Packaging Technologist Degree Apprentice


  • Worthing  
    West Sussex, United Kingdom
    perm, freelance, temp to perm  
  • Company
    Start date
    September 2023  
    £18,000 per annum  
  • Closing date
    8 May 2023  
    Posted on
    8 March 2023  

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

This GSK apprenticeship lasts up to four years and gives you the chance to earn while you learn. We are looking for motivated individuals with a willingness and enthusiasm to learn, who are excited to develop practical and problems solving skills. No prior experience is required as you will be given full training.

You’ll be working towards a BSc (Honours) Packaging Professional, which will be delivered through 3 day block study periods, work-based projects, presentations and on-line study by Sheffield Hallam University

Education required: 

  • 3 A levels equivalent to 96 UCAS points
  • 5 GCSEs or equivalent grade 9-5 (A*-C) including Maths, English Language (not Literature) and a Science

Language requirement: Written and spoken fluency in English.

Application deadline: We recommend you apply as soon as possible. We will close this vacancy when we have enough strong applications to consider. Please apply as soon as possible so that you can be considered. 

Assessment Centre Date: March 2023.

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!

Are you looking to gain a head start in your career where you can positively impact the health of billions of people?

GSK is a global biopharma company with a special purpose – to unite science, technology and talent to get ahead of disease together. Getting ahead means preventing disease as well as treating it, and we aim to impact the health of 2.5 billion people around the world in the next 10 years.

Our success absolutely depends on our people. We want GSK to be a place where people feel inspired, encouraged and challenged to be the best they can be. A place where they can be themselves – feeling welcome, valued and included. Where they can keep growing and look after their wellbeing. So, if you share our ambition, join us at this exciting moment in our journey to get ahead together.

Inspired to help us get ahead together?  Apply for the Packaging Technology Apprenticeship at GSK Worthing today!

This Apprenticeship is based at our Worthing site on the South Coast. In Worthing, we are very proud to have been producing oral penicillin antibiotic products for over 60 years! 

The Worthing site has a 500+ diverse workforce and is situated about 2 miles from the South Coast and is at the foot of the picturesque South Downs. Approximately 15 miles from the cosmopolitan and cultural city of Brighton & Hove boasting the opportunity to experience country, city and coastal life all in one location. You can also get to London in under 90 minutes by train.

Ahead together with tailored training and career development:

As a Packaging Technology apprentice at GSK Worthing, you will develop practical skills and knowledge which will enable you to become a key member of our team – helping to ensure that we are achieving our environmental sustainability goals while delivering our life-saving medicines to our patients.

You will also attend University, where you will work towards a BSc (Honours) Packaging Professional degree.

Throughout your apprenticeship you will be supported by your line manager, an early talent programme manager as well as an apprentice buddy.

What will you do?

Your role might include:

  • Supporting the development and design of new packaging materials
  • Packaging Sustainability – understanding the impact of our current packaging materials & helping to set the sustainability strategy by identifying new packaging materials.
  • Manage progressively larger projects (supported by colleagues) including new product introduction
  • Sharing your thoughts and ideas so that we can always be improving how we do things.
  • Learning how to resolve packaging issues in GSK sites in the UK and across the world.
  • Designing packaging to protect our products during transportation from early stage manufacture to delivery to the patient.
  • Looking at ways we can continuously improve our current packaging.

What do we offer you?

  • Eligibility for NUS Extra card providing you with discounts to many high street and online outlets.  
  • Join NxtGen – a networking group where you can connect with other apprentices internationally. 
  • An annual bonus based on company performance 
  • Relocation Allowance subject to eligibility checks  
  • Access to private healthcare and well-being programs, savings programs, time off and childcare support 
  • Employee recognition programs, which reward exceptional achievements 
  • Long-term incentives through shared ownership link your rewards to our longer-term performance 
  • On-the-job experience and formal and informal training and development, delivered through a mixture of coaching, mentoring and formal training programs 

GSK is a global biopharma company with a special purpose – to unite science, technology and talent to get ahead of disease together – so we can positively impact the health of billions of people and deliver stronger, more sustainable shareholder returns – as an organisation where people can thrive. Getting ahead means preventing disease as well as treating it, and we aim to impact the health of 2.5 billion people around the world in the next 10 years.

Our success absolutely depends on our people. While getting ahead of disease together is about our ambition for patients and shareholders, it’s also about making GSK a place where people can thrive. We want GSK to be a workplace where everyone can feel a sense of belonging and thrive as set out in our Equal and Inclusive Treatment of Employees policy. We’re committed to being more proactive at all levels so that our workforce reflects the communities we work and hire in, and our GSK leadership reflects our GSK workforce.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we are open to all talent. In the US, we also adhere to Affirmative Action principles. This ensures that all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to neurodiversity, race/ethnicity, colour, national origin, religion, gender, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, disability, genetic information, military service, covered/protected veteran status or any other federal, state or local protected class*(*US only).

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