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Electrical Engineering Future Leaders Graduate Programme, UK, 2023


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Are you looking for a career where you can help positively impact the health of billions of people? 

GSK is a global biopharma company with a special purpose – to unite science, technology and talent to get ahead of disease together. Getting ahead means preventing disease as well as treating it, and we aim to impact the health of 2.5 billion people around the world in the next 10 years

What stood out to you about GSK?

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Our success absolutely depends on our people. We want GSK to be a place where people feel inspired, encouraged and challenged to be the best they can be. A place where they can be themselves – feeling welcome, valued and included. Where they can keep growing and look after their wellbeing. So, if you share our ambition, join us at this exciting moment in our journey to get ahead together.

Inspired to help us get ahead together? Apply for the Electrical Engineering Future Leaders programme at GSK today!

The aim of this programme is to develop the future pharmaceutical supply chain engineering, operational and technical leaders.

We’re looking for highly motivated electrical engineering graduates who are keen to develop into our next engineering leaders. You will be energised by the thought of being part of our engineering team, ensuring we have the latest, safe, efficient and reliable equipment to deliver billions of packs of life-saving medicines to patients every year.

Ahead together with tailored training and career development

If you’re a graduate with the talent and ambition to lead others, we’ll help you develop the expertise to become one of our Future Leaders. You’ll have the skills to become a leader of the future, with responsibility for ensuring GSK makes the right products and delivers them to meet global patient need in the right place at the right time.

Our Future Leaders graduate programme will challenge and support you to grow professionally and personally. You will have three challenging rotations in business-critical roles where you will have the opportunity to meet senior leaders and network with other graduates. You will also improve your technical skills while gaining valuable leadership expertise.

You will have a generous development budget to accelerate your learning, whether it is technical, professional, personal or leadership skills.

What will you do?

As an Electrical Engineering graduate at GSK, you can expect to work on a wide range of activities including:

  • Support and lead electrical project work for pharmaceutical equipment from design through to project implementation.
  • Work with mission critical power supplies to ensure our plant works effectively and efficiently so that our patients receive their medicine when they need it.
  • Involved in asset management and maintenance (condition-based monitoring, predictive maintenance, data analysis).
  • Involved in energy reduction, environmental sustainability, and cost improvement projects.
  • Learn more about our systems including high-voltage system operations.
  • Trouble shoot day-to-day issues and breakdowns in our pharmaceutical plants,
  • Help and support multi-skilled maintenance technicians, operators, and apprentices.
  • Coordinate recovery plans and work with multi-disciplinary teams to broaden experience.
  • Research & keep up to date with current industry best practice and emerging technologies – making recommendations to the business.
  • Use problem solving skills to analyse information and report on your findings
  • Mentoring and support through to Chartered status with the IET
  • A generous personal training budget to support your development.

You’ll need:

  • A relevant degree and be keen to learn
  • To be technically minded, a passion for machines and interest in pharmaceutical manufacturing processes
  • A passion for science and technology, as well as people management and teamwork
  • To be analytical and process driven with excellent attention to detail
  • The ability to work with and build relationships with key stakeholders
  • To be a self-motivated and proactive graduate
  • To be enthusiastic and driven to succeed
  • To be a natural team worker
  • The ability to adapt to change and stay focused under pressure
  • Excellent communication skills and a gift for solving problems
  • A genuine interest in the healthcare industry
  • To be organized and have attention to detail
  • To be eager to work with others and learn how to lead a team
  • A high degree of flexibility and the ability to adapt quickly to change
  • Resilience and strong problem-solving skills
  • Proactivity - to be ready to acquire new knowledge and embrace new experiences

Required: BSc or MSc degree in Electrical Engineering and or combined with electronic, Physics, Sustainability. Degree must be IET approved.

What do we offer you?

  • A competitive salary: £31,400
  • An annual bonus based on company performance
  • Relocation Allowance (eligibility will be confirmed once your first location is confirmed)
  • Access to healthcare and well-being programmes, savings programmes, time off and childcare support
  • Employee recognition programmes, which reward exceptional achievements
  • On-the-job experience and formal and informal training and development, delivered through a mixture of coaching, mentoring and formal training programmes

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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Starting: September 2023
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Starting Salary: £31,400 + benefits
  • All grades
  • Barnard Castle (County Durham) and Ware (Hertfordshire)
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Physics
  • Sustainability

Also Accepting...

  • All STEM disciplines

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