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Manufacturing and supply

Learn how to excel in manufacturing and supply at GSK on our Future Leaders graduate programme.

Manufacturing operations and quality (Vaccines) 

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Manufacture vaccines that save lives  

Help us improve the way we manufacture, formulate, fill, pack, control, release and deliver the vaccines that can improve the lives of billions across the world. 

We’re looking for Future Leaders in Manufacturing operations and quality (Vaccines) 

Are you a graduate with strong problem-solving and influencing skills and a keen interest in production, quality, and supply challenges? If so, in this role, you will help us get vaccines to people in 90% of the world’s countries. 

In this highly scientific function we manufacture, formulate, fill, pack, control, release and deliver vaccines safely – a process that takes 15 to 18 months and uses cutting-edge technology. It’s vital work that touches on four very different activities: manufacturing operations, technical services, quality and supply chain management. 

There are new challenges that can arise each day. These include transporting delicate biological materials that need special handling, overseeing quality throughout the manufacturing process, as well as managing a complex supply chain to ensure that vaccines are received exactly when they’re needed. 

Develop your career 

If you’re a graduate with the talent and ambition to lead others, this programme will provide you with the skills you need to pursue a career in manufacturing within the pharmaceutical industry. 

Over two years, you’ll have stretching rotations that will give you an insightful experience into the manufacturing side of our vaccines business. Through these, you’ll develop your expertise in production, quality and technical services or supply chain management, while also broadening your global business perspective. 

What can you expect?


You’ll have the opportunity to:

  • get a good understanding of all areas of our vaccines business on a tailored development programme
  • discover how manufacturing, quality function, technical services and supply chain work together
  • learn about the cutting-edge technologies used in vaccines manufacturing
  • follow our vaccines through the entire manufacturing process
  • gain valuable people management experience or exposure
  • learn about the challenges of working in a highly regulated and controlled environment
  • be part of a diverse network, working with graduates from all over the world 

 

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What are the requirements?


You’ll need:

  • a Bachelors, Master or PhD degree, depending on the country where you’re applying
  • a keen interest in production, quality, and supply challenges
  • fluent English plus fluency in your home site language
  • a passion for science and tech, as well as people management and teamwork
  • a keen interest in the healthcare industry
  • the ability to build trust and relationships with key stakeholders
  • eagerness to work with others and learn how to lead a team
  • a high degree of flexibility and the ability to adapt quickly to change
  • to be process-driven with good technical ability
  • resilience and strong problem-solving skills
  • to be ready to acquire new knowledge and embrace new experiences

 

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This career path attracts graduates from various technical, scientific and business disciplines, including pharmacy, industrial pharmacy, engineering, bio-engineering, business engineering, electro-mechanical engineering and maintenance engineering.

Quality Science (Pharmaceuticals)

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Quality in your hands

Work behind the scenes on developing quality products that can help us get ahead of disease together.

We’re looking for Future Leaders in Quality Science

Are you an ambitious, driven, and adaptable science graduate inspired to further the impact of pharmaceuticals on the world? Look no further. Here, you’ll embark on a three-year rotational programme that will enable you to gain brand new insights and further your interest in pharmaceuticals. 

What can you expect?


You’ll have the opportunity to:

  • develop through three stretching rotations over three years, each of which will give you broad experience and an excellent career foundation
  • benefit from a personal training budget to support your development
  • be part of a huge global network that supplies billions of packs of medicines and healthcare products every year
  • spend time in a quality testing laboratory at one of our manufacturing sites
  • developing a solid foundation in the skills of the trade
  • learn about raw material, finished product, sterility, and environmental testing
  • learn about quality control at our sites
  • learning how the different elements of the process interact and how to make smart decisions to ensure the quality of our products is always preserved
  • work with our external support team, or with local operating companies to launch new products or testing methods
  • build your knowledge of our medicines and dosage forms as well as your industry regulatory knowledge 

 

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What are the requirements?


You’ll need:

  • a degree in Biochemistry, Microbiology, Biomedical sciences, Biology, Chemistry (preferably with Biology modules) or a related field of study
  • the drive to get things done and succeed
  • a desire and a willingness to learn and question
  • continuous improvement and growth mindset
  • excellent communication skills
  • alignment to our values and expectations
  • a genuine passion for the healthcare industry

 

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Pharma Supply Chain (PSC)

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Deliver medicines that improve lives

Help us optimise the delivery of billions of packs of medicines and healthcare products every year, so we can make a lasting impact across the world.

We’re looking for Future Leaders in Supply Chain

Are you a motivated and proactive graduate with good problem-solving skills, attention to detail and a can-do attitude? If so, you could be the perfect addition to our Supply Chain team.

Develop your career

Over three years, our Future Leaders graduate programme will challenge and support you to grow professionally and personally. You’ll have three rotations in business-critical roles that offer amazing insights into our end-to-end supply chain. You’ll learn how to deliver optimum value to the business and outstanding products to our patients. 

What can you expect?


You’ll have the opportunity to:

  • develop your knowledge of pharmaceutical supply chain management
  • understand how our factories work to deliver quality products to our patient

Your rotations may include:

  • planning, scheduling and logistics roles to help us make and deliver the right products at the right time
  • bringing new products to the market from R&D through manufacturing to distribution and the patient
  • managing multi-disciplined teams
  • optimising the performance of our existing processes by driving continuous improvement and data analytics projects

 

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What are the requirements?


You’ll need:

  • a clear motivation to work in the pharmaceutical industry
  • strong analytical skills and to enjoy working with data
  • to be organised and have good attention to detail
  • a drive to get things done
  • a willingness to learn
  • a continuous improvement and growth mindset
  • strong communication skills
  • to be a team player

 

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