Application and assessment

As you might expect, the recruitment process is rigorous, but you should always bear in mind that the process is as much for you as it is us. Make the most of the application process to find out if we are the right company for you.

Application tips

  • Apply well in advance of the deadline – don’t wait until the last minute!
  • Complete your application form carefully. Don’t rush, review your grammar and spelling and provide details by making full use of the word count. This is your first opportunity to demonstrate your motivation and skills and make a good impression.
  • Research GSK before applying to determine if we are the right company for you. 
  • Think about how you can add value to the apprenticeship role you’re applying to as well as to GSK as a whole.

Click here to view a short video on the GSK Early Talent recruitment process.

Application Process

Application Form - We’ve designed our application form, so it won’t take you long to complete. We’ll ask you about your skills, experience, ambitions – and if you’re eligible to work in the country where your chosen programme is based.

World of GSK - If we think you could be right for us, we’ll invite you to complete our World of GSK online assessment. This will help us determine your strengths and suitability to become one of our   Apprentices – while giving you a fascinating insight into what we do and how we work. You’ll watch videos featuring some of our colleagues who will tell you about what they do at GSK. We’ll then set up scenarios – and ask you how you would manage the situation. Don’t worry, you don’t need any   knowledge of GSK, or the healthcare sector to succeed at this stage of the   application – or at any stage.

GSK Life Job Simulation - Make it through to the next stage and we’ll see how you might perform in your chosen programme through the GSK Life job simulation. It’s also your chance to get a feel for what it   might be like to work with us. You’ll be presented a scenario with some key business facts and asked to respond through video, writing and multiple choice. We’ll also ask you more about why you want to work here and, if you’ve applied for a technical role, we’ll ask you some technical questions. Whether you make it through to the next round or not, we’ll give you feedback to help you maximise your strengths in future.

Assessment Centre - If you progress to our Assessment Centre, congratulations. You’re through to our final stage. This is your chance to get even more of an insight into what it’s like to work at a world-leading healthcare organisation. You’ll also have the opportunity to see how you’ll fit in – you can ask questions, meet potential future colleagues and see our working culture for yourself.

You’ll spend half a day taking part in immersive exercises. These will include individual exercises and a group, or paired, exercise. Depending on your chosen programme, you might   also have to give a presentation and complete a practical or technical exercise. You’ll receive more information in your Assessment Centre invite. Finally, you’ll have a face-to-face, strengths-based interview. We’ve designed the Assessment Centre to bring out the best in you, so we can see what you’re capable of and we can show you why we’re such an exceptional place to work.