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Electrician Apprentice, Apprentice Program, US, 2023


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Site Name: Rockville Biopharm
Posted Date: Feb 13 2023

Join the GSK’s Electrician Apprentice Program – US, 2023: Help us get ahead of disease together


GSK Apprenticeships are full-time entry level opportunities that offer high school graduates the opportunity to begin their career in the biopharmaceutical industry.


Education required: 

  • Must have earned a high school diploma or equivalency diploma by June 2023. 
  • High school GPA 2.5 (“B”) or above (4.0 scale)
  • High school Algebra and Geometry or 2 units equivalent of academic math (GPA 2.5 or above in each case)
  • High school English (GPA 2.5 or above)


Language requirement: Written and spoken fluency in English


Preferred requirements:

  • Have studied engineering, electronics, mechanics, technology, robotics, or shop at High School


Other requirements:

  • Must be 18 years of age by August 1, 2023
  • Less than 2 years of related work experience since graduating from high school
  • If offered a position the candidate must be willing to enroll, and meet entry requirements of the IECC for related training instruction
  • Must be able to commute on a daily basis to the GSK manufacturing facility and related technical institution


Start date: August 2023


Application deadline: We recommend you apply as soon as possible. We will close this vacancy when we have enough applications, so please apply as soon as you can so your application can be considered.

 If you seem like a good fit based on your application form, we will invite you to complete our World of GSK online assessment. Please complete the World of GSK by the deadline provided. Next, we will invite you to complete a phone interview. If you succeed in the online assessment, and the phone interview, you will be invited to join us for the final stage: our Assessment Center


Assessment Centre Date: May/ June 2023


We want you to be motivated and passionate for the apprenticeship you apply to – we will only accept ONE Apprenticeship application per candidate each year. Please do your research before applying and select the one Apprenticeship you wish to apply to – good luck with your application!

Unsure of which apprenticeship you are best suited to?  Please contact


Are you looking to gain a head start in your career where you can help positively impact the health of billions of people?

GSK is a global biopharma company with a special purpose – to unite science, technology and talent to get ahead of disease together. Getting ahead means preventing disease as well as treating it, and we aim to impact the health of 2.5 billion people around the world in the next 10 years.

Our success absolutely depends on our people. We want GSK to be a place where people feel inspired, encouraged and challenged to be the best they can be. A place where they can be themselves – feeling welcome, valued and included. Where they can keep growing and look after their wellbeing. So, if you share our ambition, join us at this exciting moment in our journey to get ahead together.


Find out more: 

Annual Report 2021


Inspired to help us get ahead together?  Apply for the Electrician Apprenticeship program at GSK today!

We are looking for highly motivated high school graduates who are looking to jump start their career in the pharmaceutical industry. The apprenticeship program allows you to develop hands-on technical skills in our manufacturing facilities while continuing your education in the electrical trade.  


Working at our pharmaceutical manufacturing site, you will help to ensure we have the latest, safe, efficient, and reliable processes and equipment to deliver life-saving medicines and vaccines to people in 90 % of the world’s countries. This role will enable you to develop your skills in an industry that’s making radical changes to the way it develops and manufactures products.


Ahead together with tailored training and career development

This entry-level development opportunity offers you the chance to study towards nationally recognized qualifications while gaining hands-on, paid on-the-job training.


Electrician apprentices at Rockville will spend 2 evenings per week studying towards an IECC (Independent Electrical Contractors Chesapeake) Certificate of Competency.


You will work a 4-day week in our manufacturing facility, rotating through different departments such as utilities, manufacturing and packaging, receiving tailored on-the-job training from our in-house industry experts.  Over the 4 years of the apprenticeship you will have a personal training program to help you develop and progress.


What will you do?

As an electrician apprentice you will get involved with activities such as

  • Developing hands-on electrical, automation, control and instrumentation skills 
  • Learning how to maintain electrical distribution equipment
  • Carrying out routine electrical maintenance on our manufacturing and packaging equipment
  • Diagnosing and resolving breakdowns
  • Helping to design, install and test new equipment
  • Consistently operate to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
  • Looking for ways to improve safety, efficiency and quality of our manufacturing processes


What do we offer you?

  • A competitive salary
  • An annual bonus based on company performance
  • Access to healthcare and well-being programs, savings programs (401K), time off, and childcare support
  • Employee recognition programs, which reward exceptional achievements
  • Long-term incentives through shared ownership link your rewards to our longer-term performance
  • On-the-job experience and formal and informal training and development, delivered through a mixture of coaching, mentoring and formal training programs


Let’s do this!

You’ll find hints, tips and guidance on our recruitment process on our website 

You can learn more about GSK and our careers here

Apply now!


We’re 100% open to all talent

We’re 100% open to all talent – whatever your gender, marital status, religion, age, color, race, sexual orientation, nationality or disability. We want to recruit the right people for GSK from the widest possible backgrounds, so we can better serve the diversity of our patients. And also because it’s the right thing to do. 

You can learn more about Inclusion and diversity at GSK here


Need help with your application?

Please email us at and let us know how we can help you.










GSK is a global biopharma company with a special purpose – to unite science, technology and talent to get ahead of disease together – so we can positively impact the health of billions of people and deliver stronger, more sustainable shareholder returns – as an organisation where people can thrive. Getting ahead means preventing disease as well as treating it, and we aim to impact the health of 2.5 billion people around the world in the next 10 years.


Our success absolutely depends on our people. While getting ahead of disease together is about our ambition for patients and shareholders, it’s also about making GSK a place where people can thrive. We want GSK to be a workplace where everyone can feel a sense of belonging and thrive as set out in our Equal and Inclusive Treatment of Employees policy. We’re committed to being more proactive at all levels so that our workforce reflects the communities we work and hire in, and our GSK leadership reflects our GSK workforce.


If you require an accommodation or other assistance to apply for a job at GSK, please contact the GSK Service Centre at 1-877-694-7547 (US Toll Free) or +1 801 567 5155 (outside US).


GSK is an Equal Opportunity Employer and, in the US, we adhere to Affirmative Action principles. This ensures that all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, disability, genetic information, military service, covered/protected veteran status or any other federal, state or local protected class.


At GSK, the health and safety of our employees are of paramount importance. As a science-led healthcare company on a mission to get ahead of disease together, we believe that supporting vaccination against COVID-19 is the single best thing we can do in the US to ensure the health and safety of our employees, complementary workers, workplaces, customers, consumers, communities, and the patients we serve. 


GSK has made the decision to require all US employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, where allowed by state or local law and where vaccine supply is readily available. The only exceptions to this requirement are employees who are approved for an accommodation for religious, medical or disability-related reasons.


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