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Electrical Engineering - Future Leaders Programme, UK, 2021

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Job/scheme locations: 
UK, Hertfordshire, Ware, County Durham -Barnard Castle
Type of opportunity: 
Graduate scheme

Exciting minds with our Future Leaders graduate programme – Electrical Engineering

Education required: Electrical Engineering degree (IET approved) or similar with a high Electrical Engineering focus.

Start date: September 2021

*You can apply to only one Future Leaders Programme in the UK

Application deadline: We accept ongoing applications and will close this vacancy once we have enough applications, so it’s best to apply as soon as possible.

Want to solve some of the world’s biggest health challenges?

With over 300 years of innovation, we’re a science-led global healthcare company that delivers billions of innovative products each year. Join us and help millions of people do more, feel better, live longer.

We’re looking for leaders of the future in Electrical Engineering

Are you a highly capable Electrical Engineering graduate with the skills and passion to further develop your skills in a pharmaceutical manufacturing environment? From improving the systems we have, to designing new and more efficient electrical systems, as well as contributing to our environmental agenda through efficient energy management – you’ll be starting your career journey towards technical and/or operational leadership as well as being part of our talented engineering team, helping to deliver billions of packs of life saving medicines to patients and customers every year.

Develop your leadership potential on our Future Leaders graduate programme

Over three years and three stretching rotations, our Future Leaders Graduate programme will challenge and support you to grow professionally and personally. You’ll get to meet senior leaders and network with other graduates from across GSK. You’ll also receive a generous development budget to accelerate your learning. This all adds up to a role that’s designed to transform talented engineers into key, senior figures and to go onto lead in an engineering technical field or in manufacturing operations.

What will you do

As an Electrical Engineering graduate at GSK, you can expect to work on a wide range of activities including:

  • 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-disciplinary 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 a successful career. After you complete our Future Leaders Program, you’ll have the skills to become a leader of the future. There’s no limit to how far you can go with us – it’s up to you to prove yourself.

You’ll be excited by the thought of:

  • Developing your skills in an industry that’s making radical changes to the way it develops and manufactures products

  • Building an understanding of the state-of-the-art technologies we use

  • Working with (and in) cross-functional, multi-cultural teams – delivering business critical projects.

  • Having a generous development budget to accelerate your learning

  • Starting your career journey towards technical and/or operational leadership

You’ll need:

  • A relevant Electrical Engineering degree and be keen to learn.

  • The ability to work with and build relationships with key stakeholders

  • To be a self-motivated and proactive graduate

  • To be enthusiastic and driven to succeed.

  • To be a natural team worker

  • The ability to adapt to change and stay focused under pressure

  • To be analytical and process driven with excellent attention to detail.

  • Great communication skills and a gift for solving problems

  • A genuine interest and passion for pharmaceutical manufacturing

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.

Benefits include:

  • A salary of £30,000

  • An annual bonus based on company performance

  • Relocation Allowance (eligibility will be confirmed once your first location is confirmed)

  • Access to healthcare and well-being programs, pension plan membership, savings programs, time off and childcare support

  • Employee recognition programs, which reward exceptional achievements

  • Long-term incentives through shared ownership link your rewards to our longer-term performance

  • On-the-job experience and formal and informal training and development, delivered through a mixture of coaching, mentoring and formal training programs

Get to grips with our recruitment process

We have changed the way we recruit in light of the COVID-19 pandemic - you can learn more about how our practices have adapted on our website. 

Apply now!

We accept ongoing applications and will close this vacancy once we have enough applications, so it’s best to apply as soon as possible.


We’re 100% open to all talent

We’re 100% open to all talent – whatever your gender, marital status, religion, age, colour, race, sexual orientation, nationality or disability. We want to recruit the right people for GSK from the widest possible backgrounds, so we can better serve the diversity of our patients and consumers. And also because it’s the right thing to do.

Need help with your application?

We’ll make all reasonable modifications to support you throughout the recruitment process and we’ll treat all information you give us in confidence. Please get in touch to help us process your application as soon as possible.

As a company driven by our values of Patient focus, Transparency, Respect and Integrity, we know inclusion and diversity are essential for us to be able to succeed. We want all our colleagues to thrive at GSK bringing their unique experiences, ensuring they feel good and to keep growing their careers.  As a candidate for a role, we want you to feel the same way.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we are open to all talent. In the US, we also adhere to Affirmative Action principles. This ensures that all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, colour, national origin, religion, gender, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, disability, genetic information, military service, covered/protected veteran status or any other federal, state or local protected class*(*US only).

We believe in an agile working culture for all our roles. If flexibility is important to you, we encourage you to explore with our hiring team what the opportunities are.

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