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Engineering Technician Apprenticeship, Worthing, UK, 2024

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Nombre del sítio: UK - West Sussex - Worthing
Fecha de publicación: Feb 8 2024

 Engineering Technician Apprenticeship, Worthing, UK, 2024  

This role is based in Worthing where we make penicillin antibiotics. Our site has 2 main production departments: the manufacturing department where we make tablets and suspensions; and a Packaging department where we pack the tablets made on our site. In 2022, the Worthing site produced more than 40 million packs of tablets. Our finished packs are exported to countries all over the world.   

We have engineering teams supporting the manufacturing and packaging departments, keeping the production equipment going. We also have a utilities and an instrumentation & automation engineering team, supporting the complete site. 

Education required (England)

5 GCSE or equivalent with a grade 5 in Maths 

Must be able to commute to either the GSK Worthing site or College (Crawley) 

Worthing is a Penicillin Manufacturing site. Please consider this if you are allergic to beta-lactam penicillin 


Our Apprenticeships are aimed at school leavers.  If you already have a Bachelors degree level or above we recommend you look at our Graduate Programmes ( Future leaders graduate programme | GSK ) or direct entry opportunities via our careers site ( Careers | GSK )

Join GSK’s Engineering Technician Apprentice Programme – UK, 2023: Help us get ahead of disease together and earn while you learn   

Starting salary of £17,500 increasing to £23,800 / year after 1 year + annual bonus based on company performance  

Kickstart a long-term and rewarding career with nationally recognized Engineering Technician qualifications. Our current Site Engineering Director and other engineering colleagues started their careers as Engineering Technician Apprentices so this is a great starting point! 

All costs of your apprenticeship covered by GSK 


Expected Start date: September 2024 

What will you be doing day-day?    

Develop hands-on mechanical, electrical, instrumentation and automation skills, 

Learn how to maintain production equipment and carry out routine maintenance 

Fault find, diagnose and resolve breakdowns 

Analyse machine data and recommend improvements 

Learn about engineering project management 

Help install and test new equipment. 


Here’s how some of our current Engineering Tech Apprentices describe their roles:  

Lewys Neller, 2 nd year Engineering Apprentice  

A normal day at Worthing for me consists of working with and learning from my team, using the resources and personnel to help further educate myself about mechanical and electrical engineering. My role involves maintaining equipment and assisting with breakdowns to ensure production keeps running to schedule and that the site can function properly.  

You will be working at GSK’s Worthing manufacturing facility where you’ll be learning how to maintain and improve our pharmaceutical manufacturing equipment and facilities, helping to ensure we can make the medicines and vaccines that we supply to patients. 

This is a 4 year practical, hands-on apprenticeship where you’ll be working towards a level 3 Engineering Technician qualification through Chichester College.  

For more information see:   

Your studies are fully funded by GSK, and through your day-day work you’ll have lots of opportunities to apply your theoretical knowledge in a real-world manufacturing environment.   


Other perks include: 

Eligibility for NUS Extra card providing you with discounts to many high street and online outlets.  

Access to NxtGen – a social group where you can connect with other GSK apprentices nationally & internationally 

Access to healthcare and well-being programmes 

Employee recognition programs, which reward exceptional achievements 

A buddy &/or mentor who will help you to prepare for joining GSK and who will be there to offer support and guidance throughout your apprenticeship.   

Apply now   

Please note we will update you regarding your application by the end of February 2024, if you have any questions please contact:  

Assessment centres for shortlisted candidates will be held between February and April 2024.  

Need help with your application?  

Please email us at and let us know how we can help you .  

You don’t need to have any previous work experience to be successful.  We’re looking for candidates who are motivated to learn and who are excited to develop practical, hands-on engineering and problem solving skills .   



Top tips for your application   



Once you’ve completed our short online application form, you will be invited to an online video interview.  During this, we will ask you to tell us why you think our programme is a good fit for you and how your skills and interests will help you to succeed at GSK.  


To help you prepare, we wanted to share some top tips to bear in mind while you’re answering the interview questions! Our Apprentices need: 


An interest in, and motivation for becoming a multi-skilled Engineering Technician – you don’t need to have had any prior work experience, but you’ll need to tell us why you think this practical apprenticeship is for you.  You may have interests, hobbies or experience that show you have a practical side - perhaps specific practical projects or subjects at school or college that you enjoyed; clubs that you’ve been part of; work experience or extracurricular activities with friends or family or volunteering, charity or community work that you want to tell us about.  Your reasons will be personal to you, and we look forward to hearing about these during the application process. 

Communication skills – you’ll meet and work with lots of different people across the site so you’ll need to be able to listen to others as well as be open and honest and respectful in your communication.  You can expect the same respect from others.   

An ability to work within a team – you will have lots of your own tasks &/or projects to work on through the apprenticeship.  You’ll also need to be able work well with other people & consider the impact of your work and actions on other people too. 

Ability to follow instructions / Personal responsibility - it is critical that you can follow work instructions and health & safety guidelines at all times - to keep you and your colleagues safe whilst ensuring the highest quality of the products that reach our patients.  Don’t worry, you’ll get training on all of these when you start 

A focus on quality (right first time) and problem solving – we’ll teach you how to safely work with manufacturing machinery and documentation tools.  As you develop in your role you’ll need to take a logical approach to problem solving whilst seeking opportunities to improve quality, speed and/or efficiency.   

Ability to balance your work and study time – you’ll have the best of both worlds – a great start to your working career in a great industry and gain a nationally recognized Engineering Technician qualification.  You’ll need to be able to manage your time and workload, and to stay motivated and committed when facing challenges.  Rest assured, you’ll get lots of support from your manager and your teams as well as your college tutors through your Apprenticeship. 



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