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Device Engineering Industrial Placement, UK 2024


Job Type

Job Function

Student Placement



United Kingdom

On-Site or Remote


A salary of £21,400 plus a bonus

About the Role

Within Medicine Development and Supply sits GSK’s Device Engineering team; an in-house device development group charged with the delivery of robust, patient-centric devices that enable the effective delivery of novel pharmaceuticals.

Device Engineering is a multi-skilled team of Engineers and Scientists who work across all stages of the product and process development lifecycle from concept design and selection through to the regulatory submission and commercial supply.

The core remit of Device Engineering is to ensure that the delivery device meets the following requirements:

  • is appropriate for the drug product / formulation it is delivering.

  • can be used effectively by the target patient/user population.

  • meets all regulatory requirements for CT supply, File and Launch.

  • is robust, reliable and can be manufactured at commercial scales of supply to the required quality standards.

In this role you will:

  • Work with device development experts to help develop, model and understand the performance of drug delivery devices in one of the following fields; Human Factors Engineering, Computer Aided Engineering (FEA, CFD, multiphysics modelling), manufacturing process development or device project management.

  • Learn how GSK develop robust, patient-centric device to deliver medicines.

  • Working with stakeholders at different levels across the business.


Education required:  To apply for this placement, you must be:

Currently studying an any Undergraduate Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering or similar degree.

Other requirements:  You will have completed a minimum of 2 years of your undergraduate degree but will not have graduated at the start of your placement. You must be enrolled at a UK (United Kingdom) or ROI (Republic of Ireland) university for the duration of your placement.

If you have already graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree and are currently studying a postgraduate Masters, you are not eligible for this programme.

Language requirement: Written and spoken fluency in English

About the Company

GSK is a global biopharma company with a special purpose – to unite science, technology and talent to get ahead of disease together – so we can positively impact the health of billions of people and deliver stronger, more sustainable shareholder returns – as an organization where people can thrive. Getting ahead means preventing disease as well as treating it, and we aim to positively impact the health of 2.5 billion people by the end of 2030.

Our success absolutely depends on our people. While getting ahead of disease together is about our ambition for patients and shareholders, it’s also about making GSK a place where people can thrive. We want GSK to be a workplace where everyone can feel a sense of belonging and thrive as set out in our Equal and Inclusive Treatment of Employees policy. We’re committed to being more proactive at all levels so that our workforce reflects the communities we work and hire in, and our GSK leadership reflects our GSK workforce.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we are open to all talent. In the US, we also adhere to Affirmative Action principles. This ensures that all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to neurodiversity, race/ethnicity, colour, national origin, religion, gender, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, disability, genetic information, military service, covered/protected veteran status or any other federal, state or local protected class*(*US only).

We believe in an agile working culture for all our roles. If flexibility is important to you, we encourage you to explore with our hiring team what the opportunities are.

How to Apply

Closing Date

Wednesday 29th November 2023

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