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Quality Industrial Placement 2022

Ware (Hertfordshire), Worthing (West Sussex) & Barnard Castle (County Durham). Three Roles/Multiple Vacancies.

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We are recruiting for multiple roles within this Placement. You will be able to select your preference when you apply and we will accommodate this where possible.

What you will do:

The purpose of the quality assurance function in our pharmaceutical manufacturing sites is to ensure the right checks and controls are in place to manufacture and test our life saving products. The successful candidate will work within a team of pharmaceutical quality specialists, leading the development and implementation of activities designed to ensure our manufacturing and packaging operations perform effectively and consistently to meet the high product quality standards expected within the industry. You will gain oversight on operations and have the opportunity to work closely with a wide range of functions on the site.

"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.

 

Your role and responsibilities may include: 

  • Learning about Good Manufacturing Practice and the pharmaceutical industry 

  • Support regulatory activities, ensuring that we maintain compliance with the legal requirements of our product licenses granted by global regulatory authorities (e.g. MHRA, FDA) and supporting audits of the site from our customers and regulators 

  • Carrying out activities in the factory on new products, processes or equipment 

  • Authoring, reviewing, data checking and approving documentation 

  • Carrying out investigations and identifying improvement activities 

  • Learn how to use out data platforms such as Power BI 


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. You will work with and learn from an experienced team who will coach and mentor you during your year to help you achieve your potential. 
 
Barnard Castle 

The Barnard Castle site is located in the North East of England is sited within the County Durham countryside. Barnard Castle is a key site for GSK with a large number of New Products coming through development at site. We manufacture and supply a huge range of different pharmaceutical products from Sterile Products (Syringes and Vials) to Liquid Inhalations and Dermatologicals. 
 
Based in the Inspection Readiness Team, the successful candidate will be part of a team responsible for the ensuring the site is ready for regulatory inspection by multiple country regulators. The daily activity would include tracking progress of key activities, gathering information from data to identify risk areas and working with site staff to identify actions to increase readiness.  
 
Ware 

The Ware site is the largest site in the GSK network with a thriving early talent community. We manufacture and supply a huge range of different pharmaceutical products from our Respiratory and Oral Solid Dose (tablet) Supply Chains.  
 
You would be part of a team responsible for the ensuring the site is ready for regulatory inspection by multiple country regulators. The daily activity would include tracking progress of key activities, gathering information from data to identify risk areas and working with site staff to identify actions to increase readiness. Or you may work in operational quality based in the respiratory supply chain Production building, managing batch progression using electronic systems. The daily activity would include capturing and displaying metrics, organising workload – understanding capacity and balancing demand, resolving issues to enable Qualified Persons to release product to market, batch tracker meetings and working across the Value Stream – with e.g. production & engineering, warehouse, labs, logistics, supplier quality.  There is also an opportunity to work in the Digital & Improvement team, who lead a variety of improvement projects and deliver digital solutions to add value across the Quality function and the wider Ware site. 
 
Worthing 

GSK Worthing celebrates 60 years of history in pharmaceutical manufacturing in 2021.   One of our key products is Augmentin in tablet form and we manufacture approx. 42 million packs per year. Worthing site is situated on the South Coast about 30 minutes from Brighton and 1 hour by train from London, offering a good degree of extracurricular activities outside of work.   
 
Working within the Quality Systems and Validation Compliance team at Worthing provides the opportunity to work in a fast-paced environment supporting the manufacture of antibiotic tablets and suspension products. You will work in a team which is instrumental in ensuring we produce products of the highest quality for our patients as part of a supply chain which supplies patients all over the globe. 

Degree Requirements:

  • Must be studying an undergraduate degree in Chemistry, Biology, Pharmacy or Pharmacology.  
  • You will have completed a minimum of 2 years of your undergraduate degree but will not have graduated at the start of your placement. You will be expected to provide evidence from your university to show you will be an undergraduate student for the duration of the placement year. 

You’ll need:

  • An interest in data analysis to identify areas for improvement 

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate to colleagues at all levels within the organisation 

  • Attention to detail 

  • Adept in Microsoft Word, Powerpoint and Excel 

  • Ability to demonstrate qualities aligned with GSK Values and Expectations. 


Benefits:  

  • A salary of £21,000, plus a bonus  

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


Start Date: July 2022  

Locations: Barnard Castle, Ware, Worthing

Worthing is a Penicillin Manufacturing site in the UK - please consider this if you are applying to a role here and are allergic to penicillin  

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.  

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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • Multiple vacancies
  • £21,000 + benefits
  • All grades
  • Year-long
  • Ware, Hertfordshire, Barnard Castle, County Durham and Worthing, West Sussex
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Biology
  • Chemical
  • Chemistry
  • Data Science
  • Pharmacology

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