Frequently asked questions

Answers to frequently asked questions about how we hire for our early talent programmes at GSK.

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About GSK


We want GSK to be a diverse, inclusive organisation that attracts and retains outstanding talent, because this brings greater opportunity to create better health outcomes for the patients around the world who rely on our medicines and vaccines.

We focus on developing an inclusive organisation where all our colleagues feel engaged and know their work makes an important contribution.

An inclusive environment welcomes different knowledge, backgrounds, perspectives, experiences and working styles from across the global population. This not only enhances individual creativity and innovation, it makes good business sense. Learn more about inclusion and diversity at GSK here.

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Volunteering is another way for all of us, in teams and individually, to make an impact and get ahead of issues that matter to society. We encourage GSK employees to help others through our volunteering programme that allows us to give our time and skills to benefit charitable organisations.

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Early Talent career opportunities at GSK


Yes, we offer a variety of short-term and long-term internships. These vary from country to country, so please use the job search tool to find opportunities.

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Ultimately, it’s up to you to embark on the career that is right for you. On our website, you’ll find insights from our current and recent graduates, as well as detailed outlines of what you can expect from each programme.

You can learn more about it here.

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You need to have real ambition. To possess genuine interest in your chosen career path and a self-motivated, proactive approach. You’ll need to be a clear, effective communicator who can work across boundaries and quickly build a rapport with a wide range of people.

Just as important is the ability to adapt to change and stay focused when the pressure is on. While you’ll have the drive and confidence to trust your own judgement, you’ll also be a team player who thrives while working with others and can develop the ability to influence people. Furthermore, you’ll need an analytical mind and a talent for multi-tasking to prioritise your time and resources.

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Our Future Leaders Programme


Every Future Leaders Programme career path is structured differently, to give you the best possible understanding of that specific area of the organisation. It also provides an insight into GSK’s overall business. Look at the page for the career path you are interested in, and you’ll find details of the rotations and what to expect.

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The rotations will be assigned to build breadth into your career by covering different roles within your business unit or business area (depending on the chosen career path). Please see the details on the specific career path page for more information, here.

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You’ll be based in the country you have applied for. The location throughout the programme will depend on the career path you have chosen. Some programmes will require a temporary relocation for one or multiple rotations while for other programmes local/international relocation will not be possible.

Please read the job description thoroughly before applying to understand the structure and location flexibility options for the career path you are applying for.

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You’ll be based in the country you have applied for. The location throughout the programme will depend on the career path you have chosen. Some programmes will require a temporary relocation for one or multiple rotations while for other programmes local/international relocation will not be possible.

Please read the job description thoroughly before applying to understand the structure and location flexibility options for the career path you are applying for.

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We offer you a rich variety of training, development, mentoring and opportunities to help boost your career. Training is based on the 70/20/10 approach: 70% on-the-job training, 20% learning through mentoring, coaching and feedback, and 10% via formal training courses.

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The role you take on will be a joint decision between your programme manager and line manager. They will take into consideration the opportunities available, business needs, your performance, your development needs and your career aspirations.

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We offer a competitive salary which can vary depending on the role you've applied for and the geographic area. Please see the job description for further details. We also offer a benefits package that is flexible, diverse and designed to invest in you.

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In addition to a competitive salary, we also offer an attractive benefits package. It’s designed to invest in you, help you save for the future, and boost your health and well-being. Rewards and benefits vary depending on the geographic area.

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Applying for the Future Leaders Programme


Application dates vary in different countries. Please keep an eye on our career web site. We recommend you to apply for "Register your interest" opportunities when available. You will then be notified on the day the FLP positions will open.

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The requirements depend on the country and the career path that you’re applying to. Please make sure to read the job description thoroughly before applying to the programme.

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The minimum requirements expected for each role are clearly stated in each job description and can vary depending on the country and the career path that you are applying for.

Extenuating circumstances may be taken into account, therefore if you have any questions for specific roles, please contact us: ww.earlytalentrecruitment@gsk.com.

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We have four different stages in our application process, but this varies depending on the country and which career path you are applying to. Where we use all stages, the process is as follows: first, we ask you to fill in an application form. In most countries, we will then ask you to complete an online assessment to give us a better idea of your strengths and suitability for the programme.

If you pass the assessment, we’ll invite you for an interview (either with a GSK representative or via a virtual recorded interview). In some cases there might be an additional technical assessment. The final stage is an invitation to an assessment centre (that will take place either virtually or face to face in one of our GSK offices).

For more details on the process click here.

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Please contact us using the email ID on the application form. If you cannot access this for some reason, please contact us at ww.earlytalentrecruitment@gsk.com.

