Engineering

Learn how to excel in engineering at GSK on our Future Leaders graduate programme.

Engineering

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Create cutting-edge solutions 

Help us engineer innovative ways to develop, manufacture and deliver medicines and vaccines that help us get ahead of disease together. 

We’re looking for Future Leaders in Engineering. 

Are you a graduate with a strong teamwork mindset? Do you have a passion for complex machinery, automation, or pharmaceutical/vaccines manufacturing processes? 

We are looking for highly motivated engineering graduates who are keen to develop into the future engineering, operational and technical leaders within our Pharmaceutical and Vaccines Manufacturing sites. You will help to ensure we have the latest, safe, efficient and reliable processes and equipment to deliver life-saving medicines and vaccines to people in 90% of the world’s countries.   This role will enable you to develop your skills in an industry that’s making radical changes to the way it develops and manufactures products.

Develop your career in Engineering

Here, you will work closely with talented and like-minded engineers and face the different challenges that arise at every stage which make every working day different. You’ll have the opportunity to work on:

  • Project management of new equipment from design to installation and commissioning
  • Capital project execution
  • Continuous Improvement: Increase manufacturing efficiencies through analysing machine data, root causing breakdowns and identifying improvements that increase equipment performance.
  • Reliability engineering looking at equipment uptime and availability
  • Safety & Ergonomic initiatives
  • Provide focus on energy management and sustainability projects
  • Keep abreast of cutting-edge technologies in precision engineering
  • Work towards Professional Engineer status

Our Engineering graduate programme will challenge and support you in growing professionally and personally within your chosen discipline, and will give you an insightful experience into the engineering side of our pharmaceutical & vaccines manufacturing business. Through your three rotations, you’ll develop your expertise in engineering concepts while broadening your global business perspective. 

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 and we will support you in achieving Chartered/Professional Engineer status through our accredited mentoring scheme. 

What are the requirements?

 

You’ll need:

  • A relevant engineering degree
  • clear motivation for pharmaceutical & vaccines manufacturing
  • to be technically minded with a passion for machines, automation & manufacturing processes
  • to be fluent in English plus fluency in your home site language
  • strong technical skills
  • continuous improvement and a growth mindset
  • to be a team player with the ability to work with and build relationships with key stakeholders
  • excellent communication skills and a gift for solving problems
  • to be self-motivated and proactive, keen to develop and learn.
  • to be enthusiastic and driven to succeed.
  • To be analytical and process-driven with excellent attention to detail.
  • A genuine interest in the healthcare industry
  • alignment to our values and expectations 

 

 

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Automation Engineering

Your rotations may include:

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

Your rotations may include:

  • taking Biopharmaceutical products from R&D to full-scale manufacture (Upstream manufacture in US and Downstream in UK/Italy)
  • 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 
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Electrical Engineering

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
  • managing multi-skilled technician teams 

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Mechanical Engineering

Your rotations may include:

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

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Chemical Engineering

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
  • identifying opportunities for safety, quality and environmental improvements including HAZOP and risk assessments
  • optimising the performance of our existing manufacturing processes

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This career path attracts graduates from various engineering disciplines, including computer, automation, mechanical, electrical, biotechnology and chemical engineering.

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