Mechanical engineering technician apprenticeships

Our mechanical engineering technician apprenticeship programme is designed to create the engineering technicians of the future.

What does a mechanical engineering technician apprenticeship involve?

Our mechanical 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:

  • Learning how to proactively maintain and repair process and utility equipment
  • Diagnosing and resolving breakdowns ensuring equipment is kept in the best operating condition
  • Helping install and test new 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 mechanical engineering technician apprenticeship offers you the chance to study towards nationally recognised qualifications - a Diploma in Engineering (Mechanical) from Singapore Polytechnic - while gaining valuable, paid work experience.

What qualifications do I need to apply?

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

NITEC or Higher NITEC in an engineering – related subject

Preferred subjects include:

  • Mechanical 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


Over the course of my four years at GSK, the main highlight has been working with the engineering team and the camaraderie I have built up with them. It is really important to be accepted and welcomed by your peers – particularly when you are leaving college and some of them are 30 years in the job!

When can I start?

Our apprenticeships start in September 2018

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.