Site Launch and Change Controller

by GSK

Best Student Employer


  • Skills
  • Responsibilities
  • Support & Guidance
  • Culture
  • Your Impressions


  • 1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis.
  • • Co-ordinations of notifications with the SAP system. • Continuous communication with global markets. • Attending and driving meetings in cross functional teams. • Lifecycle management of packs. • Creation of new artworks and components. • Managing changes to pack bill of materials.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • • How to navigate through the SAP and Harmony systems. • How to communicate within a team – teamwork and building relationships. • Microsoft excel proficiency. • Virtual and written communication within the professional environment.

  • How would you rate the training provided during your experience?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate your development of industry-specific skills during the experience?
  • 3/5

  • How would you rate your development of personal / soft skills during the experience?
  • 4/5

  • Please rate how these skills have helped you in your career development
  • 3/5


  • 3. Were you given much responsibility during your placement / internship?
  • • Co-ordinate and manage changes to packaging for life-saving antibiotics. • I improved manufacturing efficiency by allowing for flexible production of packs supplied globally. • I championed discontinuation of packs that are no longer required on site or in the market.

  • Please rate how meaningful the work you were doing was
  • 2/5

    Support & Guidance

  • 4. How much support and guidance did you receive during your placement / internship?
  • A huge amount of support and guidance. I was assigned a mentor who I was on a call with practically every day for the first 6 months of my placement.

  • How would you rate the support and guidance from your line manager?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the support and guidance from the wider team?
  • 5/5


  • 5. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • Great

  • How would you rate the inclusiveness of the culture?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the social opportunities?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the diversity initiatives?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the charity, sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives?
  • 5/5

    Your Impressions

  • 6. To what extent did you enjoy your placement / internship?
  • I enjoyed it a lot, even with the challenges that COVID-19 brought.

  • Please rate your level of enjoyment on your placement / internship
  • 4/5

  • Please rate how your experience met your expectations
  • 3/5

  • Please rate the future employment prospects at GSK
  • 4/5

  • 7. Would you recommend GSK to a friend?
  • Yes

  • 8. What advice would you give to others applying to GSK
  • Try do some practice assessments before the real thing! Be yourself in the interview and make sure you know what GSK's core values are!

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Placement Year (10 Months+)

Business Management

South West

June 2021

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