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Exciting minds with our graduate programme


Malena Marandola

Create cutting-edge solutions

Help us engineer innovative ways to develop, manufacture and deliver medicines and vaccines that help people do more, feel better, live longer.

We’re looking for Future Leaders in Engineering

Our talented teams include Automation, Digital, Electrical, Mechanical, Chemical and Biopharmaceutical Engineers. They ensure we have the latest technology and processes to deliver billions of packs of medicines and healthcare products to customers every year.

Develop your career

You’ll have the opportunity to develop through three stretching rotations in exciting roles gaining experience and exposure and understanding of what you are interested in and how different parts of the business works.

You’ll interact with other graduates and senior leaders to build your career network. You will also receive a development budget to help you develop your technical and professional skills. We will support you achieving Chartered Engineer status through our accredited mentoring scheme.

Our Engineering opportunities

Automation and Digital Engineering

Your rotations may include:

  • introducing new digital technologies to transform our business
  • designing, implementing and commissioning new automation and robotics projects
  • optimising the performance of our existing manufacturing operations through data analytics and machine learning
  • identifying and mitigating potential cyber security risks

Data Science

Your rotations may include:

  • being the driving force in the cultural shift of using data science and machine learning to enhance the manufacture and delivery of pharmaceuticals
  • interacting with experts to evaluate and implement new data handling solutions
  • delivering high quality analysis and visualisations of data to expedite and inform strategic decision-making
  • implementing innovative analytical and IT solutions that are capable of handling large multiparametric datasets
  • working on data analytics and machine learning projects; using your skills and knowledge to transform our business – from manufacturing lead times to cost of goods, from quality analysis to planning and scheduling – there are a wealth of opportunities to make a difference
  • contributing and take a role in defining strategy and success in this area

Biopharmaceutical Engineering Associate

Your rotations may include:

  • taking biopharmaceutical products from R&D to full-scale manufacture (US is Upstream manufacture and UK/Italy are Downstream)
  • project managing the introduction of new processing equipment and manufacturing technologies
  • developing fill/finish processes for exciting new Biopharm and Sterile products
  • supporting our manufacturing processes by investigating and solving technical problems
  • investigating and solving technical problems using machine learning/data analysis

Electrical Engineering Associate

Your rotations may include:

  • reducing environmental impact by focusing on energy reduction and renewables
  • designing, installing and commissioning new electrical systems, working with high voltage systems
  • identifying opportunities to improve safety
  • optimising the performance of our existing electrical systems
  • manage multi-skilled technician teams

Mechanical Engineering Associate

Your rotations may include:

  • project managing new equipment from design to installation and commissioning
  • increase manufacturing efficiencies through analysing machine data, root causing breakdowns and identifying improvements that increase equipment performance and reliability
  • provide focus on energy management and sustainability projects
  • providing day-to-day support for risk assessments and breakdowns
  • managing multi-skilled engineering teams

Chemical Engineering Associate

Your rotations may include:

  • project managing the introduction of new products and processes from R&D through to manufacturing
  • working on a range of different formats including bulk manufacturing, sterile processes, respiratory, vaccines and oral solid dose
  • identify opportunities for safety, quality and environmental improvements including HAZOP and risk assessments
  • optimise the performance of our existing manufacturing processes

What are the requirements?

You’ll need:

  • clear motivation for Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • strong analytical skills/data driven
  • strong technical skills
  • drive to get things done
  • willingness to learn
  • continuous improvement and growth mindset
  • to be a team player
  • alignment to our values and expectations


How to apply

Apply now to solve tomorrow’s health challenges today – and you could join over 94,000 dedicated people across 96 markets, helping our patients to do more, feel better and live longer.

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