What’s this area all about?
Health Outcomes provides evidence to enable informed decisions to be made by the UK health service, leading to patient access to GSK’s medicines and vaccines. Our Health Outcomes teams are responsible for understanding the environment and using evidence to demonstrate the value of our medicines and services to the health service. The team provides specialist technical knowledge in health economics, outcomes research and UK national and local payer requirements for demonstrating value.
What is this career path like?
Our UK Health Outcomes graduate pathway will stimulate your early career development through a range of experiences across the GSK portfolio of products; covering UK national and local market access, as well as a Global rotation within the Global Value Evidence and Outcomes team. It’s our aim to equip you to become a future leader in our business. Your development will come through challenging job rotations, supported by formal learning and coaching. You’ll have the benefit of improving your skills while gaining valuable leadership training in the pharmaceutical industry.
What will I learn?
From the start, your job rotations will provide a high level of responsibility and a breadth of experience across the core areas of our health outcomes business. You’ll quickly develop the foundation skills, knowledge and experience that a future leader would need to know through graduate-specific leadership training. Specifically, we’ll help you build skills and knowledge in: the Health Technology Appraisal (HTA) environment and different HTA processes, health economics, statistics; a range of disease areas; as well as building capability in collaboration, leadership, presenting and project and customer management. You will attend a number of ‘core’ training courses and also have the opportunity to shape your development and attend courses that are specific to your needs and interests.
What’s expected of me?
From the outset, we’ll expect you to get involved with delivering projects with support and guidance from our experienced team, this could be as varied as model development, input into HTA submissions, pricing analyses and presenting work to a range of audiences. This means you’ll need to develop project management skills as well as build working relationships with people at all levels of our organisation. We want you to keep developing new skills and knowledge wherever you find the opportunity.
What do I need to succeed?
A variety of degrees can be successful – from economics to pharmacy, but you’ll need ambition, commercial awareness and a self-motivated, proactive approach. We’re looking for clear, effective communicators who can quickly build a rapport with a wide range of people. It’s also important that you can adapt to change and keep focused when the pressure is on. Whilst possessing the drive and confidence to trust your own judgement, you’re a real team player who actively collaborates with others. In addition, you’ll need an analytical mind, be able to demonstrate flexibility with project prioritisation and have the ability to influence others.
Where can I work?
Our Health Outcomes career path is available in the UK. But we’re a truly global organisation, so you may find the opportunity to gain international experience in the future.