Work Placement / Internship

Business and Marketing Industrial Placement Programme 2022

Brentford, London. Open to all STEM.

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Why Consumer Healthcare? 

In GSK Consumer Healthcare, we are on an incredible journey as we prepare to create a new, standalone, world leading company with a 100% single-minded focus on everyday health. We are doing this at a time when the work we do has never mattered more. With the COVID pandemic, people are increasingly looking for ways to manage their own health and wellbeing and to take care of their families. This is where we come in. With category leading brands such as Sensodyne, Voltaren and Centrum, built on trusted science and human understanding, and combined with our passion, knowledge and expertise, we are uniquely placed to deliver better everyday health to millions of people around the world and grow a strong, successful business.  This is an opportunity to be part of something special. 

"I got so much more out of my placement than I expected!"

Be open to different sectors – Emily did a mechanical engineering degree and applied to an industrial placement with GSK, who lie within the pharmaceuticals sector. To watch the full Gradcracker/GSK webinar, click here.

Our Business and Marketing Placements  

Within the GSK Consumer Healthcare teams, you will be working on exciting projects such as digital commerce campaigns, new product launches, brand marketing activity, digital marketing campaigns to Healthcare professionals and packaging design. You could also be working towards improving our in-store presence, using consumer insights and to help retailers grow revenue on our products by driving sales and promotions.  You’ll gain an in-depth insight into the needs of our consumers and customers and will increase your awareness and appreciation of the different channels that are involved in bringing products to market.  Additionally, there are a variety of roles that sit in between the two core functions of Business and Marketing which explore different commercial elements of the business. These are within internal communications, data and analytics, business processes and systems.    

We have an open and inclusive culture and are passionate about personal and career development.  Having multi-functional teams means that we collaborate and innovate whilst creating a high energy and enjoyable place to work. 
Whichever role you’re placed in, you’ll use the skills you already have and build new ones such as commercial awareness, collaborative team working, project management and problem solving. 
We’re looking for diverse candidates who want to work in an innovative, fast-moving environment with a passion to succeed!   

Degree requirements:

  • You will have completed a minimum of 2 years of your undergraduate degree in any STEM subject, but will not have graduated at the start of your placement. You may be expected to provide evidence from your university to show you will be an undergraduate student for the duration of the placement year and they are supportive of your placement. 


  • A salary of £21,000-£22,500, plus a bonus  

  • Access to resources such as employee assistance programmes, private healthcare, and training and development.  

Start date: Summer 2022. 

Application deadline: We recommend you apply as soon as possible, because we accept ongoing applications and will close this vacancy once we have enough applications.  
Additional Details:  The Assessment Centres for successful applicants are expected to take place in November 2021. 
If you have what we’re looking for then apply today! 

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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • £21,000 - £25,000 + benefits
  • All grades
  • Year-long
  • Brentford
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Disciplines accepted...

  • All STEM disciplines

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