Automation Engineering (Vaccines) – Future Leaders Programme, Belgium - 2021

Gsk (Wavre, België) 11 dagen geleden gepost
Site Name: Belgium-Wavre
Posted Date: Nov 2 2020

Exciting minds with our Future Leaders programme – Automation Engineering (Vaccines)

Education required: Master degree in Engineering with strong interest in Automation proven by previous projects/researches/experience in the field

Language requirement: Must be fluent in Business English, French is an asset

Start date: 1st September 2021

Assessment centre dates: Early 2021

Other requirements: Open to relocate internationally. FLPs could be required to complete a 6 months rotation in one of our Manufacturing sites during the 2 years programme

Application deadline: We recommend you apply as soon as possible, because we accept ongoing applications and will close this vacancy once we have enough matching candidates

Want to solve some of the world’s biggest health challenges?

With over 300 years of innovation, we’re a science-led global healthcare company that delivers billions of innovative products each year. Join us and help millions of people do more, feel better, live longer.

We’re looking for Future Technical leaders willing to grow expertise in Engineering (Vaccines)

Are you a graduate with a strong teamwork mindset, a passion for complex machinery, automation, pharmaceutical manufacturing processes? Ever dreamed about designing and being part of a build-up of a pharmaceutical production site? Like to share your day work with like-minded sharp and talented engineers?

If so, you could be part of our Engineering (Vaccines) function. This is where we support manufacturing and quality operations to run in a lean and flawless manner to ensure reliable supply of our vaccines to people in 90% of the world’s countries. Different challenges arise at every stage, so every working day is different. These challenges might include engineering design, installing, qualifying and ramping up a new production or support machinery or automation assets, helping to plan and execute advanced maintenance methodologies, increasing manufacturing process robustness and manufacturing right first time, or performing engineering changes and asset life cycle management.

Develop your career

If you’re a graduate with the talent and ambition to help us to ensure engineering excellence in manufacturing and quality operations, this programme would certainly provide you with the skills you need to pursue a career in engineering within the pharmaceutical industry.

Over two years, our Future Leaders graduate programme will challenge and support you in growing professionally and personally. This programme will provide a robust career foundation building technical expertise in automation engineering.

You’ll have stretching rotations, within the chosen discipline, that will give you an insightful experience into the engineering side of our vaccines manufacturing and quality business. Through these placements, you’ll develop your expertise in engineering concepts and procedures, in the Automation discipline, while broadening your global business perspective.

Automation Engineering

The Automation Department works closely with stakeholders to discover new opportunities, to add value through implementation of innovative technology and systems, to enhance operational effectiveness of projects and to ensure excellent safety and operational standards.

This is done through a series of disciplines as Packaging Automation, Primary Automation, Data Management and Shop Floor Cockpit, and innovative technologies as Robotics, Augmented reality or Artificial Intelligence

What will you do?

You’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Within the assigned discipline, learn engineering concepts and procedures and applying them on the job

  • Get a good understanding of all areas of our Vaccines business on a tailored development programme 

  • Learn about the cutting-edge technologies used in vaccines manufacturing

  • Learn about the challenges of working in a highly regulated and controlled environment

  • Be part of a diverse network, working with graduates from all over the world

Tailored training – and great career progression

All learning follows the 70:20:10 learning principle: 70% of your learning takes place on the job, 20% comes from the support of your mentor (a senior leader) and the remaining 10% is from formal leadership training sessions.

We’ll tailor your training and development to suit your talents and ambition, as well as our business needs, setting you up for success in your chosen niche. After you complete our Future Leaders programme, you’ll have the skills to become a leader of the future, making sure that we make the right products and deliver them to the right place. There’s no limit to how far you can go with us – it’s up to you to prove yourself.

You’ll need:

  • A Master degree in Engineering with strong interest in Automation proven by previous projects/researches/experience in the field

  • To be technical savvy with a passion for machines, automation and bio-pharmaceutical manufacturing process

  • A teamwork mindset

  • To be fluent in English (French is an asset)

  • A keen interest in the healthcare industry

  • The ability to build trust and relationships with key stakeholders

  • To be eager to work with others

  • A high degree of flexibility and the ability to adapt quickly to change

  • Resilience and strong problem-solving skills

  • To be ready to acquire new knowledge and embrace new experiences

Our Future Leaders programme is designed to accelerate the development of graduates who don’t have significant previous professional work experience in the area to which they are applying.  Of course, many graduates who join the programme have worked while studying or after graduation.  If you’ve already developed substantial experience working in a professional role in your sector, while you would be able to apply for this programme, you may also want to look at direct entry roles in our businesses, as these may be the best way to build on your existing skills and expertise and develop a career at GSK.

Benefits include:

  • A competitive base salary  

  • An annual bonus based on company performance 

  • Access to healthcare and wellbeing programmes, pension plan membership, savings programmes, time off and childcare support 

  • Employee recognition programmes which reward exceptional achievements 

  • Long term incentives through share ownership link your rewards to our longer term performance 

  • On-the-job experience and formal and informal training and development delivered through a mixture of coaching, mentoring and formal training programmes

Get to grips with our recruitment process

You’ll find hints, tips and guidance on our recruitment process on our website - [...] have changed the way we recruit in light of the COVID-19 pandemic - you can learn more about how our practices have adapted here.

Apply now

You’ll be asked for your personal information and why you want to work for us.

We recommend you apply as soon as possible, we accept ongoing applications and will close this vacancy once we have enough matching candidates. 

We’re 100% open to all talent

We’re 100% open to all talent – whatever your gender, marital status, religion, age, colour, race, sexual orientation, nationality or disability. We want to recruit the right people for GSK from the widest possible backgrounds, so we can better serve the diversity of our patients and consumers. And also because it’s the right thing to do.

You can learn more about Inclusion and diversity at GSK here.

Need help with your application?

Please email us at and let us know how we can help you. Or email us your number and we’ll call you back. We’ll make all reasonable modifications to support you throughout the recruitment process and we’ll treat all information you give us in confidence. Please get in touch to help us process your application as soon as possible.

If you have a disability and require assistance during the course of the selection process, you will have the opportunity to let us know what specific assistance you require in order to make suitable arrangements.

Our goal is to be one of the world’s most innovative, best performing and trusted healthcare companies. We believe that we all bring something unique to GSK and when we combine our knowledge, experiences and styles together, the impact is incredible. Come join our adventure at GSK where you will be inspired to do your best work for our patients and consumers. A place where you can be you, feel good and keep growing.

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