What do you want?

The chance to help millions of people do more, feel better and live longer? The opportunity to launch a graduate career in a responsive, innovative, global business? An undergraduate placement that will give you the practical experience to complement your studies? A company that’s genuinely committed to your personal and professional growth? Whatever you want, GSK has the answers.

Why GSK?

One of the world’s leading healthcare companies, GSK gives its people the chance to answer some of the biggest questions facing everyone on the planet – questions about future healthcare needs.

We discover, develop, manufacture and distribute vaccines, prescription medicines and consumer health products. Based in the UK, with operations in over 100 countries, we produce a huge range of healthcare products from lifesaving prescription medicines and vaccines to popular consumer products like Sensodyne, Aquafresh, Piriton and Panadol. In fact, every year we screen about 65 million compounds, make over four billion packs of medicines and healthcare products, and supply one quarter of the world’s vaccines.

What graduate programmes are available?

We offer a number of two to three-year rotational programmes in a range of disciplines aimed at developing our Future Leaders:

  • Engineering underpins practically everything we do and ensures the smooth and rapid transition of newly developed products into full-scale manufacture across our entire portfolio.
  • Our IT programme gives a broad understanding into the essential role that technology has to play in our global strategy and aims to turn highly talented graduates into future business leaders.
  • Science is all about bringing ideas to life using a variety of processes and the latest technology.
  • Environment, Health and Safety is focused on reducing risks and adverse impacts to the environment and creating safe and healthy workspaces for our employees.

What placements are on offer?

Firstly, we offer a whole range of industrial placements as part of a recognised sandwich degree. With training packages designed to meet your individual needs and a performance development plan, you’ll be able to build on the skills you’ve gained at university by applying them in a practical environment. Placements cover Manufacturing (Engineering and Science), IT, Supply Chain and R&D.

What’s in it for me?

We are deeply committed to personal and professional development – offering a range of ongoing and tailored learning opportunities. We give our people the trust and respect to be themselves, and the chance to develop their careers across an incredibly diverse collection of businesses and geographies. You’ll flourish in an environment where personal growth plays a vital part in the changing face of the business. But most of all, you’ll enjoy the sense of purpose that comes from leading change in an industry that touches millions every day.

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The facts

Headquartered in the UK, a global organisation with offices in over 100 countries.
Our business employs over 97,000 people in over 100 countries.
Around 12,500 people work in our research teams in the UK, USA, Spain, Belgium and China.
Our brands include; Ribena, Horlicks, Lucozade, Aquafresh and Sensodyne.