The chance to help millions of people do more, feel better and live longer? The opportunity to launch a career in a responsive, innovative, global business? An apprenticeship or undergraduate placement that will give you the practical experience to complement your studies? A company that’s genuinely committed to your personal and professional growth? Whatever you want, GSK has the answers.
What we do
One of the world’s leading healthcare companies, GSK gives its people the chance to answer some of the biggest questions facing everyone on the planet – questions about future healthcare needs.We discover, develop, manufacture and distribute vaccines, prescription medicines and consumer health products.
Do you want to discover and develop new vaccines, medicines or consumer healthcare products? Read about our opportunities in
Would you ensure the delivery of medicines that millions of people are dependent on every day? Find out about a career in manufacturing and supply...
Could you help to protect the world from infectious diseases? Or build category-defining consumer brands? See what roles we offer in sales and marketing.
Are you interested in a rewarding career in finance, HR, IT, legal, communications or procurement? Learn how our support functions impact peoples lives.
Are you interested in gaining some valuable work experience? Do you want to spend a week with a company that believes in helping young talent to flourish?
It’s never easy to decide what you want to do in the future. That’s why we do what we can to give young people a taste of working life to help them make the right choices. We offer a limited number of placements each year. We receive a much greater number of applications for places than the number of places available, so we have prioritised access to these places to schools located close to our sites. However if accepted you’ll find that we’re a company that inspires its people to learn and grow. During your week with us, you’ll learn by doing – on the job – and you’ll be able to pick up some handy tips from the experienced colleagues around you.
What work experience programmes are available?
Our annual work experience programme at our research & development (R&D) sites at Stevenage (Hertfordshire), Ware (Hertfordshire) and Harlow (Essex) takes place in the February half term. It will be a week packed with interesting experiences.
Places are available to students in Year 12/13 studying science. IT or engineering. Priority will be given to students attending schools that are local to our Stevenage, Ware and Harlow sites. Application packs are posted out to local schools in September with deadline of Oct end.
We are unable to offer any other formal work experience placements.
Do you need help with coursework?
For help with GCSE, A-level and Applied Science coursework, please refer to the ABPI website: www.atworkwithscience.com
University students should visit the undergraduates section for information on industrial placements or summer placements as well as the graduate programmes sections to find out about the opportunities we offer.
Our apprenticeship programme offers exciting opportunities to both school and college leavers.
You’ll have the chance to study towards nationally recognised qualifications while gaining valuable work experience and also getting paid. We offer a range of apprenticeships to Level 5 (Foundation degree) and beyond.
We expect all our apprentices to complete a minimum level 3. Progression to higher levels is limited only by ambition and ability. You’ll have the chance to study towards nationally recognised qualifications while gaining valuable work experience and also getting paid. We offer a range of apprenticeships to Level 5 (Foundation degree) and beyond.
We expect all our apprentices to complete a minimum level 3. Progression to higher levels is limited only by ambition and ability.
Have we got apprentice opportunities near you?
Are you interested in a career in artwork and design? Find out about our apprenticeship opportunities in the UK.
Do you want to design, install and maintain manufacturing technologies that save lives? Discover the opportunities within our engineering apprenticeship scheme in the UK.
Do you want to train in information technology (IT) to deliver life-enhancing healthcare? Learn more about our information technology (IT) apprenticeships in the UK.
Do you want the chance to train, study and be paid? Find out about our laboratory apprenticeships in the UK.
Looking for an apprenticeship? Find out about starting your career in supply chain with GSK in the UK.
Want to enhance your technical or functional expertise and improve your business knowledge with our manufacturing apprenticeship scheme in the UK?
Do you want to train to be an accountant in a company which delivers life-enhancing healthcare? Learn more about our finance apprenticeships in the UK.
Undergraduate summer internships
Are you a penultimate-year university student? Expecting a 2:1 or higher? Would you be interested in a summer internship?
Our summer placements last up to 12 weeks and provide an excellent opportunity to gain insights into life and work in our global healthcare company. We’ll provide you with challenging assignments – and all the support and training you’ll need to make the most of the experience.
How can I apply?
Visit our internships page to find out more and check what skills you need to apply for our summer positions in:
Future Leaders Programmes
Become a Future Leader at GSK and help change the face of healthcare.
GSK Future Leaders Programme offers graduates the opportunity through structured development with challenging experiences to gain the right capabilities to become a Future Leader in our growing global business. Firstly you join one of our functions – you pick which one best suits your skills and aspirations – and have multiple rotations within that function. In this time, you’ll learn about our exciting business and contribute to significant work objectives.
Whilst on the programme we’ll help you make a choice, listening to your preferences and looking at your performance; You can continue on your path to deepen your expertise in your chosen area, or gain greater breadth of experience, potentially across different geographies and functions; ultimately inspiring and leading others. Both are essential to our future business growth
These two development paths ensure graduates that join our Future Leaders Programme will have a robust development and a stronger future, whatever path they choose.
To apply, you must be on track for a 2.1 degree or have achieved this already. Our recruitment process takes place annually from September onwards. We encourage you to apply as early as possible.
What graduate programmes are available?We offer a number of two to three-year rotational programmes in a range of disciplines:
Engineering underpins practically everything we do and ensures the smooth and rapid transition of newly developed products into full-scale manufacture across our entire portfolio.
Finance will give you a solid grounding in financial management and help you to attain CIMA qualification.
Our IT programme gives a broad understanding into the essential role that technology has to play in our global strategy and aims to turn highly talented graduates into future business leaders.
Science is all about bringing ideas to life using a variety of processes and the latest technology.
Our Management programme is designed to give graduates experience in working in up to four different business areas across GSK without specialising until they finish the programme.
We offer a whole range of industrial placements as part of a recognised sandwich degree.With training packages designed to meet your individual needs and a performance development plan, you’ll be able to build on the skills you’ve gained at university by applying them in a practical environment. Placements cover Manufacturing (Engineering and Science), IT, Supply Chain,Procurement, Regulatory Affairs, R&D, Sales, Marketing, Communications, HR and Finance.
Explore our Future Leaders Programmes
Are you a strong writer, creative thinker, with good project management and people skills? Find out more about graduate communications careers.
Are you interested in playing your part in helping to protect and enhance people’s health and well being and also protecting the planet. By joining our team of Environment Health and Safety (EHS) professionals there is an opportunity to do just that within GSK.
Want a career that’s all about taking newly developed products into full-scale manufacture? Read more about graduate engineering and manufacturing careers here.
Looking for a grounding in financial management and experience of different global businesses? Discover more about graduate finance careers here.
Do you want broad human resources (HR) experience in a global business with over 97,000 people? Explore our graduate HR programme.
Could you use your information technology (IT) skills to deliver life-enhancing healthcare? Learn more about our graduate IT programme.
Do you want to make a name for yourself and gain great training, progression and rewards? Our brand new Future Leaders Management Programme could be the answer.
Are you interested in procurement, project management and supplier negotiation? Read about our UK graduate roles in procurement.
Do you have a passion for science and at the same time want to develop your skills outside of the lab environment? Do you want to play a key role in getting medicines to patients across the world? If yes, then you should consider a career in Regulatory Affairs within our world-leading Pharmaceutical R&D organisation.
Do you want to help deliver four billion packs of medicine and healthcare products every year? Find out how graduates can apply to our UK science programme.
Are you interested in developing your analytical and collaborative skills? Take a look at our Health Outcomes programme where the economic and humanistic impact of medical treatments evaluated.