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Engineering - Research and Development Facilities - Future Leaders Programme, UK, 2024

United Kingdom

Job Type

Job Function

Graduate Programme



United Kingdom

On-Site or Remote

Job Type


A competitive salary, £32,100

About the Role

Our Future Leaders graduate programme will challenge and support you to grow professionally and personally. You will have three challenging rotations in business-critical roles where you will have the opportunity to meet senior leaders and network with other graduates. You will also improve your technical skills while gaining valuable leadership expertise.

You will have a generous development budget to accelerate your learning, whether it is technical, professional, personal or leadership skills.

What will you do?

The Workplace Real Estate and Facilities (WREF) organization oversees and operates 16 million square feet of space with over 65,000 facilities assets, including all R&D laboratory and pilot plant facilities, with an insured asset value of over £3billion. One day you could be working on a design project with a multi-disciplinary team for a state of the art lab, and the next you could be organising an engineering survey using one of our thermal imaging drones. Whatever you do, you will work with talented, dedicated people on projects that will “make a difference to our patients”. Some of your projects may include:

  • Capital project delivery (help manage around £20M budget per annum)

  • Continuous Improvement: Improving our maintenance, operations and ability to adapt to changes in science and technology

  • Reliability engineering looking at equipment uptime and availability

  • Own energy management initiatives and complete sustainability projects

  • Implement smart Automation technologies on site and Cyber Security controls

  • Work towards Chartered Engineer status

“I love my current job as an Automation Manager working for GSK Real Estate and Facilities team because I am empowered to use all the leadership and technical skills I developed through the graduate program to enable the scientists based on our sites to focus on the Research and Development of medicines which will change patients' lives!” WREF EMEA Lead for Operational Technology (FLP in 2016-2018)

You’ll need:

  • The ability to work with and build relationships with key stakeholders and willingness to learn to lead a team

  • To be technically minded, with a passion for continual improvement

  • To be analytical, organized and process driven with excellent attention to detail

  • To be enthusiastic and driven to succeed

  • The ability to adapt to change and stay focused under pressure

  • Excellent communication skills and a gift for solving problems

  • Proactivity - to be ready to acquire new knowledge and embrace new experiences


We’re looking for highly motivated engineering graduates who are keen to develop into our next engineering leaders. You will be energised by the thought of being part of our engineering team, ensuring we have the latest, safe, efficient and reliable equipment to enable our scientists to discover the medicines that will change the world.

Education required: BSc/BEng or MSc/MEng degree (accredited) in Mechanical, Electrical, Building Services Engineering, Automation or related field with core engineering modules.   Graduation by Summer 2024

Language requirement: Written and spoken fluency in English

Other requirements: Stevenage, UK. Willingness to be geographically (domestically) mobile throughout rotations: Optional rotation overseas.

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

Vacancy will close as soon as there as enough applications.

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