GlaxoSmithKline are one of the few pharmaceutical companies researching both medicines and vaccines for the World Health Organization’s three priority diseases – HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, and are very proud to have developed some of the leading global medicines in these fields.
We have a challenging and inspiring mission: to improve the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. This mission gives us the purpose to develop innovative medicines and products that help millions of people around the world. In fact, we believe we are the only pharmaceutical company researching both medicines and vaccines for the World Health Organization’s three ‘priority’ diseases – HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, and are very proud to have developed some of the leading global medicines in these fields.
Headquartered in the UK and with operations based in the US, we are one of the industry leaders, with an estimated seven per cent of the world's pharmaceutical market. But being a leader brings responsibility. This means that we care about the impact that we have on the people and places touched by our mission to improve health around the world. It also means that we must help developing countries where debilitating disease affects millions of people and access to life-changing medicines and vaccines is a problem. To meet this challenge, we are committed to providing discounted medicines where they are needed the most.
Foundation in science
As a company with a firm foundation in science, we have a flair for research and a track record of turning that research into powerful, marketable drugs. Every hour we spend more than £300,000 (US$562,000) to find new medicines at our 24 research sites in 11 countries. We produce medicines that treat six major disease areas – asthma, virus control, infections, mental health, diabetes and digestive conditions. In addition, we are a leader in the important area of vaccines and are developing new treatments for cancer.
Global manufacturing and supply
At our 77 manufacturing sites in 37 countries, 35,000 of our employees are involved in the production of products. We supply products to 191 global markets for GSK, produce over 1,200 different brands, , manage about 2,000 new product launches globally each year.
Production of nutritional products exceeds: 300 million Lucozade and Ribena bottles 350 million Ribena tetra packs 20 million Lucozade carbonated drinks 50 million kg of Horlicks, equivalent to about 1,000 million servings.
In oral care, the volume of toothpaste we manufacture annually exceeds 600 million tubes.
Graduate Development Programmes are available in Sales and Marketing, Science, Finance, IT, Purchasing/ Procurement, Production Management, Engineering, Statistics and Regulatory Affairs.
Most of these programmes are between two and three years, however the length varies depending on the programme. All of the programmes have a very clear end goal in sight, which will map to a certain job role, appropriate to your skills and business requirements. The structure of the programme will allow you to be able to track your progress against your development plan to ensure success on your programme.
GlaxoSmithKline offers a number of Summer Placement opportunities in many areas such as Research & Development, IT and Marketing
These placements are typically 8-12 weeks long and will generally begin in July. To Apply: www.gsk.com/uk-students
Benefits and Pay: Total cash Offering competitive pay that rewards performance is critical to our long-term success. Our Total Cash programs are designed to give you the opportunity to earn good rewards for good performance and superior rewards for superior performance.
Key features: A competitive base salary that is reviewed annually. An annual bonus which is the main reward for performance, both Company performance and, for most employees, individual performance. A Recognition Program to recognise and reward special achievements and contributions by employees and teams.
Long-Term Incentives, such as Share Options and Restricted Shares and Performance Shares for vice-presidents, which provide an incentive for eligible employees to contribute to and have a personal stake in our future success.
This information is subject to change at the discretion of GSK.
Achieving Exellence: Enable and drive change
Structures the task for themselves and others.
implements plans and ideas.
Takes responsibility for all aspects of the situation even beyond ordinary boundaries-and for the success and failure of the group.
Possess high internal work standards and sets ambitious, risky and yet attainable goals.
Wants and drives to do things better, to improve, to be more effective and efficient.
Measures progress against set targets.
Customer focus The ability to focus on the customer midset and to take actions to build customer value. Seeks at all times to understand their customers' point of view.
needs and requirements, whether internal or external.
Innovative Thinking: Information search
Gathers may different of information and uses a wide variety of sources to build a rich informational environment in preparation for decision making in the organisation.
Creating business solutions
Builds frameworks or models or forms concepts, hypotheses or ideas on the basis of information.
Becomes aware of patterns, trends and cause/effect relationships by linking disparate information.
Identifies feasible alternatives or multiple options in planning and decision-making.
Holds different options in focus simultaneously and evaluates their pros and cons.
Leading People: Influence Uses a variety of methods (e.g. persuasive arguments, forming alliances and appealing to the interest of others) to gain support for ideas and startegies and values.
Building confidence States own "stand" or position on issues: unhesitatingly takes decisions when required and commits self and others (where appropriate) accordingly.
Makes others feel confident in the future success of themselves and the organisation.
Communication Presents ideas clearly, with ease and interest so that the other person (or audience) understands what is being comunicated.
Uses symbols, non-verbal and visual aids effectively.
Engaging and developing others
Uses open and probing questions, summarises and paraphrases to understand the ideas, concepts and feelings of another.
Can comprehend events, issues, problems, opportunities from the viewpoint of others.
Developing people Creates a positive climate in which others increase the accuracy of their own strengths and limitations.
Provides coaching, training and developmental resources (where appropriate) to improve performance.
Involves others an is able to build co-operative teams in which group members feel valued and empowered and have shared values.
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