Calibration and Instrumentation Technician apprenticeships

We are investing heavily in innovative engineering and manufacturing technology and apprentices are key to helping us deliver our vision.

Our Calibration and Instrumentation (C&I) Technician Apprentice Program is designed to create the engineers of the future. As a C&I Technician Apprentice, you will have the opportunity to develop electrical, instrumentation and control skills. You will provide technical instrumentation support for manufacturing and/or laboratory facilities, carrying out routine calibrations and maintenance, diagnosing and resolving breakdowns as well as helping to design, install and test new instrumentation.

What does a Calibration and Instrumentation Technician apprenticeship involve?

Our Calibration and Instrumentation apprenticeship is a paid three year program. You will attend college part time studying theory elements of the apprenticeship and gaining some practical workshop experience. In addition, you will spend time in the production facility learning new skills while rotating through various engineering teams across the site. Your rotations may include time in manufacturing, laboratories, packaging, maintenance utilities and/or automation.

Your apprenticeship will combine on-the-job learning with a program of training and development. Your role may involve:

  • Develop control, electrical and instrumentation skills
  • Learn how to maintain and calibrate production and laboratory instrumentation
  • Carry out routine maintenance
  • Diagnose and resolve breakdowns
  • Help design, install and test new instrumentation

What will this apprenticeship offer me?

Our Calibration and Instrumentation Technician apprenticeship offers you the chance to study towards nationally recognized qualifications while gaining valuable, paid work experience. You will work towards an Associate’s Degree (AAS) in at one of GSK’s partnering community colleges or technical institutions with the potential to go on to further study. Upon completion of the 3-year apprenticeship program, you will also receive a Certificate of Apprenticeship Completion from the US Department of Labor, an industry issued, portable nationally recognized credential that certifies occupational proficiency.

What qualifications do I need to apply?

To be eligible for our Calibration & Instrumentation apprenticeship program, you will need:

  • High school diploma or equivalency diploma (such as TACC or GED)
  • High school GPA B (2.5) or above (4.0 scale)
  • Algebra and Geometry or 2 units equivalent of academic math (GPA 2.5 or above in each case)
  • Less than 2 year’s industry related work experience

Where will be based?

Our Calibration and Instrumentation Technician apprenticeship runs for three years at our Rockville, MD site.

When does the apprenticeship start?

Our apprenticeships start in August 2018.

How can I apply?

We are currently closed for 2018 applications. You can register your interest in this program.