James Wilding,  project engineer, Maidenhead

Process technician apprenticeships

As a process technician apprentice you will develop the skills and knowledge required to operate the utility systems and equipment that support our site manufacturing activities.

What does an process technician apprenticeship involve?

This 30-month programme will combine on-the-job learning with a programme of training and development. You will learn safety and risk management to ensure all the equipment and facilities in your area are operated efficiently and safely.  You will work closely with your team to ensure the quality and efficiency of production

 Your role may involve:

  • Supporting the operation of boilers, incinerators, solvent recovery and effluent treatment processes
  • Supporting  routine plant preventive maintenance activities
  • Support the permit issuing or receiving process for breakdown maintenance / project activities
  • Get involved in  project commissioning activities
  • Identifying areas for improvement and implementation of change
  • investigation and root cause analysis

You will complete a series of on-the-job rotations around different process systems / areas to gain skills and experience  while studying theory elements of the apprenticeship and gaining some practical workshop experience at your Polytechnic.

What will this apprenticeship offer me?

Our process technician apprenticeship offers you the chance to study towards nationally recognised qualifications – an Advanced Diploma in your field of study from 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:

Diploma in chemical engineering or a related subject

Preferred subjects include:

  • Diploma in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
  • Diploma in Chemical & Green Technology
  • Diploma in Chemical & Pharmaceutical Technology
  • Diploma in Chemical Engineering
  • Diploma in Chemical Process Technology
  • Diploma in Process 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 - 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.

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.