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Future Leaders Programme Science

Do you want to join a science-led global business and deliver four billions packs of medicines and healthcare products annually?


Our programmes give first-hand experience in and out of the lab, working with innovative technologies and manufacturing processes.

Science is the bedrock of our success and our scientists are among the world leaders in their fields. If you join our UK science graduate programme, you'll be part of a global network that employs innovative technology and processes. These enable us to deliver four billion packs of medicines and healthcare products every year, and supply one quarter of the world’s vaccines.

We're proud of our technical development programme and the role it plays in developing our technical leaders for the future.

What will I learn?

Part of a vibrant, global scientific community, you’ll work in teams that combine a mix of disciplines. We’re at the cutting edge of science and technology, so you’ll never be far from an expert who can help you to learn, grow and contribute to our business.

As an Analytical Chemistry graduate at GSK, you can expect to work on: 

  • Analytical testing on various dose forms of products, such as tablet, sterile and topical products
  • Technically understanding of analytical equipments and analytical test methods
  • Participating in New product introduction and product transfer process
  • Trouble shooting and investigating of manufacturing issues
  • Working cross functions to participate or to lead a project

What do I need to apply?

A 2:1 Degree in a related science degree.

How can I apply?

We are no longer accepting applications for this programme for 2014, please register your interest in our 2015 intake.

What's it really like?




Analytical Chemistry Associate


Chemistry MChem




During my industrial placement with GSK, I got the opportunity to work on a wide range of products which showed me the global portfolio of the company. Upon completing my final year at University, I returned to work as an analytical chemist on the GMS graduate scheme and am currently within my 2nd rotation of scheme.

As an analytical chemist my primary role is within a quality function. I routinely support the manufacturing of products by providing quality assurance and control data. This is done through the use of analytical technologies such as liquid and gas chromatography.

I am involved in conducting analytical method development and validation and work alongside a range of functions including R&D scientists and engineers. Through the scheme I have worked on a range of products and different dosage forms from raw materials to tablets and capsules.

The scheme enables all graduates to experience several different placements across the UK and EIRE. This great opportunity means that you get to develop a range of broad skills as well as work with different people, products and sites and really get to see the GSK network.



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