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Data Analytics Industrial Placement, UK 2023

Biomedical/Pharmacology/Biology/Data/IT/Maths.

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Join the GSK Industrial Placement UK Programme in Data Analytics: Help us get ahead of disease together.

Education required: Undergraduate degree from an accredited university, in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), Data Science, Life Science, or computer-related disciplines. 

Other requirements: 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 must be enrolled at a UK university for the duration of your placement.

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  • Language requirement: Written and spoken fluency in English
  • Expected Start date: July 2023
  • Duration: 1 year (approximately)
  • Location: Barnard Castle, Brentford (GSK House) or Ware (upon your written application you will be able to state a preference)
  • Application deadline: Friday 14th October 2022. We will close this vacancy when we have enough applications, so we recommend that you apply as soon as you can so your application can be considered.
  • Proposed Assessment / Interview Dates: November/December

Are you looking to gain valuable real world work experience and help positively impact the lives of others? 

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.  

A GSK internship offers you the opportunity to kickstart your career – to take on a real role with genuine impact. You’ll take on challenging tasks within live projects or assignments.  

You’ll also get to learn from others in your team and other parts of GSK whilst developing your skills and gaining valuable experience for wherever the future takes you.

Inspired to help us get ahead together? Apply for a Data Analytics Industrial Placement at GSK today! 

As a part of your placement year in the Data Analytics, you will be embedded in the business helping drive value from our data.

Your role may include: 

  • Developing new reports and insights for the business
  • On-demand data analysis and reporting to support our internal customers
  • Working with internal customers like franchise planning from around the world to drive value and insights from our supply chain 
  • Highlighting improvement opportunities in inventory management and partnering with the planning organisation for value delivery, and as you become more experienced, leading and delivering the projects 
  • Building strong relationships within key business functions 
  • Leading a project to review out current analytical tools and recommending a future forward path 
  • Exposure to how cutting-edge technology and analytics is changing our global supply chain

You will be applying the skills you already have and developing new skills of your choice which could include data analysis, data science, power BI, advanced excel along with softer skills like team working, problem solving and building relationships.

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.  

Ahead together with tailored training and career development

Location and roles available: 

Please read below about the 3 different locations we are recruiting for across our Data Analytics Industrial Placements. Please note, these are distinct placements and so when you apply you will be able to select a preference of where you would like to be placed if successful. We will accommodate your preference where possible.

Barnard Castle

The Barnard Castle site is located in the Northeast 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.  We have recently opened a new state of the art aseptic digital facility producing biopharamaceuticals. 

As a Data Science & Analytics IP at the Barnard Castle site you will have exposure to modelling and analytics projects in many applied settings from optimising incoming materials scheduling to predicting failures on production lines to working on continuous improvement initiatives across the business. 

This wide and varied role will provide you with the opportunity to learn/ use a broad spectrum of tools e.g., coding in Python, R, Java, Microsoft power platform suite, web-based visualisations, to work with both scientific and manufacturing process data for new medicines that GSK are developing, as well as data for medicines that are already licenced to patients.

The innovative solutions or data quality improvements you will be involved in directly contribute to either the acceleration of the development of new products or to maintaining the quality of the licenced products. 

As your experience grows you will be given the opportunity to lead the delivery and implementation of innovative data solutions or data quality improvements using scientific, supply chain operations, and process performance data, helping you develop project management skills. 

This role will appeal to someone who wants to combine skills in digital technology with problem solving capabilities whilst gaining experience of end-to-end pharmaceutical manufacture. 

Brentford (GSK House)

Global Engineering and EHS

The Global Engineering and EHS group are mainly based in GSK House but can also count on the presence of people on our GSK global supply chain sites. We design standards and policies and provide technical expertise to support and align our Global Supply Chain network with the intent to deliver our life saving medicines with more speed and efficiency.

The Global Engineering Function is comprised of the following groups: Global Capital Projects, Engineering Technical Services, Serialisation- anti counterfeit measures, Environment Health and Safety and Automation. 

As an IP in our Global Capital Projects team, you will have the opportunity to work in the design, construction and implementation of new automated models, simulation, data models, reports, data visualisations to estimate/predict manufacturing capacity and equipment utilisation for new Capital investment in GSK. You will work across several functions giving you exposure to different aspects of the business and enabling you to build strong working relationships. 

As your experience grows you will be given the opportunity to lead the delivery and implementation of innovative data solutions or data quality improvements using scientific, supply chain operations, and process performance data, helping you develop project management skills. 

A key aspect of your placement will be to generate models and simulations to predict manufacturing capacity and equipment utilisation around our global manufacturing sites. To be successful in this role you will need to have a passion for simulation and a continuous improvement mindset. 

