Engineering is about developing leading-edge, robust and cost-effective manufacturing technologies that make treatments to save lives. Our talented teams include chemical, electrical, mechanical, biopharmaceutical, sterile and automation engineers. They ensure we have the latest technology and processes to deliver four billion packs of medicines and healthcare products a year.
What do we look for in a candidate?
A relevant engineering degree and strong technical skills are just the start. You’ll also need the following skills:
- The ability to work well with others and build strong relationships with key stakeholders
- A genuine interest in the healthcare industry
- A self-motivated, proactive approach
- Strong problem solving and communication skills
- Technical strength: an analytical mind and processes driven
- Ability to adapt to change and keep focused under pressure
What will you do
- You will develop your skills in an industry that is making radical changes to the way it develops and manufactures products
- You will participate in projects and prioritise tasks effectively
- You’ll analyse information and report your findings
- Build an understanding of the state-of-the-art technologies we use
Different FLP engineering disciplines
As an automation engineering graduate at GSK, you can expect to work on:
- Introduce new digital technologies to transform our business
- Maintaining and troubleshooting site control systems
- Managing automation projects e.g. modification or improvement design, upgrading and installing control systems, ensuring that suppliers and site equipment comply with international standards
- Testing and commissioning
Biopharmaceutical manufacturing science and technology
As a biopharmaceutical engineering graduate at GSK, you can expect to work on:
- Bringing bio-pharmaceutical products from R&D to full-scale manufacture
- Technical problem solving and investigations
- Protein therapeutics in genetically-modified organisms
- Purifying protein therapeutics through centrifugation, chromatography and filtration
As a chemical engineering graduate at GSK, you can expect to work on:
- A wide range of varied activities including new product introduction from R&D through to manufacturing
- A range of different products and technologies from toothpaste to tablets including bulk manufacturing, sterile processes, granulation, compression and distillation
- Identifying opportunities for safety and environmental improvements including HAZOP and risk assessments
- Troubleshooting production problems in a manufacturing facility
- Design, installation and commissioning of new process steps
As an electrical engineering graduate at GSK, you can expect to work on:
- High voltage systems operations
- Maintenance of electrical equipment
- Providing assistance and leading electrical project work from design through to project implementation
- Providing solutions for day-to-day issues and breakdowns
- Involvement in energy-reduction and cost-reduction initiatives
As a mechanical engineering graduate at GSK, you can expect to work on:
- Project managing new equipment from design, factory acceptance testing and installation to validation
- Increasing manufacturing efficiencies through improved safety systems, equipment performance and reliability
- Providing day-to-day support for risk assessments, equipment issues and breakdowns
- Energy management and sustainability
- Managing multi-skilled engineering teams
- Keeping abreast of cutting-edge technologies in precision engineering
Experience and rotations
to give you wide experience within different roles and working environments
you’ll undertake business-critical roles within pharmaceutical or consumer healthcare supply, depending on your area
GSK offers a range of opportunities leading to successful engineering careers. This career path focuses our resources on training highly motivated and capable engineering graduates who want to improve their technical skills while gaining valuable leadership training in the pharmaceutical industry.
The three-year career pathway involves three rotations to give you wide experience within different roles and working environments, alongside a number of training courses. Throughout, you’ll have numerous opportunities to meet with other graduates on courses and at networking events. You will undertake a number of core training and personal development courses, alongside additional opportunities arranged using your personal development budget.
Joining our Global manufacturing and supply (GMS) division, you’ll undertake business-critical roles within pharmaceutical or consumer healthcare supply, depending on your area.
What happens next
Previous graduates have landed in roles where they are working to ensure GSK makes the right products and delivers them to the right place at the right time.
Algeria, Brazil, Canada, China, Egypt, India, Italy, Japan, Pakistan, Panama, Poland, Singapore, Spain, United Kingdom, USA
Discover our benefits
Discover more about the rewards, training, development and mentoring opportunities we offer.
If you’re a talented, ambitious student or graduate and share our values, this two or three-year programme is an amazing opportunity to build leadership skills and start your career with one of the world’s leading scientific businesses.