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Electrical Engineering – Future Leaders Programme

Salary notes: 
Job/scheme locations: 
Type of opportunity: 
Graduate scheme
Application deadline: 

Start date: September 2020

Application Deadline: We recommend you apply as soon as possible, because we accept on-going applications and will close this vacancy once we have enough applications.

Assessment centre dates:  March/April 2020

Education required: A 2:1, IET accredited Engineering degree is essential. Your degree must have ‘electrical’ in the title, for example: Electrical Power Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electrical & Electronic Engineering. Please note, Electronic Engineering on its own is not acceptable.

We’re looking for Future Leaders in Engineering

Are you a capable engineering graduate with the skills to develop robust, leading-edge manufacturing technologies? If so, you could help create the systems we need to make treatments that save lives.

Our talented teams include Chemical, Electrical, Mechanical, Biopharmaceutical, Automation & Robotics Technology Engineers. They ensure we have the latest technology and processes to deliver billions of packs of medicines and healthcare products to customers every year.

Develop your leadership potential on our Future Leaders graduate programme

If you’re a graduate with the talent and ambition to lead others, we’ll help you develop the expertise to become one of our Future Leaders.

Over three years, our Future Leaders graduate programme will challenge and support you to grow professionally and personally. You’ll have a minimum of three stretching rotations in our pharmaceutical manufacturing sites – building your technical skills and knowledge. You’ll get to meet senior leaders and network with other graduates. You’ll be encouraged and supported as you develop towards Chartered Engineering status (IET). It all adds up to a programme that’s designed to transform talented Electrical engineers into our electrical engineering leaders of the future.

Electrical Engineering

As an Electrical Engineering graduate, you can expect to:

  • Support and lead electrical project work for pharmaceutical equipment from design through to project implementation.
  • Work with mission critical power supplies to ensure our plant works effectively and efficiently so that our patients receive their medicine when they need it.
  • Involved in asset management and maintenance (condition based monitoring, predictive maintenance, data analysis etc).
  • Involved in energy reduction, environmental sustainability and cost improvement projects.
  • Learn more about our systems including high-voltage system operations.
  • Trouble shoot day-to-day issues and breakdowns in our pharmaceutical plants,
  • Help and support multi-skilled maintenance technicians, operators and apprentices.
  • Coordinate recovery plans and work with multi-discplinary teams to broaden experience.
  • Research & keep up to date with current industry best practice and emerging technologies – making recommendations to the business.
  • Use problem solving skills to analyse information and report on your findings
  • Mentoring and support through to chartered status with the IET
  • A generous personal training budget to support your development.

Tailored training – and great career progression

We’ll tailor your training and development to suit your talents and ambition, as well as our business needs, setting you up for success in your chosen niche. After you complete our Future Leaders programme, you’ll have the skills to become a leader of the future, making sure that we make the right products and deliver them to the right place. There’s no limit to how far you can go with us – it’s up to you to prove yourself.

You’ll need:

  • a relevant engineering degree and strong technical skills
  • the ability to work with and build relationships with key stakeholders
  • to be a self-motivated and proactive graduate
  • the ability to adapt to change and stay focused under pressure
  • to be analytical and process driven
  • excellent communication skills and a gift for solving problems
  • a genuine interest in the healthcare industry

Our Future Leaders programme is designed to accelerate the development of graduates who don’t have significant previous professional work experience in the area to which they are applying.  Of course, many graduates who join the programme have worked while studying or after graduation.  If you’ve already developed substantial experience working in a professional role in your sector, while you would be able to apply for this programme, you may also want to look at direct entry roles in our businesses, as these may be the best way to build on your existing skills and expertise and develop a career at GSK.

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More about this vacancy

Number of vacancies: 
6 to 10
Degree requirements: 


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