Laboratory Science (Biology) Apprenticeship, Barnard Castle, 2021
Barnard Castle, DurhamRoyaume-Uni
6d ago

Nov 25 2020

Exciting minds with our Laboratory Science Apprenticeship

Education required :

A minimum of 5 GCSEs or equivalent at grades 9-5 (A C) including English Language (not Literature), Science and Maths

To have achieved or be predicted to achieve a minimum of 96 UCAS points from your top 3 A-Levels (or equivalent) not including General Studies

  • A Level Biology at grade C or above. A level Chemistry would be a bonus.
  • Start date : September 2021

    Assessment centre dates : March 2021

    We accept ongoing applications and will close this vacancy once we have enough applications, so it’s best to apply as soon as possible as we do not want you to miss out!

    We want you to be motivated and passionate for the Apprenticeship you apply to we will only accept ONE Apprenticeship application per candidate each year.

    Please do your research before applying and select the one Apprenticeship you wish to apply to good luck with your application!

    About Us

    GSK is a science-led global healthcare company with a special purpose : to help people do more, feel better, live longer.

    We have 3 global businesses that research, develop and manufacture innovative pharmaceutical medicines, vaccines and consumer healthcare products.

    Our Barnard Castle facility is a key drug product manufacturing site within the GSK network, and one of GSKs flagship New Product Introduction sites, bringing ground-breaking medicines to people all over the world at the right quality and the right price.

    At Barnard Castle, we proudly manufacture 38 different medicines in over 1500 pack variations to treat HIV, cancer, infectious diseases, migraines, psoriasis, dermatitis, asthma, cold sores and acne, to name just a few, which we supply to over 130 markets around the world.

    This is not an R&D facility.

    Achieve your career goals on our apprentice programme

    The 3-year apprenticeship is a blended approach of distance learning and block release with Kent University (please note : the provider may be subject to change).

    You will be studying towards a After completing the level 5 you may be offered the opportunity to go on to study for a level 6 (degree level) apprenticeship.

    If you are offered an apprenticeship; you will have a buddy or a mentor who will help you to prepare for joining GSK and will be there to offer support and guidance throughout your apprenticeship.

    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.

    What will you do?

    You will be part of our laboratory team based at our Barnard Castle pharmaceutical manufacturing site. As a laboratory analyst in our Microbiology laboratories you will help to ensure that our products meet strict quality specifications and microbiological limits.

    You will also experience everything from traditional techniques used for testing of raw materials and finished products, to the use of bespoke automated equipment for microbiological identification.

    Some of your time will also be spent working with the Process Monitoring team taking and evaluating samples from the manufacturing areas and cleanroom environments.

    Your duties might include :

    Learning analytical methods and operating specialist laboratory equipment to test our pharmaceutical products and raw materials

    Learning about and identifying different microbes

    Environmental monitoring and microbiology sampling across the site in clean rooms and manufacturing areas.

    Carrying out data analysis, interpreting data and report writing

    You’ll be excited by the thought of :

    Building your laboratory skills in a manufacturing setting

    Studying towards your Level 5 apprenticeship in Biological Science

    Working as part of a team of scientists

    Using your analytical skills and attention to detail to support our patients to do more, feel better, live longer.

    If you successfully complete your apprenticeship, you may have the opportunity to work towards a level 6 (degree level) apprenticeship.

    Benefits include : A fully-sponsored

    A fully-sponsored

    A competitive annual salary of £17,000

    Private healthcare

    A range of benefits including share schemes and tax-free bikes

    A recognition programme to reward exceptional work by you and your team

    Training and development (including opportunities to attend annual Apprentice development events)

    Get to grips with our recruitment process

    You’ll find hints, tips and guidance on our recruitment process on our website -

    We have changed the way we recruit in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, you can learn more about how our practices have adapted .

    Apply Now

    We accept ongoing applications and will close this vacancy once we have enough applications, so it’s best to apply as soon as possible as we do not want you to miss out!



    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.

    You can learn more about Inclusion and diversity at GSK .

    Need help with your application?

    Please email us at and let us know how we can help you. Or email us your number and we’ll call you back. We’ll make all reasonable modifications to support you throughout the recruitment process and we’ll treat all information you give us in confidence.

    Please get in touch to help us process your application as soon as possible.

    En tant que société animée par nos valeurs de concentration sur le patient, de transparence, de respect et d’intégrité, nous savons que l’inclusion et la diversité sont essentielles à notre réussite.

    Nous voulons que tous nos collègues s'épanouissent chez GSK en apportant leurs expériences uniques, en s'assurant qu'ils se sentent bien et en poursuivant leur carrière.

    En tant que candidat à un poste, nous souhaitons que vous partagiez le même sentiment.

    Nous sommes ouverts à tous les talents - quels que soient votre sexe, votre handicap, votre état civil ou votre religion.

    ou conviction, âge, race, orientation sexuelle, origine ethnique ou nationale.

    Nous croyons en une culture de travail agile pour tous nos rôles. Si la flexibilité est importante pour vous, nous vous encourageons à explorer avec notre équipe d'embauche les opportunités qui se présentent.

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