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Engineering Apprenticeship

The Gillette Technical Centre in Reading is home to around 100 scientists and engineers responsible for innovating consumer products for Gillette and Venus brands. The centre is responsible for all the major innovations on these brands for the last 57 years and has a proud history of technical rigor, creativity, and engineering excellence. It boasts some of the best rapid prototype facilities in the company and a fully equipped engineering workshop to develop precision prototypes at a rapid rate. We develop our own bespoke instruments, design and run our own experiments, and have an entire facility for consumer testing. The centre is a friendly, diverse culture that many describe as family-like with a hands-on attitude to innovation. 

You will begin your career on the innovation team at Gillette’s Greater London Innovation Centre in Reading, learning to use state-of-the-art engineering technology to produce new prototypes for direct consumer testing. You will gain an understanding of the consumer needs and technical challenges in producing new products and be a key part of designing, developing, and manufacturing innovative new solutions. 

The duration of the apprenticeship is 4-5 years, and successful apprentices will start from NVQ L2 & C&G 2850 Tech Cert in Engineering and complete the programme with a Level 3 NVQ in Engineering and an HNC in Engineering.

Successful applicants will be based at our R&D site in Reading 4 days per week, with 1 day per week completing the BTEC part of the qualification at Basingstoke College of Technology.