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guys I know we all applied to degree apprenticeship knowing the benefits aswell as the things we will have to give up. I know degree apprenticeship are gonna be intense and we even thou we are expected to work 40 hours a week we realistically are gonna work like 50 hours and the workload is probably gonna be intense. but unfortunately I do not know anyone who has done it before and want to know the extent to how intense it is like will we still be able to relax once a while and go chill in the weekends or visit your mates in thier unis
Your weekly schedule is a bit like this (according to what the apprentices told me):
- 4 days a week you work at GSK
- 1 day a week (Friday usually) is dedicated for study
- Weekends are off
And during the working days it’s 7.5hours working hours per week (if I remember correctly) and it is flexihours which means you can come to work at whatever time you want as long as you get the tasks done.
It should be like university. Some say it’s harder because you have to learn everything through online but you can ask your colleagues, mentor and leader for help. Some say it is easier because you are learning the same content but over a longer period of time 4.5 years instead of the usual 3 years. Technically speaking you can split your studying over 5 days rather than squashing it all on Friday so it will allow your life to be more balanced. Weekends are generally off for party and all sorts.
Most apprentices get between £300-400 per week. You get different employee benefits such as a cheap gym membership onsite, buy one get one free shares and I believe they offer private healthcare aswell. All of this and not to mention the reputable GSK name.
Hopefully I covered a range of topics which will help me get in (crossed my fingers lol)
Don't let the rejection put you down. I have applied to many other locations that I believe will be successful. Just look around to find other opportunities. Some haven't even open up yet - so you still have time.