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Employer Information

  • Application deadline: Cycle closed
  • Starting salaries: Competitive
  • Regions: UK and Ireland
  • Industries: Pharmaceutical
  • Website: www.gsk.com/uk-students
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What is GlaxoSmithKline?

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is a place where ideas come to life. As one of the world’s leading research-based pharmaceutical companies, GSK strives to create and supply products and medicines that will help millions of people around the world do more, feel better and live longer. GSK is committed to tackling the three most dangerous diseases in the world today, as identified by the World Health Organisation: HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. Graduates joining GSK would join a company with around a 99,000 strong work force and a worldwide presence in over 100 countries, and would become a part of a caring and people oriented organisation with real concerns and real impact.

What roles are available at GSK?

Graduate and Undergraduate (Industrial Placement and Summer Internships) across multiple vacancies across all disciplines:

Chemical & Process Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Automation Engineering, Chemistry, Statistics, Microbiology, Production Management, Sales and Marketing, Finance, Purchasing, IT, Regulatory Affairs

Application process for GSK.

Online applications only via

Entry requirements and type of person suited for GSK.

Entry requirements for GSK's graduate schemes are as follows:

  • Sales and Marketing - Minimum of a 2:1 degree in any discipline.
  • Finance - Minimum of a 2:1 degree in any discipline.
  • Procurement/Purchasing - Minimum of a 2:2 degree in any discipline.
  • IT - Mimimum of a 2:1 degree in an IT related subject.
  • Engineering - 2:2 degree minimum unless otherwise stated
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Device Engineering - 2:1 degree required
    • Biopharmaceuticals Engineering - 2:1 degree required
    • Materials Science 2:1 degree required
  • Science - 2:2 degree minimum unless otherwise stated
    • Analytical Chemistry
    • Microbiology
    • Chemometrics
    • Materials Science - 2:1 degree required
    • Biopharmaceuticals Engineering - 2:1 degree required
  • Statistics - 2:2 degree minimum or equivalent experience.
  • Manufacturing - 2:2 degree minimum unless otherwise stated
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Device Engineering - 2:1 degree required
    • Biopharmaceuticals Engineering - 2:1 degree required
    • Materials Science -2:1 degree required
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Analytical Chemistry
    • Microbiology
    • Chemometrics
    • Statistics
  • Regulatory Affairs - Minimum of a 2:1 degree in a science based subject.
  • Graduates should be: quick thinking, enthusiastic, good at problem solving with good analytical and communication skills, ambitious, honest and innovative.
  • Full location mobility is required, particularly within UK.

Note that for Engineering, Science and Manufacture, GSK's site does not state whether a relevant degree is necessary or not.

Future prospects and training at GSK.

Graduates have a number of contacts during their training, with sponsors groups, various managers, a buddy and a mentor all helping guide graduates' personal development, while core and optional training modules enable graduates to pick up the essential experience and knowledge for the role they have applied for.

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Experiences

If you have applied to GSK, we would like you to hear from you. Please use the following form to detail your experiences of application, to aid those interested in following a similar career path.


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