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Supply and Logistics Industrial Placement 2022

Worthing (West Sussex), Maidenhead (Berkshire) & Barnard Castle (County Durham). Three Roles/Multiple Vacancies. Open to all STEM.

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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: 

During this placement you’ll be taking a lead role in our production or warehouse and logistics departments ensuring our products get to our patients safely and efficiently.

You’ll learn about and assist with: 

  • Dispatching products to our external warehouse and logistics partners 
  • Global distribution chains and product requirements during transit 
  • Inventory management - including life cycle management of our products 
  • Raw materials inbound and testing 
  • Maintaining safety standards by carrying out audits 
  • Production scheduling and materials management  
  • Data analysis to identify and implement improvement opportunities  
  • Investigating any distribution and logistics issues and recommending solutions 
  • Product flow optimisation through the supply chain  
  • Investigation of any Quality issues using Root Cause Analysis, which could delay release of product. 
  • Development of Key Performance indicators and trends which will help manage the Business and drive improvement. 

"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.


Whichever role you go into you will be applying the skills you already have and developing new skills such as; team working, problem solving and building relationships. You will work with and learn from an experienced team. They will coach and mentor you during your year to help you achieve your potential. 

Locations and roles 

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 secondary 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.    

A variety of opportunities exist within our supply and logistics team. You may work in the logistics team, supporting the End to End Supply Chain for pharmaceutical products, where you would be expected to deliver on business or compliance improvement projects. In addition to this the opportunities will arise to support day to day operations working in a safe and compliant manner. Exposure to this high volume and fast paced environment will build a great understanding of the E2E supply chain. 

Opportunities also exist within the warehouse team providing the support required to ensure the area is Audit Ready and fully compliant with Safety and Quality standards at all times. The successful candidate will support major projects and New Product Introduction activity and lead minor projects. You will need to have strong data analytics skills with a keen attention to detail. You will also get involved with purchasing consumables from external vendors. 


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.   

Several roles are available in our production and supply and improvement teams. You will support the End to End supply chain for pharmaceutical products, advising the business on Key Performance indicators and trends.   

You will work closely with manufacturing, logistics and warehousing teams and will have the opportunity to deliver a business improvement project. You will have the experience how quality deviations impact product flow and how these occurrences can be minimised through undertaking root cause analysis.   

This fast-paced role requires a candidate who is a logical thinker, can communicate with people at all levels of the organisation and who has an interest in data. This is an opportunity to gain skills which are transferrable to other industries and a wide variety of roles. 


GSK Maidenhead is a Consumer site. Maidenhead supply toothpaste and mouthwash to over 20 countries, with our factory running 24/7.  

During this placement you’ll be taking a lead role in our warehouse and logistics department ensuring our products get to our patients safely and efficiently. You’ll learn about and assist with dispatching products to our external warehouse and logistics partners. You will gain experience with Global distribution chains and product requirements during transit. You will maintain safety standards by carrying out audits. You will be involved in data analysis to identify and implement improvement opportunities and investigating any distribution and logistics issues and recommending solutions.  

Degree Requirements:

  • Must be studying an undergraduate degree in Business, Science, Maths, Engineering or a related subject.  
  • 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: 

  • To be well-organised 
  • To be a team player 
  • Good Microsoft Excel and Word skills 
  • Highly numeracy/accuracy skills 
  • Strong communication skills 
  • Interest in supply chain/logistics 
  • Ability to work on own initiate to drive improvements 
  • Use of Power BI software 
  • Ability to demonstrate qualities aligned with GSK Values and Expectations. 


  • 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 

Location: Barnard Castle, Worthing, Maidenhead

Worthing is a Penicillin Manufacturing sites 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
  • Worthing, West Sussex, Barnard Castle, County Durham and Maidenhead, Berkshire
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Disciplines accepted...

  • All STEM disciplines

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