Global Supply Chain Analytics

The Global Supply Chain Analytics function supports the supply chain digitisation agenda through progression to advanced analytical capabilities that enable a more self-driving, agile and resilient supply chain. 

As a data analytics IP you will have the opportunity to partner with the global supply chain strategy and services teams, with a mission to support smart decision making with data and drive to value through delivery of targeted activities in the end to end pharmaceuticals supply chain. 

You will provide analytics support for strategic and operational planning, inventory & service management and drive the digital analytics and automation agenda. You will have support embedding advanced DDA (Digital, Data and Analytics) capabilities developed through a data lake platform, data science capability and leading edge digital analytical tools. 

This role will appeal to someone who wants to combine skills in digital technology with problem solving capabilities whilst partnering with different business functions. 

Ware 

Ware is the largest GSK site in the UK with a thriving early talent community. The Ware Global Supply Chain site manufactures and supplies oral solid dose tablets (for HIV and oncology) and respiratory devices (for asthma and COPD) to over 140 countries, as well as to patients participating in clinical trials, playing a key role in new product introduction. 

There are opportunities for data analytic placement students in two teams at our world class manufacturing site- “Digital Factory” team and Informatics team. 

The “Digital Factory” is focused on implementing ‘Future ready’ Foundation Systems/ Platforms to ensure manufacturing data can be gathered electronically and made available to the functions who ‘Make’, ‘Move’, ‘Test’ ‘Release’ and ‘Ship’ our products.

For this vision to be achieved, the manufacturing data gathered by our systems must be used to accelerate decision making. We must ensure data is available in real time, at the point of use, validated and in an easily visualised format for our internal customers; Production, Technical and Quality, to support batch flow, batch release and investigations.  

The data analytics placement role is key in the delivery and implementation of dashboards using web-based platforms to support this vision.  

If you are looking to build connections with the GSK Tech organisation and third-party developers, form part of an agile ‘DevOps’ team and provide the tools to support the manufacture of products globally, this opportunity is for you.  

The Informatics team are focused upon the design, construction and implementation of automated data processes, including data marts, data models, reports, data visualisations and dashboards – to accelerate decision making and support the resolution of issues.

As a placement student in the informatics team, you will have the opportunity to learn/ use a broad spectrum of tools e.g., coding in SAS / Python, Microsoft power platform suite, web-based visualisations, to work with both scientific and manufacturing process data for new medicines that GSK are developing, as well as data for medicines that are already licenced to patients.

The innovative solutions or data quality improvements you will be involved in directly contribute to the either the acceleration of the development of new products or to maintaining the quality of the licenced products. 

As your experience grows you will be given the opportunity to lead the delivery and implementation of innovative data solutions or data quality improvements using scientific, supply chain operations, and process performance data, helping you develop project management skills 

This role will appeal to someone who wants to combine skills in digital technology with problem solving capabilities whilst collaborating with different business functions at Ware, across the supply chain network and Research & Development. 

Who are we looking for?  

  • To be well-organised and a team player 
  • Good Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word skills 
  • Knowledge and application of coding   
  • Problem-solving skills, and an ability to visualise and interpret data 
  • Highly numeracy/accuracy skills 
  • Strong communication skills 
  • Ability to work collaboratively or on own initiative on key data projects to drive improvements and an agile learner 
  • Statistical analysis experience or use of Power BI (nice to have but not essential) 
  •  Ability to demonstrate qualities aligned with GSK’s culture

What do we offer you?

  • Brentford (GSK House) - A salary of £22,500, plus a bonus. Barnard Castle or Ware - A salary of £21,000, plus a bonus 
  • Access to GSK resources, including employee assistance programmes, private healthcare and well-being programs and pension plan membership
  • On-the-job experience and informal training and development, delivered through a mixture of coaching, mentoring and training programs
  • A GSK placement which gives you the opportunity to take on a real role with genuine impact
  • You will join a GSK Industrial Placement community of over 250 students across the UK and business areas
  • Access to LinkedIn groups to enable the new Industrial Placement community to network and connect before start date

Let’s do this!

This opportunity has the following recruitment stages you must successfully pass to be offered a placement year with GSK for 2023:

  1. Eligibility Form
  2. World of GSK Online Assessment
  3. Application Form
  4. Virtual Assessment Centre or Virtual Interview

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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: October 14th, 2022
  • Starting: July 2023
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Starting Salary: £22,500 plus a bonus (Brentford, GSK House) / £21,000 plus a bonus (Ware or Barnard Castle) + benefits
  • All grades
  • 1 year
  • Brentford (London), Barnard Castle (Durham) and Ware (Hertfordshire)
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Biology
  • Biomedical
  • Data Science
  • Information Technology
  • Maths
  • Pharmacology

Also Accepting...

  • All STEM disciplines

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