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Laboratory Analyst Apprenticeship

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Deadline: CLOSED
  • Entry Requirements: A minimum of five Scottish credit/general standard grades / National 4/5 or equivalent or above which must include Maths, English and Science., A minimum of one Scottish Higher in Maths, Chemistry, Biology or an associated Science.
  • Qualification Gained: Professional Qualification
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    • Montrose

Location – Based at our manufacturing site in Montrose

Salary – Competitive

Closing date for applications: 12 May 2020 - We recommend you apply as soon as possible.

Apprenticeship start date September 2020 

Assessment Centre Dates: June / July 2020


Degree Requirements

A minimum of five Scottish credit/general standard grades / National 4/5 or equivalent or above which must include Maths, English and Science. 

A minimum of one Scottish Higher in Maths, Chemistry, Biology or an associated Science.


Exciting Minds With Our Laboratory Analyst Apprenticeship

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.

Want To Solve Some Of The World’s Biggest Health Challenges?

With over 300 years of innovation, we’re a science-led global healthcare company that delivers billions of innovative products each year. Join us and help millions of people do more, feel better, live longer.

Our Laboratory Analyst apprenticeship will equip you with the skills and knowledge to tackle a variety of scientific challenges working in our laboratory – the heartbeat of our company.

Achieve Your Career Goals On Our Apprentice Programme

You’ll receive tailored on-the-job training from in house subject matter experts, combined with early responsibility to help you develop and progress.  You’ll be working towards a nationally recognised qualification studying for an HNC or HND as well as SVQ modules in life science.

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.  You will also be assigned a buddy or a mentor who will be there to offer support and guidance throughout your apprenticeship.

Apprenticeship Course

Your apprenticeship is a blend of learning on the job and working towards your apprenticeship with a partner course provider, you will study at Angus & Dundee College, Forth Valley or Angus Training Centre for this apprenticeship (please note: the provider may be subject to change).

What Will You Do?

You will be part of our labs team based at our manufacturing site in Montrose.


Your Duties Might Include:

  • Working as part of a team to support the routine analysis of raw materials, manufactured and stability samples using classical and chromatographic techniques as appropriate

  • Consistently operate to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and Good Laboratories Practices (GLP) standards to ensure compliant product testing

  • Maintain and calibrate a wide range of analytical equipment to ensure continual production of accurate and precise results

  • Manage the smooth and efficient flow of samples and products from manufacturing, logistics and other areas on site to the laboratory.

  • Ensure all college work is completed on time and to the required standard to pass the course.

  • Shadow staff members to develop skills and knowledge

  • Complete logs of work carried out including supporting documents.

  • Ensuring a positive can-do attitude that puts the safety, compliance and business at the forefront of the decisions made day to day.

  • Looking for ways to improve safety, quality and laboratory processes

Benefits Include:  

  • A competitive base salary

  • An annual bonus

  • Benefit programmes benchmarked against industry standards

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

  • A performance and development programme

  • Training and Development (including opportunities to attend events such as the Outward Bound)

  • A nationally recognised qualification

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.

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