Apprenticeships Live – GSK

Discover apprenticeship training opportunities in the healthcare industry – from science careers to engineering, manufacturing and roles in our business operations.

The scope and breadth of our business is reflected in the range of apprenticeship opportunities we offer to talented and ambitious individuals. Our apprenticeships will give you hands-on experience in your chosen discipline and the opportunity to play a key role in contributing to the future success of the company. While you learn on-the-job from industry leaders (and earn a competitive salary), you will study towards a nationally recognised qualification, which could lead onto further study towards an honours degree or post-graduate qualification.

If you’re looking for an alternative route to college or university, our apprenticeship programmes have been designed for you! We developed our apprenticeship programme to create an alternative career route and ensure that we provide opportunities for as many people as possible. As you’d expect, there are minimum entry requirements in order for you to be eligible and these vary depending on the programme.

Each of our locations in the UK offers you the chance to join us on an apprenticeship programme. Depending on your location, you can apply for one of our apprenticeship programmes at your chosen site.

Explore our different Advanced & Higher and Degree apprenticeship programmes to discover how each one offers you the chance to take on the global health challenges of today and tomorrow.

Graduates Live with the Environment Agency and Brunel University

Flood and Coastal Engineering at Brunel University London. We are part of the College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences. This exciting new programme, developed in partnership with the Environment Agency and HR Wallingford will equip you with the skills, knowledge and understanding for a successful career in flood risk management.

About the course

Flooding affects millions worldwide. It ruins homes, destroys livelihoods and threatens lives.

Our Flood and Coastal Engineering sponsored degree programme has been developed with the Environment Agency to maintain and enhance the skills and experience of professionals who can help deliver flood management initiatives to protect communities from flooding. The degree includes two six month work based placements. (Sponsorship includes a training allowance of £1000 a month when on placement and tuition fees, saving £9250* per year)

The Foundation Degree with top up BSc is delivered in partnership with HR Wallingford, a renowned independent civil engineering and environmental hydraulics organisation with expertise in flood risk assessment and management.

On the course you’ll develop your knowledge of structural design, geotechnics and how to manage and mitigate risk against extreme flood events through environmental assessment and strategic management. You’ll also develop your skills in hydraulic modelling, flood estimation and engineering design.

This course is ideal for students interested in a career in engineering, and with a strong environmental emphasis who typically will be studying mathematics, geography, physics or chemistry, or relevant BTECs courses such as Engineering. The course engages students in knowledge, understanding and application of engineering solutions, and is closely aligned to environmental, social and climatic issues affecting our world today.

For more information please contact the Environment Agency at or visit the website at

Apprenticeships Live – Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust

We train apprentices in

  • Business & Administration
  • Customer Service
  • Health and Social Care

We employ apprentices on Annex U for an 18 month fixed term contract. You will have a mentor, supervisor and assessor to support you through your programme. On successful achievement of the full framework you will be offered a substantive post.

Apprentices Live – Sellafield Ltd


Sellafield has some of the sharpest, most respected professionals found anywhere in the UK. This is what makes our variety of different schemes unique. Not only will you get involved in projects that will stretch you, protecting the environment for generations to come. You’ll also learn from industry, sometimes world, experts.


You’ll be one of hundreds of bright, hard-working, ambitious apprentices, all helping each other out, developing rapidly together and contributing to a vital 100-year mission: decommissioning the site and making it safe for the future.


On a personal level, you’ll study for debt-free degrees or other qualifications, have a great social life and live in stunning surroundings – either on the edge of the Lake District or in attractive Cheshire within striking distance of the bright lights of Manchester and Liverpool.


Whatever your skill set, career path or level of education, we are confident we have an Apprenticeship or Degree Apprenticeship for you.

Apprentices Live – Capgemini

Capgemini are a global leader in consulting, technology and outsourcing services; we help our clients to transform their businesses through ingenious technology solutions. We are a multi-cultural organisation; join us as an Apprentice and you’ll have more than 190,000 colleagues across 40 countries in your support network. 2017 is a very exciting year for us as we proudly celebrate our 50th Anniversary.

Apprentices Live – Unilever

Do you want to kick-start your career in one of the world’s largest consumer goods companies? Every day, two billion people in 190 countries buy and use our products including Persil, Dove, Magnum, Hellman’s, Marmite and Lynx.

At Unilever, we give you the skills and support you need to unlock a bright future that’s full of opportunities and new experiences. We offer different apprenticeships to take your career in exciting directions in Business, Technology, Science, Supply Chain. Our apprentices receive lots of hands-on training from experienced professionals and are given real responsibility to help deliver innovative ways to meet the everyday needs for nutrition, hygiene and personal care.

We look for individuals with plenty of drive and self-motivation that can bring a new perspective and fresh way of thinking to our business. You’ll need excellent communication and teamwork skills and know how to organise a varied workload. You’ll be able to contribute ideas, solve problems and think for yourself.

The application is simple and starts online where you’ll tell us about your experiences, activities, interests, education and career aspirations. From there, we’ll be in touch to guide you through each step of the way.


Apprentices Live – Balfour Beatty

Find out more about being a Commercial apprentice for Balfour Beatty – one of the world’s biggest construction companies.

Balfour Beatty is a leading international infrastructure group. We finance, develop, build and maintain innovative and efficient infrastructure that underpins daily life, supports communities and enables economic growth.

We provide the essential infrastructure assets societies need to function, develop and thrive. Our teams operate across the full infrastructure lifecycle:

  • We finance
  • We design and project manage
  • We develop and construct
  • We operate and maintain assets

With more than 100 years of experience in delivering highly complex infrastructure projects, we know how to operate with the highest levels of quality, safety and technical expertise, integrate with clients and local supply chains and work with local communities.

We operate principally in the UK and the US, with developing businesses in Canada, the Middle East and South East Asia.

Apprentices Live – National Grid

A National Grid Apprenticeship isn’t just about getting a job – it’s an opportunity to join a new generation of talent, charged with the destiny of shaping the future of energy. We’ll help you develop your skills through a combination of practical work and academic study, all the while providing you with the passion, skills and knowledge you need to power all our futures.

Apprentices Live – Essity

A live Q&A with Tom Hardman, a controller apprentice at Essity.

“My role at Essity requires me to assist the site financial controller with all matters relating to the movement of finances within the site and externally. I assist in preparation of annual budgets and creating non-financial KPI’s for the production teams. I assist with month end processes and help track spending by operations on a weekly basis.”

Details of apprenticeships at Essity:-

4 year apprenticeships with the first year spent full time at college and the remaining three years are based on day-release. They initially work to the new UK standard of MOET (Maintenance Operation Engineering Technician, and then these apprenticeships are then supported beyond this level up to HNC level.

  • Multi-skilled Engineering apprenticeships
  • Electrical and Instrumentation Engineering apprenticeships
  • Mechanical Engineering apprenticeships



3 year apprenticeships. These vary between day release at college for papermaking, and specific long distance learning/external courses for the other two)

  • Papermaking apprenticeship – following the new UK standard, including a Level 3 qualification in Papermaking (but also covers Level 2 PEO and level 2 BIT)
  • Controlling (finance) apprenticeship (minimum 2 years) – CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting (CBA) qualification and be able to progress to full chartered status with CIMA
  • Safety, quality and environmental apprenticeship (their course is dependent on if they specialise in Safety or environmental after the first year, but generally meet level 3 qualification in specialised field)


2 year apprenticeships (based on day release with training provider)

  • Converting Operator apprenticeship – covers PEO level 2