Future Leaders graduate programme
Welcome to our global graduate development programme
Are you a talented and ambitious student or graduate who shares 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 healthcare companies.
If you are hardworking and dedicated, our Future Leaders Programme will boost your career. You'll experience different aspects of your chosen business area, and learn how other areas of our business work.
We want our Future Leaders to have a broad understanding of our company and we’ve designed our programme to offer exactly that.
Right through the programme you’ll have access to all the support you need, but the ultimate responsibility for shaping your career will be yours. You and your manager will have open, frank conversations about your progress and your plans for the future. We believe in mentoring and coaching so there will be no shortage of people to give you interesting insights and expert career advice.
Becoming a Future Leader
Leaders inspire others with their values and their actions. The Future Leaders Programme will develop you into one of tomorrow’s leaders.
There are different career paths available in different countries, so do check the locations on each programme’s page.
Communications and Government Affairs
In this role, you’ll help us protect and enhance our reputation both inside and outside our company.
Make sure we find and keep the right people to deliver our strategy, and that they’re well-rewarded and well looked after.
Join our global procurement team to learn how smart purchasing, strategic thinking and great relationships help a business like ours to thrive.
Sales and marketing
Commercial management (Consumer Healthcare)
Work with household-name products that reach people in more than 100 countries worldwide.
Commercial management (Pharmaceuticals)
Are you a commercially sharp graduate who wants to help people do more, feel better, live longer? You can work towards this goal as part of our Commercial management team, based in Pharmaceuticals.
Manufacturing and supply
We’re looking for Future Leaders willing to grow expertise in Engineering (Vaccines)
Are you an adaptable, analytical graduate who’s keen to work with leaders in their fields? Science is the bedrock of our success and our experts are recognised as authorities in their respective subjects.
Are you a graduate with the talent and adaptability to help us get vaccines to people in 90% of the world’s countries? If so, you could be part of our highly scientific Manufacturing operations and quality (Vaccines) function, working with the latest in cutting edge technology.
Research and development
Are you an innovative graduate with a degree in mathematics, statistics, computer science or a related discipline? If so you could help us define and implement strategies to modernise data delivery for clinical development.
Drug design and selection
Join us on this new three-year programme within Protein, cellular and structural sciences (PCSS), part of Drug design and selection (DDS).
Are you an analytical graduate who can help us meet rigorous regulatory standards? This will be your challenge within our dedicated Regulatory affairs department.
Research and development (Consumer Healthcare)
On our tailored development programme within R&D (Consumer Healthcare), you’ll make consumers’ lives easier through our targeted scientific efforts all over the globe.
Not sure which career path is right for you?
2019 application open dates
Applying for our Future Leaders graduate programme
Find out how to apply for our Future Leaders graduate programme, the career paths on offer and the countries where they're available.
Develop your career at GSK
If you’re a graduate with the talent and ambition to lead others, we’ll equip you with the expertise you need to help us spearhead bold industry initiatives and make healthcare sustainable and accessible to the greatest number of patients and consumers.