Work Placement / Internship

Project & Portfolio Management, Industrial Placement

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. 

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Take the first step in your career 

Would you relish the opportunity to support our business to deliver better everyday health with humanity? Do you want to gain experience in a responsive, innovative, global consumer health business? A placement with GSK Consumer Healthcare will give you the practical experience to complement your studies and we are committed to supporting your personal and professional growth.  

You will work embedded within GSK’s Consumer Healthcare Research & Development (R&D) Oral Health Project & Portfolio Management team, as part of a global team based in Weybridge, Surrey. Your work will help ensure that the innovation pipeline is well managed and effectively delivers great products to our consumers through providing clear, relevant and timely data to support decision making. 

What will you do? 

  • Maintain the Oral Health R&D Resource plan to forecast future resource requirements against available capacity to support data-driven decision making in portfolio governance meetings.
  • Co-ordinating and supporting the Project Manager in specific projects, to develop new and innovative oral health products to be marketed across the globe.
  • Supporting the Project Management team leader in continuous improvement initiatives and team development events.
  • Running reports and queries across the portfolio of projects to support decision making and encourage good project management practice.  

You’ll be excited by the thought of:  

  • Being part of a truly global team, focused toward one purpose; to deliver better everyday health with humanity
  • Being able to see the breadth of the business ways of working in new product development projects
  • Energising teams and driving each other to be better, to move with pace and outperforming the competitors with human understanding and empathy
  • Prioritising the important and challenging the unnecessary in order to maintain focus on the consumers and customer 

You’ll need: 

  • Strong understanding of the need for confidentiality and care when managing sensitive information.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.   
  • Proactivity, initiative and the ability to work under minimal supervision.   
  • PowerPoint and Excel skills are essential. Familiarity with or willingness to learn to use scheduling software e.g. MS Project or Power BI will also be required.   
  • Understanding of concepts associated with business reporting, resource management, schedule management, risk management and key performance indicators.   

Degree requirements:

You should be studying a Business, Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths degree. 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 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. 

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
  • £21,000 + benefits
  • All grades
  • 1 year
  • Weybridge, Surrey
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Disciplines accepted...

  • All STEM disciplines

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