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Automation Engineering

Who are we?

One of the world’s leading healthcare companies, GSK discovers, develops, manufactures and distributes life-saving vaccines, prescription medicines and consumer health products such as Sensodyne, Aquafresh 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 and questions about building a responsive, innovative, global business to meet them – as well as questions about their own personal and professional growth.

What does an automation engineering industrial placement have to offer?

An Automation Engineering placement in one of our manufacturing sites will give you hands on practical application of the theory from university. You will work with and learn from an experienced team of multiple discipline engineers, technicians and operators; who will coach and mentor you during your year to help you achieve your potential. 

During your 12 months with us, you’ll gain experience in areas such as:

Managing automation projects e.g. modification or improvement design, upgrading and installing control systems, ensuring that suppliers and site equipment comply with international standards

  • Maintaining and troubleshooting site control systems
  • Testing and commissioning of new equipment.
  • Project management and planning
  • Leading root cause analysis investigations

Whichever role you go into you will be applying the skills you already have and developing new skills such as; team working, effective communication and time management.

We’re looking for well-organised, patient-focused students who are passionate about our products and automation and control systems.

What next?

Please go to to find out more about our programmes, including a full list of requirements and how to apply.

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