Parents and teachers

As a parent or a teacher you want your children or students to get the best possible start in their career. Apprenticeships are a smart, popular alternative to college or university for students who want to start their career straightaway.

An apprenticeship is the combination of paid work while working towards a nationally recognised qualification which gives the apprentice a head start in their career.

In 2017, GSK launched its Australian Apprentice Program. Our goal is to train and develop our next generation of engineers to work at our manufacturing sites. All of our apprenticeships are entry-level positions that have been developed by GSK leaders to meet business needs and fill capability gaps. The roles are designed to ensure the work our apprentices are completing is relevant and appropriate for their learning and chosen career path. 

Our apprenticeships offer your children or students:

  • Early responsibility learning from industry leaders
  • The chance to take on the global health challenges of today and tomorrow
  • Financial independence while earning nationally recognised qualifications


The basic qualifications for apprenticeships can vary by role. Applicants must have a Victorian Certificate of Education (or equivalent) to be eligible for an apprentice role. Your child or student must be able to commute on a daily basis to the GSK worksite and related instruction facility. Explore our different apprenticeships to learn more about the qualifications and responsibilities for each role.

Training and support

Our apprentices are supported by a rigorous 4-year development program of training to help them succeed. The Training & Development program for apprentices consists of learning on the job from industry experts, an assigned line manager, a mentor or buddy, along with more formal training as part of an apprenticeship.

For more information on the program and eligibility contact