GSK announces new R&D apprenticeships
23 March 2012
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has announced the launch of a new multi-disciplinary apprenticeship scheme. The programme is aimed at 16-24 year olds and offers positions at the company's UK manufacturing, research and development (R&D) and corporate sites.
Apprenticeships will last between two and four years, and require a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or above. All roles will consist of a combination of on-the-job training and study modules. Should an apprentice demonstrate the skills and behaviour GSK is looking for, they will be offered a role with the company at the end of the programme.
Natalie Woodford, a senior vice president at GSK, said: 'GSK is committed to attracting and developing talent at all levels, and youth training and apprenticeships have a vital role in building the right skills our employees need for the future.'
Skills Minister John Hayes MP said: 'The government has significantly increased investment in apprenticeships because we know they work for businesses and employees. The unique combination of high-quality training and meaningful work experience they offer helps to build a workforce with the skills our economy needs to grow. I am delighted that GSK are not only hiring new apprentices, but also expanding their programme to cover a wide range of new disciplines.'
The apprenticeship scheme is complementary to GSK's existing established graduate and undergraduate recruitment programmes. Last year, the company announced plans to reimburse 100% of uncapped tuition fees for up to 100 students recruited under the company's graduate scheme. GSK also takes on hundreds of undergraduates annually in the UK, on year-long industrial placements across the business.
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Further information and application process for the GSK apprenticeship scheme
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