GSK is a science-led global healthcare company with a mission: GSK wants to help people to do more, feel better, live longer.
Graduates can join GSK in a variety of exciting roles across several business functions. If you're enthusiastic, committed to making a difference and have a strong interest in healthcare, then GSK would love to hear from you.
Become a Future Leader at GSK and help change the face of healthcare.
GSK's Future Leaders Programme offers graduates the opportunity through structured development with challenging experiences to gain the right capabilities to become a future leader in its growing global business. Firstly you join one of its 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 its exciting business and contribute to significant work objectives. While on the programme GSK will 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 international geographies and functions; ultimately inspiring and leading others. Both are essential to GSK's future business growth.
Developing its people
GSK is committed to development. It wants its people to achieve their personal aspirations and ambitions, to perform as well as they can and realise their full potential.
You'll be responsible for driving your own development - it will give you every support to do just that. Once you have settled in, it will do everything it can to help you to develop your individual strengths and maybe discover some hidden talents along with the way. GSK calls it the 'differentiated development' approach, tailoring your development to you.
GSK believes that some experiences contribute more to learning and growth than others. By focusing on these in a planned way, it can help drive your development. Your learning will be broken down as follows:
On-the-job experiences (70%) - stretch assignments, increasing the scope of your role, new projects within your role or going on secondment. You'll be encouraged to agree development objectives with your manager, enabling you to achieve your full potential.
Developmental relationships (20%) - opportunities to get support and feedback from those around you. This may come from your manager, peers, mentor or coach.
Formal development (10%) - a small amount of learning is gained through formal development - for example, e-learning, coursework, programmes, classroom-style training, articles or books. GSK provides online performance support, self-assessment tools and resources to enable you to develop.
GSK offers opportunities that cover the 70%, 20% and 10%. To get the most from your development, your manager will work with you to focus your development activities on the 70% and the 20%, to support you in achieving your performance objectives and to challenge you to achieve your best.
You'll have regular, high-quality performance and development planning discussions with your manager. These discussions will be open and honest, and a fundamental part of your career development. They will focus on your aspirations, skills, experience and development needs. This will ensure that your personal objectives are fully aligned to GSK's business objectives. It is committed to giving you the support you need to help you to deliver your best performance and develop within its business.
Career development is not only important to you; it's also crucial to GSK's success, both now and in the future. How well you perform, the skills and experience you offer the business and your personal motivation will all influence how your career develops.
It's important to remember that careers may take many different directions and flexibility is key. Playing to your strengths and motivations and meeting the needs of the business are critical for yours and GSK's combined success.
Be prepared to seek new and stretching experiences to develop yourself. Career development is all about building your experience and capability levels for the future. Ultimately, careers are built on sustained delivery of results, demonstrations of leadership, and displaying our behaviours and values.