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What do you want?

The chance to help millions of people do more, feel better and live longer? An undergraduate placement that will give you the practical experience to complement your studies? The opportunity to launch a graduate career in a responsive, innovative, global business? A company that’s genuinely committed to your personal and professional growth? Whatever you want, GSK has the answers.

Why GSK?

As one of the world’s leading healthcare companies with operations in over 115 countries, GSK discovers, develops, manufactures and distributes lifesaving prescription medicines, vaccines and popular consumer products such as Beechams, Sensodyne, Savlon and Panadol. Every year we screen millions of compounds and make billions of packs of medicines and consumer healthcare products. The size and scope of our organisation allows our people to answer some of the worlds biggest questions – questions about future healthcare needs and questions about building a responsive, transparent business to meet them. We are committed to widening access to our products, so more people can benefit, no matter where they live in the world or what they can afford to pay.

What placements are on offer?

For undergraduates in the UK, we offer both 12 month industrial placements and 8-12 week summer placements. Whilst in stretching roles working on important business projects you’ll be able to build on the skills you’ve gained at university and apply them to a practical environment, allowing you to make an impact.

We offer Industrial placements in all areas of GSK including Manufacturing (Engineering), R&D (Science), IT, Supply Chain, Procurement, Regulatory Affairs, Sales, Marketing, Communications, HR and Finance and ViiV healthcare.

We also offer summer placements in Marketing, Tech and R&D. These typically last 8 to 12 weeks and are aimed at students who have the skills and experience to add value to our company, as well as the potential to build a long-term career with us.

Whatever degree you’re studying, you’ll need to be a high energy, well-organised, proactive student, able to establish good working relationships, resilient and with the ability to think flexibly.

What’s in it for me?

We are deeply committed to personal and professional development – offering a range of ongoing and tailored learning opportunities. We give our people the trust and respect to be themselves, and the chance to develop their careers across an incredibly diverse collection of businesses and geographies. You’ll flourish in an environment where personal growth plays a vital part in the changing face of the business. But most of all, you’ll enjoy the sense of purpose that comes from leading change in an industry that touches millions every day.

What next?

Visit our careers site via the button below to see if one of our placements could be for you, and then apply today!


Best Student Employer

Awarded 3rd in Science & Research Best 100 Student Employers 2021 - 2022


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"My year in industry was a thoroughly enjoyable experience that is left me feeling motivated and prepared to do well in my third year of university. I would definitely recommend taking a year out if the opportunity is available." Read full review


"I was responsible for data cleaning activities on several oncology clinical trials. This includes everything from reviewing incoming data in the data capture system to reconciling the lab samples. I attended various meetings such as central study team meetings where I met with everyone involved in the study and listened to their updates and provided my own. as well as meeting with my own team to divide responsibilities." Read full review

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