GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)
graduate scheme

Electrical Engineering – Future Leaders Programme, UK, 2020

Job description

We’re looking for Future Leaders in Engineering
Are you a capable engineering graduate with the skills to develop robust, leading-edge manufacturing technologies? If so, you could help create the systems we need to make treatments that save lives.

Our talented teams include Chemical, Electrical, Mechanical, Biopharmaceutical, Automation & Robotics Technology Engineers. They ensure we have the latest technology and processes to deliver billions of packs of medicines and healthcare products to customers every year.

Develop your leadership potential on our Future Leaders graduate programme
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 three years, our Future Leaders graduate programme will challenge and support you to grow professionally and personally. You’ll have three stretching rotations in business-critical roles within pharmaceutical or consumer healthcare supply. Your responsibilities will depend on your engineering discipline, but whatever your specialist area, you’ll get to meet senior leaders and network with other graduates. You’ll also improve your technical skills while gaining valuable leadership expertise. It all adds up to a role that’s designed to transform talented engineers into key, senior figures.

Electrical Engineering
As an Electrical Engineering graduate, you can expect to:

  • work on high-voltage systems operations
  • learn how to maintain electrical equipment
  • support and lead electrical project work from design through to project implementation
  • provide solutions for day-to-day issues and breakdowns
  • Be involved in energy-reduction and cost-reduction initiatives
  • Use problem solving skills to analyse information and report your findings
  • Have the opportunity to build an indepth understanding of the state-of-the-art technologies we us
  • Help and support apprentices and technicians

Tailored training – and great career progression
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, making sure that we make the right products and deliver them to the right place. 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:

  • Working with mission critical power supplies to ensure our patients receive their medicine when they need it.
  • Developing your skills in an industry that is making radical changes to the way it develops and manufactures products.
  • developing your skills in an industry that’s making radical changes to the way it develops and manufactures products
  • taking part in projects and prioritising tasks
  • analysing information and reporting your findings
  • building an understanding of the state-of-the-art technologies we use

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.

What we are looking for

You’ll need:

  • a relevant engineering degree and strong technical skills
  • the ability to work with and build relationships with key stakeholders
  • to be a self-motivated and proactive graduate
  • the ability to adapt to change and stay focused under pressure
  • to be analytical and process driven
  • excellent communication skills and a gift for solving problems
  • a genuine interest in the healthcare industry

Qualifications

A 2:1, IET accredited Engineering degree is essential. Your degree must have ‘electrical’ in the title, for example: Electrical Power Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electrical & Electronic Engineering. Please note, Electronic Engineering on its own is not acceptable.

Accepted degree subjects

  • electronic and electrical engineering

Additional job details

Location
UK wide
Salary
Competitive salary

How to apply

Assessment centre dates: December 10th, 2019

You’ll be asked for your personal information and why you want to work for us. We recommend you apply as soon as possible, because we accept ongoing applications and offer positions on a first come, first served basis.

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.

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 28 September 2020

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