Business & Technology

What’s this area all about?

From Big Data, AI and mobile services, GSK’s Technology function is thinking and acting beyond what you might expect. As part of our Business & Technology programme you will bring compliance, globalisation, productivity and innovation to our business operations. Helping us to use technology as part of our strategic journey to deliver life-enhancing healthcare that enables people to do more, feel better and live longer.

What is this career path like?

3 years
3 rotations

Globally there are three, three year, pathways within Business and Technology. All our career paths offer formal training and accelerated learning opportunities. Beyond this, you will learn the ins and outs of business processes and the strategies behind delivering key digital solutions.

Digital Technology

As a Digital Technologist at GSK, you will unlock the business value of emerging technologies and help transform the way GSK interacts with its employees, customers and patients. Throughout the programme, you will learn the ins and outs of business processes and the strategies behind delivering key solutions to support business operations. Embedded in one of our business areas, you will gain a deep understanding of core technologies in our R&D (US and UK), Consumer (US, UK, Poland, Singapore) Pharmaceutical (UK, US), Global Support Functions (UK), Manufacturing and Supply (Singapore, UK) and Vaccines (Belgium). You will also develop functional expertise to help drive business strategy and focus on expanding your skills through graduate-specific leadership training. As this is a fast-moving area you will work on numerous project deployment cycles which will provide you with experience in business process re-engineering and project management. 

Enterprise Resource Planning

GSK’s mission is to help people do more, feel better and live longer. This means delivering quality products to our patients and customers in the right place, right time and at the right price. As a global business with a global model, we need an integrated platform upon which we can manage our business. That platform is SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). By working with ERP end-to-end software from manufacturing through to commercial operations you will help GSK to do things simpler, faster and smarter. Our established ERP pathway (UK) as a Business Analyst will give you an opportunity to become a subject matter expert by embedding you in one of our ERP global delivery teams, to work across geographical boundaries and to gain highly sought after skills and SAP certifications.

Data Science

Digital, Data and Analytics are fast transforming the world around us and offer significant opportunities to drive improvements in customer insights, clinical development and employee experience. As a Data Scientist (UK, US), you will be provide critical expertise in collecting, analysing and interpreting data to provide distinctive insights which will help to shape and enable our future business strategy. Critically, you will need the skill and confidence to communicate your insights, clearly and credibly, to the wider business. Our Data Science pathway will embed you in  one of our core businesses with the possibility of rotations in other areas of our business, provide tailored development, training opportunities and a global network to engage with thought leaders within GSK.

What will I learn?

All of our career paths offer formal training and accelerated learning opportunities. Beyond this, you will learn the ins and outs of business processes and the strategies behind delivering key solutions. This will then allow you to work within our day-to-day service, deployment and business partnering streams.

Where can I work?

Our Business & Technology career pathway is available in the countries listed below. Initial roles are within your local country. But we’re a truly global organisation, so you may find the opportunity to gain international experience.

What’s expected of me?

We’ll expect you to get involved in managing projects and prioritising a variety of tasks effectively. This means you’ll need to build working relationships with people and learn how to work in project teams with different stakeholders. In addition, you’ll analyse information and report your findings, so we can identify and understand trends, insights and facts. We’ll also look to you to help research and source this information.

What do I need to succeed?

You'll need ambition, a genuine passion for technology and the healthcare industry, and a proactive self-motivated approach. We’re looking for clear and effective communicators who can quickly build rapport with people from various levels of the organisation. It’s also important that you can adapt to change and keep focused when the pressure is on. You’ll be a real team player who actively collaborates with others. In addition, you’ll need an analytical and conceptual mind along with a talent for multi-tasking and the ability to influence others.

  • In Digital Technology, we look for Engineering, Science, Business Management and Computer Science degrees. A Life Science degree is required for roles in R&D.
  • In Enterprise Resource Planning -we’re looking for graduates with a degree in Engineering, Business Studies, Management, Computer Science or Life Science who have or are expected to achieve a 2:1 or equivalent in their degree. 
  • In Data Science, we look for a quantitative degree (maths, economics, statistics, data science or computer science) or a degree with quantitative components (Engineering, Science, Business Management, Data Science and Computer Science degrees) along with a flair for analytical and logical problem solving. You will need to demonstrate a genuine interest and understanding of how Big Data can be used to drive new and innovative insights and that you have worked with large data sets.