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Manufacturing & Process Industry Electrical Apprenticeship
  • Requisition ID: 190879
  • Position: Full-Time Temporary
  • Open date: Feb 17, 2019 11:02 PM
  • Functional area: Maintenance
  • Location:
    Boronia, Australia - Melbourne, Victoria
  • Required degrees: Upper Secondary School
  • Relocation: Not Indicated

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Your Responsibilities:
• Opportunity to work with a leading pharmaceutical company
• Based in Boronia
• Q2 2019 start date

Want to tackle some of the world’s biggest healthcare challenges?  Excited by the thought of an apprenticeship where you will transform the lives of others, as well as your own?  We have an amazing opportunity for you to do just that through our Electrical Apprenticeship!

We are currently seeking entry level candidates for our Manufacturing & Process Industry Electrical Apprenticeship Program.

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is a global company, delivering billions of innovative products every year, helping to boost the health of hundreds of millions worldwide.  We’re looking for the next generation of bright, ambitious school leavers to help bring our products and medicines to even more people.

What does the apprenticeship involve?
Join us and you’ll focus on how we develop innovative medicines and healthcare products.  You’ll learn from industry leaders, develop your skills through hands-on experience, enjoy a variety of work and training courses. You will benefit from fully funded study towards a nationally-recognised qualification. All while earning a competitive salary.

Our Apprenticeship program offers constant challenges ensuring you gain a breadth of experience while being closely supported.
You will develop electrical skills and learn:
• How to maintain mechanical, electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic equipment involved in the manufacture and packaging of pharmaceutical products;
• Develop electrical skills such as electrical device and component understanding, reading and understanding electrical diagrams, troubleshooting production equipment including robotics;
• Diagnose equipment problems and take corrective action to achieve optimum efficiency;
• Maintain and modify electrical production equipment and control systems;
• Perform complex troubleshooting, repairs and calibration on measurement devices to improve equipment accuracy and reliability;
• Help to co-ordinate projects working with outside contractors, equipment manufacturers and vendors.

How can I apply?
We’re delighted you are interested in our apprenticeship opportunity.  Our recruitment process is designed to see if we’re right for each other and includes a short application form, our GSK online assessment, followed by our GSK Life job simulation and finally a half day assessment centre.
Sound exciting?  Get started and submit your application online by clicking the link below.  For more information about our Apprenticeship program visit our website at
Applications close 22nd February 2019.

Why You?

Basic qualifications:

What qualifications do I need to apply?
To be eligible for our Electrical Apprenticeship program, you will need to have the following:
• Eligible to work in Australia – You must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident and eligible to work in Australia;
• VCE – Completion of High School Certificate;
• Year 12, or equivalent, Math & English – expected pass mark (or equivalent) of 60%;
• Year 11, or equivalent, Physics – pass (or equivalent) mark of 60%;
• Must be 18 years of age by the 1st January 2019;
• If successful in the position you must be willing to enrol and meet entry requirements with one of GSK’s partnering TAFE’s in the preferred related instruction course;
• To be able to commute daily to GSK worksite and/ or related instruction facility;
• To be able to provide a copy of your Academic transcript on request.

Preferred qualifications:
• VCE as an electrical pre-Apprenticeship
• Year 12 High School Physics – pass mark or equivalent of 60%
• Experience in pharmaceutical or FDA interfacing industry
• Experience (less than 2 years) in engineering or technical role (intern or shadowing opportunity)

Why GSK?:
GlaxoSmithKline is a global research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare company. GSK is bound by a global promise to keep patients’ interests at the heart of everything we do. We are committed to driving innovation and best practice in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries, leading with ethical approaches to all our activities, access to medicines and reinvestment into the communities we operate in.

Contact information:
You may apply for this position online by selecting the Apply now button.

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