments due to a disability, please also get in touch. 

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Assessment Centre

If you progress to our Assessment Centre, congratulations. You’re through to our final stage.

This is your chance to get even more of an insight into what it’s like to work at a world-leading healthcare organisation. You’ll also have the opportunity to see how you’ll fit in – you can ask questions, meet potential future colleagues and see our working culture for yourself.

You’ll spend half a day taking part in immersive exercises. These will include short presentation to a member of our team,  individual exercises and a group,  or paired, exercise. Depending on your chosen programme, you might also complete a practical or technical exercise. You’ll receive more information in your Assessment Centre invite and you’ll be invited to a webinar with the GSK Recruiter to give you more information and answer your questions. Finally, you’ll have a face-to-face, strengths-based interview.

We’ve designed the Assessment Centre to bring out the best in you, so we can see what you’re capable of and we can show you why we’re such an exceptional place to work.

Tips:

Be yourself – relax and show us your strengths. We want to help you find your perfect job, so you can fulfil your potential.

Keep calm – don’t worry if an exercise doesn’t go well. You’ll have other chances to impress us.

Interview us – feel free to ask us lots of questions to find out whether we’re right for you.

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Accept our offer

Great news! If you succeed at the Assessment Centre we’ll make you an offer to become one of our Apprentices. We’ll talk you through the next steps and use everything we’ve learned about you to make sure you get off to the best possible start in your future career.

Tips:

Congratulate yourself – you’ve done very well and you’re about to embark on an exceptional programme at one of the world’s largest healthcare companies.

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