Laboratory Science (In-vivo Biology) Apprenticeship - Master's Degree (Level 7)

G S K (Employer)

National Apprenticeship Service (Training Provider)

Annual wage £17,500.00
37.5 hours per week Full-time. Exact timings to be confirmed.
54 months (duration)
1 September 2021(start date)
Bioinformatics Scientist (apprenticeship standard)
15 July 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

You will be part of the Research & Development (R&D) function based in the In-vivo Science and Delivery (IVSD) team based at Stevenage which is GSK’s UK R&D Hub, which is the heart of innovation, discovering and developing differentiated, high-quality and needed medicines that are bringing transformational benefit to patients.


On our 4.5-year programme you’ll receive tailored on-the-job training from industry experts from day one combined with early responsibility to help you to develop and progress. You’ll be working towards a Bachelor's degree (BSc) in Bioscience through a blended approach of day study and block release.

Your duties might include:

  • Working with laboratory animals so an affinity and caring attitude towards animals is critical
  • Based within the laboratory you’ll gain technical, husbandry & welfare knowledge and skills required to run and manage in-vivo animal studies
  • Build knowledge of the range of animal models used within Pharma research
  • Learn how to use various state-of-the-art techniques and technology to use in studies and gain insight into a broad range of biology-based scientific disciplines critical to the drug discovery process
  • Supporting immunology and oncology projects that will eventually lead to the development of medicines for patients
  • Use of IT systems such as Excel and data capturing systems
  • Support and manage pre and post study paperwork

You’ll be excited by the thought of:

  • Building your laboratory skills in an R&D setting
  • Working as part of a team of scientists
  • Studying towards your Bachelor's degree (BSc) in Bioscience

Future Prospects

We hope that the apprenticeship will lead to a long and successful career at GSK. We have apprentice alumni in a variety of senior roles across the business. 

Skills Required

None specified. 

Qualities Required

None specified. 

Qualifications Required

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
  • To include an A Level Biology at grade C or above

Training Provided

Training Provider to be confirmed. 

Bioinformatics Scientist degree standard. 

If you are offered a role, 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.

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