Instrumentation engineering technician apprenticeships

Our instrumentation engineering technician apprenticeship programme is designed to create the engineering technicians of the future. As an apprentice, you will have the opportunity to develop electrical, instrumentation and control skills. You will provide technical instrumentation support for manufacturing and/or laboratory facilities, carrying out routine calibrations and maintenance, diagnosing and resolving breakdowns as well as helping to design, install and test new instrumentation.

What does an instrumentation engineering technician apprenticeship involve?

Our instrumentation engineering technician apprenticeship lasts up to 30 months. 

Your apprenticeship will combine on-the-job learning with a programme of training and development. Your role may involve:

  • Develop control, electrical and instrumentation skills
  • Learn how to maintain and calibrate production and laboratory instrumentation
  • Carry out routine calibration for filed instruments
  • Diagnose and resolveinstrument breakdowns, ensuring equipment is kept in the best operating condition
  • Help design, qualify, install and test new instrumentation
  • Learning how to proactively maintain and repair process and utilities equipment

You will learn new skills in engineering technician teams across the site while studying theory elements of the apprenticeship and gaining some practical workshop experience at Singapore Polytechnic. Your rotations may include time in manufacturing, Operation Engineering, utilities and/or automation – depending on where you are based. 

What will this apprenticeship offer me?

Our instrumentation engineering apprenticeship offers you the chance to study towards nationally recognised qualifications - a Diploma in Engineering (Control and Automation) from Singapore Polytechnic - while gaining valuable, paid work experience.

You will also receive an “Earn and Learn” certificate leading to a diploma/advanced diploma of apprenticeship completion from the Singapore Education and Training Institution, a nationally recognised credential that certifies occupational proficiency

What qualifications do I need to apply?

To be eligible for our instrumentation engineering technician apprenticeship programme,you will need:

NITEC or Higher NITEC in an engineering – related subject

Preferred subjects include:

  • Electrical engineering
  • Electronics engineering
  • Mechatronics engineering

Where will I be based?

This apprenticeship is based at our manufacturing site in Jurong  

What our apprentices say about the GSK apprenticeship programme

“I have really enjoyed working in all different areas on the site learning my chosen trade from qualified engineers - this has given me the best training I could have asked for!

“The most enjoyable part so far was probably the personal development week - it was great to do activities I never normally would and to also be around other apprentices in similar situations to me and compare all our thoughts and opinions on the apprenticeship programme. 

“I have enjoyed the challenge of managing my work load to ensure I keep on top of all the competency and college and on top of my role at the site.  It has been a great opportunity to prove myself.”

When can I start?

Our apprenticeships start in September 2018.

What our apprentices say about the GSK apprenticeship program


I chose the apprenticeship with GSK because it allowed me to go back to college for what I was originally studying. It presented me a rare opportunity to further my education and build a career within a global organization.

The best part so far is being able to see things on-site and being able to connect them with lessons in the classroom and vice-versa. Being the first apprentice at my site, I have met a lot of great people who want to help me succeed anyway they can. From this, I’ve learned that this opportunity not only affects me, but my colleagues, future apprentices, and of course, our patients at the end of the supply chain. 

How can I apply?

Applications are now open. Click here to apply. 

GSK is focused on creating an inclusive organisation where all employees feel engaged and know their work makes an important contribution. We aim to attract and retain the most talented people from all backgrounds and cultures regardless of actual or perceived race, colour, ethnic or national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership, gender identity and/or expression, religion or belief, physical ability/ disability.