Business & Technology Consulting

What’s this area all about?

As a Business & Technology Consultant at GSK, you will bring compliance, globalisation, productivity and innovation to our operations. Within Information Technology (IT), your role will involve using technology as part of our strategic journey to deliver life-enhancing healthcare that enables people to do more, feel better and live longer. We have a huge global remit – delivered by a team of 2,800 people based in 68 countries at over 100 sites. You’ll have the benefit of improving your technology skills while gaining valuable leadership training in the pharmaceutical industry.

What is this career path like?

3 years
2-3 rotations

There are six different areas within the IT career path and in each area you’ll get the opportunity to gain a thorough understanding of the capabilities required to be successful in Business and Technology. Throughout this time, you will have a strong support network and the opportunity to engage with leaders in the business.

In Global ERP, our SAP ‘boot camp’ is structured to give you highly sought after skills and certifications as part of a worldwide SAP roll-out at GSK (UK).  

The Digital (UK and US) and Global Support Functions (UK) career paths offer a firm technical grounding from the outset. You will then apply this knowledge to service management and project delivery roles. Our Cyber Security scheme (Stevenage / Brentford, UK) supports the global business and manages security and privacy risks.

Graduates based in the US and Japan can apply to the Global Pharma career path, which supports the commercial and medical businesses and focuses on delivering enterprise technologies.

If you have a Life Science degree, you have the opportunity to enter the IT organisation which supports the Research & Development business (Stevenage UK and US). 

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.

Over the course of three years, you will gain a deep understanding of core technologies in our ERP, Digital, Pharmaceutical or Global Support functions (Human Resource Platform). You will develop functional expertise to help drive business strategy and focus on expanding your skills through graduate-specific leadership training. You will work on numerous project deployment cycles which will provide you with experience in business process re-engineering and project management. 

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?

We’re looking for graduates with a degree in Engineering, Business Studies / Management or Life Science who have or are expected to achieve a 2:1 or equivalent in their degree.  A Life Science degree is required for the R&D IT career path. For those interested in the Cyber Security scheme, a degree or MSc that specialises in Cyber or Information Security is desirable. 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 but who has the drive and confidence to trust your own judgement. In addition, you’ll need an analytical and conceptual mind along with a talent for multi-tasking and the ability to influence others.