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GSK welcomes applications from suitable candidates from all backgrounds. We do not require that candidates with disabilities/long-term health conditions disclose this to us. However, we recommend that you inform us at the application stage of any required support or reasonable adaptations you need during the recruitment and selection process.

If you wish to discuss your application with us, please contact our recruitment team by email at ww.earlytalentrecruitment@gsk.com and we will work with you to ensure that your questions are addressed. If you would prefer to communicate by phone rather than email, please provide your telephone number and we will call you.

All conversations we may have with you about any health conditions will be treated confidentially.

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Yes, we can provide the application form in alternative formats. Please contact our graduate recruitment team by email at ww.earlytalentrecruitment@gsk.com to discuss your requirements.

If you would prefer to communicate by phone rather than email, please provide your telephone number and we will call you to discuss your needs. Any conversations we have with you about any health condition will be treated confidentially.

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If you have a disability/long term health condition, and require assistance, either to attend or to help you during your assessment, please contact the recruitment team by email at ww.earlytalentrecruitment@gsk.com.

If you would prefer to communicate by phone rather than email, please provide your telephone number. This will help us to understand any reasonable modifications we may need to make, to support you during the selection process. All information you provide will be treated in confidence.

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Sorry, not for the current application cycle. In order to be fair to all candidates, we do not offer retakes for the current application cycle. However, you are welcome to apply again next year.

We may take into account any extenuating circumstances, therefore if you have any questions please contact us: ww.earlytalentrecruitment@gsk.com.

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Depending on the country you might or might not be allowed to apply for more than one career path a year. In any case we strongly advise you to evaluate what suits you best and concentrate your efforts on your preferred choice. You can also apply for other roles at GSK that are not part of the Future Leaders Programme.

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Unfortunately if the country isn’t listed, it means that the career path is not offered in that location. Instead, we recommend using the search function to search for direct entry roles.

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Unfortunately, not all career paths are available in every country. If you can’t find the career path you want in a particular country, try a different location and you might have more luck. Also, you can use the search function to search for direct entry roles in that specific business area.

Please be mindful that GSK policies on visa sponsorships vary by country and may or may not be applicable to the country in which you apply to. You'll need to prove/obtain the right to work in the country that you're applying to before your first day.

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We would like you to apply to just one country, so that you can focus your efforts on a specific career opportunity as this has proven to be the most successful approach for candidates. Check out the countries where your chosen career path is running and select the country that appeals to you most.

Please be mindful that GSK policies on visa sponsorships vary by country and may or may not be applicable to the country in which you apply to. You'll need to prove/obtain the right to work in the country that you're applying to before your first day.

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GSK policies on visa sponsorships vary by country and may or may not be applicable to the country in which you apply to. You'll need to prove/obtain the right to work in the country that you're applying to before your first day. If you have a question about visas or work permits, please contact us: ww.earlytalentrecruitment@gsk.com.
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GSK policies on visa sponsorships vary by country and may or may not be applicable to the country in which you apply to. You'll need to prove/obtain the right to work in the country that you're applying to before your first day.

Please refer to the details in the job description for more information. If you don’t find the information you need or you have further questions, please contact us: ww.earlytalentrecruitment@gsk.com.

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You should be able to get in touch with the local recruiter via the application form. Otherwise, please contact ww.earlytalentrecruitment@gsk.com and let us know the career path and country you are applying for.

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Please log into your candidate home page and check your application status under 'My Applications'.

If you have any specific question please email us at ww.earlytalentrecruitment@gsk.com including details on your application – the country and career path you selected – and we’ll get in touch with you.

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Please use the contact details on the application form. Alternatively, email us at
ww.earlytalentrecruitment@gsk.com including details on your application – the country and career path you selected – and we’ll get in touch with you.
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Our attention has been drawn to the fraudulent activities of persons posing as recruitment agencies or employees of GSK. The fraud involves sending people a request for personal information, making job offers and/or extorting fees for recruitment-related accommodation.

If you are unsure of the legitimacy of a communication you have received, please contact us at ww.earlytalentrecruitment@gsk.com providing as much information as possible about the role you have applied for as well as the communication you have received.

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We will try to process your application as quickly as possible. However, the response time may vary by country and will depend on when you submit your application. Please contact your local recruiter if you have any concerns.

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The majority of our graduates join us between June and September. However, start dates vary in different countries and will be clearly stated on the job description.

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Yes, you can apply for the Future Leaders Programme again the following year. In the meantime, you can also apply for other roles at GSK that are not part of the Future Leaders Programme.

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