GSK Ireland opens applications for Engineering Apprentices in Cork, Dungarvan and Sligo

Programme offers four years on-the-job training, fully funded study opportunities and competitive salary

GSK, one of the world’s leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies, today announced that it is recruiting Engineering Apprentices in each of its three manufacturing facilities in Ireland.

The GSK Apprenticeship Programme offers four years of on-the-job training at GSK, fully funded study towards nationally recognised qualifications, a competitive salary and access to the company’s benefit scheme.

The available apprenticeships are as follows:

  • GSK Cork has two positions available – a Mechanical Automation and Maintenance Fitting (MAMF) Apprentice and an Electrical & Instrumentation Apprentice
  • GSK Dungarvan is looking for an Electrical Apprentice
  • GSK Sligo is recruiting for a Mechanical Automation and Maintenance Fitting (MAMF) Apprentice

Jacinta Collins, Communications Director for GSK, said: 

Engineers are critical to the success of GSK – they ensure we get from pioneering science in our laboratories to actually making innovative, high quality products on an industrial scale in our manufacturing facilities. But perhaps more importantly, without our engineers, we couldn’t ensure our patients and consumers all over the world continue to have access to our products. Our apprenticeship programme helps to ensure GSK continues to have top-class engineering capability as well as contributing to development and training in Ireland.

Kevin Meehan, Head of Engineering at GSK Dungarvan, commented:

We keep pace with manufacturing technologies as they evolve and encouraging the next generation of engineers is a big part of this. Apprentices are a crucial part of our workforce both now and for the future. That is why I am committed to ensuring they get the right level of responsibility, experience and support when they join GSK. We have had some fantastic apprentices come through our programme and I look forward to welcoming the next generation of talent.

This recruitment its part of a wider GSK Apprentice Programme across its global manufacturing sites. Online applications are being accepted from today until 19 March 2018 from candidates who have, or who are predicted to achieve a minimum of five Leaving Certificate subjects at either Ordinary (01–04) or Higher level (H1–H6), including Maths and English. Interested applicants can apply here: