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GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)

Every day, we are working to improve the lives of people all over the world.

Are you a school leaver, student or graduate searching for a career at a global company with a special purpose? 

Every day, we are working to improve the lives of people all over the world. We're looking for talented, ambitious students and graduates to help us achieve this goal. Could it be you?

There is more than one way into GSK, and you don’t have to be a university graduate to have an outstanding career with us. If you’re still at school, and you’ve worked out that studying full time at university isn’t right for you, you should explore the opportunities below.

EMployer Overview

We are 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. We aim to bring differentiated, high-quality and needed healthcare products to as many people as possible, with our 3 global businesses, scientific and technical know-how and talented people.

Our goal is to be one of the world’s most innovative, best performing and trusted healthcare companies.

Our values and expectations are at the heart of everything we do and help define our culture - so that together we can deliver extraordinary things for our patients and consumers and make GSK a brilliant place to work.

Why Work With Us

  • Start your career at a leading global company
  • Gain new skills and broaden your horizons
  • Do work that makes a difference to people lives
  • Earn a competitive salary
  • Learn new skills and get a professional qualification (without paying tuition or training fees)

GSK UK Apprenticeship Programme

I chose GSK because it’s a large company and you get the opportunity to go into different areas. For the next portion of the apprenticeship, I'll be working with the engineers, which is a role I’ll be aiming for when I graduate.


Engineering Apprentice GSK

Apprenticeships and Work Experience Programmes

An apprenticeship is a smart alternative route for students who want to start their career and learn from industry experts from day one. As an apprentice, you’ll benefit from early responsibility enabling you to reach your career goals whilst studying towards academic and industry accredited qualifications. If you are school leaver interested in a career in science, engineering, manufacturing, or business operations in a global company like ours, then one of our apprentice programmes could be perfect.

You'll choose the area of our business to start your apprenticeship in, depending on where your strengths and interests lie. Whichever part of the business you join, you’ll get hands-on experience, and you’ll play a role in helping us to achieve our goals. The apprenticeship programmes take between 2-4 years depending on what you specialise in, with 70% of your time spent learning on the job, 20% of your time studying for a professional qualification at college or through online courses and 10% of your time on GSK training sessions.

GSK Virtual Work Experience event

Registration is now open for the GSK Virtual Work Experience event here

This is a great opportunity for us to inspire and engage the next generation of students!


Monday 30th May to Thursday 2nd June 2022.


Students in Year 10 to 13

What does this involve?

GSK’s Virtual Work Experience will allow students to:

  • Learn about how GSK takes products from molecules to market
  • Take part in virtual team building exercises to develop their skills
  • Learn about different career opportunities across Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.
  • Gain job application hints and tips
  • Gain an industry-accredited Bronze Industrial Cadets Award.

How to apply:

Please find the link to the student sign-up survey: GSK Virtual Work Experience.


The survey can be used by internal or external users. Apply as soon as possible as registration may close early, depending on the number of applications received.



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