Electromechanical Technician Apprentice, US, 2024

GSK Consumer Healthcare

Zebulon, NC


Join the GSK’s Electromechanical Technician Apprentice Program – US, 2024: Help us get ahead of disease together

GSK Apprenticeships are full-time entry level opportunities that offer high school graduates and community college students the opportunity to begin their career while studying towards their associate degree. This associate degree is fully funded by GSK, which YES, means NO COLLEGE DEBT!

Education required:

  • Must have earned a high school diploma or equivalency diploma by June 2024.

  • 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)

  • Must have 0 - 30 college credits

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 at least 18 years of age by August 1, 2024

  • 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, with one of GSK's partnering community colleges or technical institutions, in the preferred related instruction course.

  • Must be able to commute on a daily basis to the GSK manufacturing facility and related community college or technical institution

Start date: August 2024

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.

Assessment Center Date: May/ June 2024

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!

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.

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

We are looking for highly motivated high school graduates with an interest in engineering 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.

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. Our apprentices attend college part-time studying theory elements of the apprenticeship while working at a GSK Pharmaceutical Manufacturing facility in Zebulon, NC.

Electromechanical apprentices at Zebulon will spend approx. 1 day per week studying towards an Associate’s degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology (Mechatronics) at WakeTech Community College. You will spend most of your week working in our manufacturing facility, rotating through different engineering departments, receiving tailored on-the-job training from our in-house industry experts and gaining technical skills. Over the 3- 4 years of the apprenticeship you will have a personal training program to help you develop and progress.

What will you do?

As an electromechanical technician apprentice you will get involved with activities such as:

  • Developing hands-on mechanical, electrical, control and instrumentation skills

  • Learning how to maintain production equipment

  • Carrying out routine maintenance

  • Diagnosing and resolve breakdowns

  • Helping design, install and test new equipment

  • Consistently operate to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)

  • Maintain and calibrate a wide range of equipment to ensure continual production of accurate and precise results

  • 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

  • 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 –

(Note: Apprentice recruitment will NOT require completion of the GSK Life job simulation, as outlined in the link above)

You can learn more about GSK and our careers here.

Apply now

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 AM.EarlyTalentRecruitment@gsk.com and let us know how we can help you.

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Please visit GSK US Benefits Summary to learn more about the comprehensive benefits program GSK offers US employees.

Why Us?

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 organization where people can thrive. Getting ahead means preventing disease as well as treating it, and we aim to positively impact the health of 2.5 billion people by the end of 2030.

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.

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