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Engineering Future Leaders Programme

Who are we?

We are one of the world’s leading healthcare companies.  GSK researches, develops, manufactures and distributes life-saving vaccines, prescription medicines and consumer health products such as Sensodyne, Savlon and Panadol.

The size and scope of our organisation allows our people to answer some of the biggest questions facing everyone on the planet – questions about future healthcare needs.

What Engineering graduate programmes are available?

Engineering is all about developing leading-edge, robust and cost-effective manufacturing technologies that make treatments to save lives, and ensuring that the products are delivered with quality and value to the patient or customer. Our talented teams include chemical, electrical, mechanical, biopharmaceutical, automation, steriles and device engineers. They ensure we have the latest technology and processes to deliver four billion packs of medicines and healthcare products per year.

Joining our global manufacturing and supply (GMS) division, you'll undertake business-critical roles within Pharmaceutical or Consumer Healthcare supply

What’s in it for me?

As an engineering graduate you will have the chance to develop your skills in an industry that is making radical changes to the way it develops and manufactures products. We are developing new, state-of-the-art technologies all the time and we'll give you the support and inspiration to plot your own career development.

Where can I work?

Our Engineering Future Leaders Programme is available across the UK and Internationally. Initial roles are within your local country. But we’re a truly global organisation, so you may find the opportunity to gain international experience in the future.

What’s expected of me?

We’ll expect you to get involved in managing projects and prioritising a variety of tasks effectively. This means you’ll need to build working relationships with people at all levels of our organisation. In addition, you’ll analyse information and report your findings, so we can identify and understand trends, insights and facts. We’ll also look to you to help research and source this information. Not least, we want you to keep developing new skills and knowledge wherever you find the opportunity.

What do I need to succeed?

A relevant engineering degree and strong technical skills are just the start. You'll need ambition, a genuine interest in the healthcare industry and a self-motivated, proactive approach. We’re looking for clear, effective communicators who can quickly build a rapport with a wide range of people. It’s also important that you can adapt to change and keep focused when the pressure is on. As rotations may be located in different sites, flexibility with mobility would be expected. While you’ve the drive and confidence to trust your own judgement, you’re a real team player who actively collaborates with others. In addition, you’ll need an analytical mind, a talent for multi-tasking and the ability to influence others.

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