Vaccines - Future Leaders Programme (Singapore) 2018

Basic qualifications:

  • Degree in Chemical / Process Engineering or Bio-Engineering or Bio-Medical Sciences or Pharmacy
  • Minimum achievement of a Second Upper of GPA 3.0 and above
  • No more than 2 years post graduate work experience
  • Authorized to work within Singapore

Preferred qualifications:

  • Location mobility is required and must be able to travel
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Good problem solving and analytical skills
  • Good planning and organizational skills
  • Responsiveness and resourcefulness
  • Good project management skills


GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is a world leading research-based pharmaceutical company with a powerful combination of skills and resources that provides a platform for delivering strong growth in today's rapidly changing healthcare environment. The company is the second-largest drug company in the world, with estimated 5.3% share of the world's pharmaceutical market. The business comprises three types of products: prescription medicines, vaccines, and consumer health care products. GSK's mission is to improve the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer.

What's this area all about?

In Global Industrial Operations, our employees manufacture, formulate, fill, pack, control, release and deliver over 900 million doses each year of different vaccines to 170 countries at 84 sites on 4 continents.

Over the 2 year programme you'll undertake 3 rotations between 6 months to 1 year in our Global Industrial Operations department including 1 rotation abroad. Development comes through challenging job rotations supported by formal learning and coaching.

What will I learn?

Our 2-year global development programme is tailored to enable you to develop your knowledge and experience while broadening your global business perspectives. You will start with a one year rotation on the shop floor to be at the heart of our operations activities (Production or Quality Control) followed by two 6 months rotations respectively in Quality & Supply Chain Management.

Where can I work?

Our Manufacturing Operations & Quality Future Leaders Programme is based in the countries listed below. During the programme, you'll have the opportunity to do 1 rotation abroad. Your landing position will be within your home country. As a truly global organisation, we offer the opportunity to gain international experience through the Programme and beyond.

What's expected of me?

We will expect you to manage projects and prioritise a series of tasks effectively. You will research, source and analyse information and report your findings in order to identify and understand trends, insights and facts. You will need to build strong working relationships with a wide range of people at all levels of our organisation. You will also experience people management, with direct or indirect reports. Therefore while you have a self-motivated and proactive approach, you are a real team player who actively collaborates with others. You will need an analytical mind, a talent for multi-tasking and the ability to adapt to change and keep focused under pressure.

What do I need to succeed?

According to the country you'll apply for, you'll either hold a Bachelor, Masters or PhDs degree in a Technical, Scientific or Business discipline (e.g. Bio-Engineering, Engineering, Pharmacy, Industrial Pharmacy, Business Engineering...). Whatever your degree, you'll have a real interest for production and for quality and supply challenges. You'll be able to combine strategic thinking with attention to detail and show strong project management skills.

You'll need to be fluent in English and in the home site language, and have a maximum of 2 years professional experience.

How do I apply?

Click the Apply Now button to submit your application today. You will then be requested to enter your personal information and then submit your responses to two questions about your interest and motivation to work for us.

Essential Programme Criteria

Before submitting your application please ensure that you meet the essential criteria for the programme that you are applying to and that you provide this information accurately. Please note that if you do not meet the essential requirements of the programme, you may receive an automatic response, declining your application.

Online Testing

As part of our selection process we may ask you to complete one online assessments. You will receive an email from us with a link to a personalized 'my assessment' homepage where you can access your first assessment. Please note, you will be given 7 days to complete the assessment, starting from the date the assessment link has been sent. If you don't complete the assessment within 7 days, the test will expire and your participation in our assessment process will come to an end. We would like to advise you to review your email daily to check whether you have been sent your assessment.

Timeline & Assessment Process

Our robust recruitment process includes online application, online testing, video interview and assessment centre.

Applications open on Sept 11, 2017 and close Oct 19 2017

Late submissions will not be accepted.

It is expected that our Assessment Centre will run in Jan 2018

Reasonable Adjustments:

If you require any reasonable adjustments during the application process, please contact us at [email protected] to discuss your requirements in confidence.

For more information on the Future Leaders Programme, please visit our website

Contact information:

You may apply for this position online by selecting the Apply now button.

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