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Manufacturing operations & Quality – Vaccines - Future Leaders Programme at GSK

Education required: Master degree in Engineering, Science, Technology

Language requirement: Fluent written and spoken English AND french

Start date: Programme will start on 1st September 2020

Assessment centre dates: January to May 2020

Application deadline: Applications will open early October on GSK website: https://be.gsk.com/en/careers/

We recommend you apply as soon as possible, because we accept ongoing applications and will close this vacancy once we have enough applications. 

Want to solve some of the world’s biggest health challenges? 

With over 300 years of innovation, we’re a science-led global healthcare company that delivers billions of innovative products each year. Join us and help millions of people do more, feel better, live longer.

We’re looking for leaders of the future in Manufacturing operations

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

In this highly scientific Manufacturing operations and quality (Vaccines) 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 a challenge that touches on four very different activities: manufacturing operations, technical services, quality and supply chain management. Different challenges arise at every stage, so every working day is different. These challenges might include transporting delicate biological materials that need special handling, overseeing quality throughout the manufacturing process, or 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, we’ll help you develop the expertise to become one of our Future Leaders.

Over two years, our Future Leaders graduate programme will challenge and support you to grow professionally and personally. You’ll have stretching rotations that will give you an insightful experience into the manufacturing side of our vaccines business. Through these placements, you’ll develop your expertise in production, quality and technical services or supply chain management, while broadening your global business perspective.

What will you do?

Over two years, our Future Leaders graduate programme will challenge and support you to grow professionally and personally. You’ll have three stretching rotations that will give you an insightful experience into the manufacturing side of our vaccines business. You start with a one-year rotation on the shop floor at the centre of our operations activities, either in Production or Quality Control. This will be followed by two six-month rotations including one abroad. Through these placements, you’ll develop your expertise in production, quality and technical services or supply chain management, while broadening your global business perspective. 

Tailored training – and great career progression 

All learning follows the 70:20:10 learning principle: 70% of your learning takes place on the job, 20% comes from the support of your mentor (a senior leader) and the remaining 10% is from formal leadership training sessions.

We’ll tailor your training and development to suit your talents and ambition, as well as our business needs, setting you up for success in your chosen niche. After you complete our Future Leaders programme, you’ll have the skills to become a leader of the future, with a solid foundation for a variety of manufacturing careers within the pharmaceutical industry. There’s no limit to how far you can go with us – it’s up to you to prove yourself.

You’ll be excited by the thought of: 

  • get a good understanding of all areas of our Vaccines business on a tailored development programme 
  • discover how manufacturing, the 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

You’ll need:

  • a keen interest in production, quality and supply challenges
  • 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
  • to be eager 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

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

Our Future Leaders programme is designed to accelerate the development of graduates who don’t have significant previous professional work experience in the area to which they are applying.  Of course, many graduates who join the programme have worked while studying or after graduation.  If you’ve already developed substantial experience working in a professional role in your sector, while you would be able to apply for this programme, you may also want to look at direct entry roles in our businesses, as these may be the best way to build on your existing skills and expertise and develop a career at GSK.

Benefits include:

  • Leadership Training
  • Healthcare Plans
  • Charity/Volunteering
  • Annual Bonus
  • Competitive Salary
  • Pension Scheme

Get to grips with our recruitment process

You’ll find tips on our website - https://www.gsk.com/en-gb/careers/apprentices-students-and-graduates/apply-now-for-our-future-leaders-graduate-programme/

Apply as of early October 2019

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We’re 100% open to all talent 

We’re 100% open to all talent – whatever your gender, marital status, religion, age, colour, race, sexual orientation, nationality or disability. We want to recruit the right people for GSK from the widest possible backgrounds, so we can better serve the diversity of our patients and consumers. And also because it’s the right thing to do.

Need help with your application?

Please email us at ww.earlytalentrecruitment@gsk.com and let us know how we can help you. Or email us your number and we’ll call you back. We’ll make all reasonable modifications to support you throughout the recruitment process and we’ll treat all information you give us in confidence. Please get in touch to help us process your application as soon as possible

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