GSK Future Leaders Program

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These three-year programs will involve three to four rotations, placing you in different locations across Australia and in some cases the globe

Become a Future Leader at GSK and help change the face of healthcare.

GSK is a place where ideas come to life. As one of the world’s leading research-based pharmaceutical companies, GSK is dedicated to delivering products and medicines that help millions of people around the world do more, feel better and live longer.

Operating in Australia since 1886, we provide about 1500 skilled jobs across the country, working with researchers and doctors to discover new ways of treating and preventing disease. In 2013 we invested $51 million in local R&D and contributed $515 million to Australia’s pharmaceutical and medicinal exports.

Excited by the constant search for innovation, we value performance achieved with integrity. We will attain success as a world class global leader with each of our people contributing with passion and a clear sense of purpose.

Finding the next generation of leaders for our business is no small task, since there’s no one kind of person who succeeds at GSK. The international scope and inherent diversity of our business means that all types of people find they can flourish and grow within the company.

What Programs are offered?

GSK’s Future Leaders program seeks Bachelor or Master level graduates in the below disciplines, coupled with a strong interest in general management and with the real potential to be a future leader of the business:

  • Engineering (VIC & NSW)
  • Business/Commerce (VIC & NSW)
  • Human Resources (VIC)

What will the program be like?

These three-year programs will involve three to four rotations, placing you in different locations across Australia and in some cases the globe. Within each rotation you will work on an important project, making a valuable contribution to the business and challenging yourself to be the best you can be.

The Future Leaders Program suits graduates who want a career with real purpose. It’s an accelerated development program that equips graduates with the knowledge, skills and attributes to move quickly into senior positions at GSK. Participants benefit from a rich variety of structured training, individual mentoring, and opportunities to experience different aspects of the business. From the start, our challenging rotations will help you deliver the standards of excellence that we’d expect from a future leader.

What do I need to succeed?

Our Future Leaders need ambition, commercial awareness and a self-motivated, proactive approach. We’re looking for clear, effective communicators who can quickly build a rapport with a wide range of people. It’s also important that you can adapt to change and keep focused when the pressure is on. While you have the drive and confidence to trust your own judgment, you’re a real team player who actively collaborates with others. In addition, you’ll need an analytical mind, a talent for multi-tasking and the ability to influence others.

How do I apply?

During the applications open period, submit your application through the “Search Jobs and Apply” tab on the GSK website. To view the vacancies, search using the keyword “Future Leaders” in the relevant location. You will then be requested to enter your personal information and then submit your responses to two questions about your interest and motivation to work for us.

Essential Program Criteria

Before submitting your application, please ensure that you meet the essential criteria for the program that you are applying to and that you provide this information accurately. Please note that if you do not meet the essential requirements of the program, you may receive an automatic response, declining your application.

Online Testing

As part of our selection process we may ask you to complete between one and three online assessments. You will receive an email from us with a link to a personalised ‘my assessment’ homepage where you can access your first assessment. Please note, you will be given 72 hours from receipt of this email to complete your first assessment. If you don’t complete the assessment within 72 hours, it will expire and your participation in our selection process will come to an end.

We would like to advise you to review your email daily to check whether you have been sent your first assessment.

Timeline & Assessment Process

Our robust recruitment process includes online application, online testing, video interview and assessment centre. This takes place over the course of around 8 weeks per program.

Sound exciting? We think this could be the best career move you ever make.

Academic requirements

Minimum required level of study: 
Bachelor degree
Degree requirements: 

Other Information

Accountancy & advisory, Retail & consumer goods, Engineering, R&D and manufacturing
New South Wales
Accepts applications from students / graduates requiring a work permit?: 
Start date: 
Specific date
Start date: 
Jan 2017
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