Ambitious people can now kickstart their careers with one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies.

GSK has announced the reopening of its apprenticeship programme for 2020, and the multi-national manufacturer say it is looking for driven candidates who are passionate about pursuing a career in manufacturing, engineering, chemical engineering, or business and supply chain.

The apprenticeships will be a key part of the pharmaceutical giant’s newly-created supply chain for an antibiotic, which is produced across two sites in Ulverston and Barnard Castle.

Andy Allan, the early talent programme manager, said: “GSK’s goals are to help people do more, feel better, and live longer, and our apprenticeship programme within this supply chain is absolutely at the heart of this. This year we’re excited to be offering a wider breadth of training to apprentices than ever before, and we want applicants who are interested in engineering, manufacturing, chemistry, and business management.

“Successful candidates can expect a brilliant opportunity to develop across two different working environments.

“They’ll receive lots of support from managers and colleagues, and have the opportunity to gain independence, forge lasting personal connections, and create a basis for their future careers which they’ll be able to build on for the rest of their lives.”

The Zinnat Supply Chain is recruiting for four different apprentice roles this year – manufacturing apprentices at level three, engineering apprentices at level three, chemical engineering apprentices at level six and degree level and business and supply chain apprentice at level six and degree level.

Apprentices will start work in September at the Ulverston site, where they will be introduced to GSK and learn what is expected of them, before later rotating between the two sites to maximise their learning opportunities.