Find out straight from a few of our employees what it's like to work at GSK; what their role is, how they found GSK and why they love their job.
Lorraine is a chemical engineer and works on projects relating to inhaler devices which are designed to help people with respiratory diseases. Working for an employer which has real purpose behind it is important for her and she gets a real sense of satisfaction from knowing that medicines she is working on will benefit patients across the globe.
"Working in manufacturing and supply, there is a tangible sense of satisfaction as we are creating medicines that will be supplied to patients all over the world."
Keith is on the Future Leaders programme, spending three years moving between different technical areas to build his knowledge, skills and experience across the business. From working on maintenance and repairs through to automation engineering and toothpaste manufacturing, his role has been hugely varied, all the while being supported with training and mentoring opportunities from senior team members.
"You’re given a degree of responsibility straight away as well as technical mentoring from people who have years of experience in that area."
Back at school Rhiannon was discouraged from studying science but she’s now a research and development investigator at GSK. A big focus of her role is investigating the second largest parasitic killer in the world after malaria: leishmanias. It’s been deemed a neglected tropical disease by the World Health Organization, affecting thousands of people in low income populations each year.
"My days are incredibly varied, but the most exciting part is being in a team of scientists. Around 20 of us – chemists, clinicians, biologists and safety scientists – join forces to get the compound we’re working on to clinic."
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