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Applying to our programmes

There are a few stages to our application process. We also realise how important feedback is, so after your initial application, whether you make it through the following stages or not, we’ll provide feedback to help you maximise your strengths for the future. 

Where possible, our selection process will happen virtually via phone calls and video interviews. Our recruitment team will work directly with you to support you through the process, but before you click the apply button, have an initial chat with a recruiter or sit down for a video interview. To help you prepare, read our Virtual Interviewing Guide (PDF - 134kb).

Online application form

Our application form doesn’t take long to complete. We’ll ask you to upload your CV, complete details about your studies and confirm your eligibility to work in the market where your chosen programme is based.

Be accurate
Make sure you meet the criteria for your chosen programme. If you don’t, you may receive an automatic response declining your application.

 

World of GSK online assessment

If we think you could be right for us, we’ll invite you to complete our ‘World of GSK’ online assessment. It is a test that is relevant to most markets and will help us determine your strengths and suitability to become one of our Future Leaders. It will also give you an insight into what we do and how we work.

You’ll watch videos featuring some of our colleagues who will tell you about what they do at GSK. We’ll then set up scenarios and ask you how you would manage the situation.

After you complete the World of GSK assessment, we’ll let you know if you’ve made it to the next stage. You’ll also get personalised feedback to help you develop your strengths further.

If we think you could be right for us, we’ll invite you to complete our ‘World of GSK’ online assessment. It is a test that is relevant to most markets and will help us determine your strengths and suitability to become one of our Future Leaders. It will also give you an insight into what we do and how we work.

You’ll watch videos featuring some of our colleagues who will tell you about what they do at GSK. We’ll then set up scenarios and ask you how you would manage the situation.

After you complete the World of GSK assessment, we’ll let you know if you’ve made it to the next stage. You’ll also get personalised feedback to help you develop your strengths further.

Don’t worry, you don’t need any knowledge of GSK, or the healthcare sector to succeed at this stage of the application, or at any stage.

Be timely
The assessment isn’t timed, so don’t rush. However, remember you only have seven days to complete it. Don’t leave it too late.

Be prepared
Have a pen, paper, and calculator to hand. You may want to take notes, and for some questions you’ll need to interpret numerical data and complete calculations.

Check your internet
Make sure your internet connection is reliable before starting the assessment.

Take care
Read the instructions carefully and complete the assessment in a quiet room with no distractions. We suggest you do so at the time of day you feel most energised.

Get help
Feel free to contact us if you experience any technical issues while completing the assessment. If you require any reasonable adjustments due to a disability, please also get in touch.
You can reach us at ww.earlytalentrecruitment@gsk.com.

GSK life job simulation

Make it through to the next stage and we’ll see how you might perform in your chosen programme. This is also your chance to get a feel for what it might be like to work with us.

You’ll be presented with a scenario with some key business facts and asked to respond through video, writing and multiple choice. We’ll also ask you more about why you want to work here and, if you’ve applied for a technical role, we’ll ask you some technical questions.

Whether you make it through to the next round or not, we’ll give you feedback to help you maximise your strengths in future.

Be thoughtful
Consider why you want to work for us on the programme you’ve chosen and share your reasons honestly.

Be timely
The assessment isn’t timed, so don’t rush. However, remember you only have seven days to complete it. Don’t leave it too late.

Be prepared
Have a pen, paper, and calculator to hand. You may want to take notes and, for some questions, you’ll need to interpret numerical data and complete calculations.

Check your internet
Make sure your internet connection is reliable before starting the assessment.

Take care
Read the instructions carefully and complete the assessment in a quiet room with no distractions. We suggest you do so at whatever time of day you feel most energised.

Get help
Feel free to contact us if you experience any technical issues while completing the assessment. If you need any reasonable adjustments due to a disability, please also get in touch.
You can reach us at ww.earlytalentrecruitment@gsk.com. 

Virtual Assessment Centre

If you progress to our Assessment Centre then congratulations  you’re through to our final stage!

Here, you will gain an even greater insight into what it’s like to work at a world-leading healthcare organisation. You’ll also have the opportunity to see how you’ll fit in. You can ask questions, meet potential future colleagues and see our working culture for yourself.

You’ll spend half a day taking part in immersive exercises. These will include individual exercises and a group or paired exercise. Depending on your chosen programme, you might also have to give a presentation and complete a practical or technical exercise. You’ll receive more information in your Assessment Centre invite. Finally, you’ll have a face-to-face, strengths-based interview.

We’ve designed the Assessment Centre to bring out the best in you, so we can see what you’re capable of and show you why we’re such an exceptional place to work.

Be yourself 
Relax and show us your strengths. We want to help you find your perfect job, so you can fulfil your potential.

Keep calm 
Don’t worry if an exercise doesn’t go well. You’ll have other chances to impress us.

Interview us 
Feel free to ask us lots of questions to find out whether we’re right for you. 

Accept our offer

Great news! If you succeed at the Assessment Centre, we’ll make you an offer to become one of our Future Leaders. We’ll talk you through the next steps and use everything we’ve learned about you to make sure you get off to the best possible start in your future career.

Congratulate yourself
You’ve done very well and are about to embark on an exceptional graduate programme at one of the world’s largest healthcare companies.

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