Why be a multi-skilled Engineer?

GlaxoSmithKline

 

  • Because you’re a natural at problem solving.
  • Because you will get exposure to some of the most complex engineering challenges. 
  • Because some of our best engineers started on the apprenticeship scheme.
What will I get out of it?
This scheme has been designed to create the engineers of the future. Over the course of the programme you will develop a well-rounded skill set in everything from mechanical and electrical to control and automation engineering. It is also an opportunity to gain a broad exposure to a variety of engineering challenges within our business.
 
What will I be doing?
Our engineering apprenticeships run over a 4 year period, combining both classroom based and on the job training. For the first year you will spend most of your time at a local college studying theory elements of the apprenticeship and gaining some practical workshop experience. In subsequent years you will complete a series of job rotations in engineering teams across the site. Your rotations may include time in manufacturing, packaging, utilities & facilities and automation & control – depending on the site you are on. At the beginning of each rotation, you will be set a series of learning objectives, so you will always know what is expected of you. You will also continue to attend college at least one day a week working towards your level 3 BTEC in maintenance engineering.
 
Your on-the-job training will include attending and root causing breakdowns, carrying out routine maintenance as well as assisting in the design, testing and commissioning of new equipment. You will also learn how to analyse equipment data, identifying trends and suggesting and implementing improvements.

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