Join the GSK’s Automation Future Leaders Graduate Program – Spain, 2024: Help us get ahead of disease together


Required: BSc or MSc degree in Automation Engineering, Computing, Informatics, Mechatronics Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Robotics Technology Engineering, Instrumentation & Controls Engineering, Industrial Engineering or Engineering with modules in Automation, Robotics, Systems, Software and/or Cyber Security. Double Diploma including Engineering can also be considered. Graduation by Summer 2024


Language requirement: Written and spoken fluency in English and Spanish


Other requirements: Willingness to be geographically mobile (domestic) throughout rotations


Have the right to work in Spain


Start date: September 2024


Location: Aranda, Spain


Application deadline: We recommend you apply as soon as possible. We will close this vacancy when we have enough applications, so please apply as soon as you can so your application can be considered. 


Assessment Centre Date: December 2023 – February 2024


Are you looking for a career where you can help positively impact the health of billions of people? Apply for the Future Leaders Program Automation at GSK today!


In GSK’s Global Supply Chain (GSC), we are on an exciting journey with bold ambitions. We are creating one world class Global Supply Chain to deliver GSK’s new product portfolio and pipeline.

In GSC, we make and supply medicines and vaccines all around the globe and our teams own every production stage, from creating quality products at our manufacturing sites to designing effective supply forecasting and regulatory inspections; all powered by digital, data and analytics.

We are looking for highly motivated graduates who are keen to develop into the future engineering, operational and technical leaders in GSC. Working at our manufacturing sites you will help to ensure we have the latest, safe, efficient and reliable processes and equipment to deliver life-saving medicines and vaccines to people in 90% of the world. This role will enable you to develop your skills in an industry that’s making radical changes to the way it develops and manufactures products.


Ahead together with tailored training and career development

Over 3 rotations, our Future Leaders graduate program will:

  • Challenge and support you to grow professionally and personally
  • Give you stretch rotations
  • Provide the opportunity to network and increase your visibility with senior leaders who will mentor or coach you and support you with planning your rotations.
  • Improve your technical skills while gaining valuable on the job leadership experience
  • Give you a generous personal development budget to accelerate your learning & grow your technical, professional, personal or leadership skills;
  • Provide Kaizens – a short-term breadth project which could give you international exposure


What will you do?

  • Introduce new digital technologies to transform our business
  • Optimize the performance of the control systems that are part of our manufacturing operations, e.g., maintaining and troubleshooting site control systems
  • Deliver automation projects, such as defining and implementing design improvements, upgrading and installing control systems and robotics systems, and ensuring that -suppliers and site equipment comply with international standards
  • Testing and commissioning
  • Identify and mitigate potential Cyber security risks or vulnerabilities related to Operational Technology hardware and software
  • Gain hands-on knowledge of digital technologies, the business and the role that Automation plays in supplying our patients


What are we looking for?

  • Clear enthusiasm and motivation for engineering in the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry
  • A continuous improvement and growth mindset
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills
  • A team player with the ability to build collaborative relationships
  • Self-motivated and proactive, keen to develop and learn.
  • To be analytical, organized and process driven with excellent attention to detail
  • A high degree of flexibility and the ability to adapt quickly to change under pressure


What do we offer you?


One of the Top 5 best companies to work for more than 5 years in a row can offer you:

  • An above-market wage. In addition, GSK supplements the salary guarantee up to 100%, so that, in the event of sick leave, GSK covers the difference between the Social Security contributions and our normal salary. In this way, when an employee is ill, he or she does not suffer any financial loss.
  • An annual bonus based on company performance.
  • Provident or retirement provision plan. This is a defined contribution plan in which GSK contributes a monthly amount for each employee.
  • Life and health insurance.
  • Free canteen, with varied and healthy menu options. Possibility to take-away food. “Themed menu” days.
  • Availability of a company car for business trips.
  • Aid for certain expenses such as: dental aid, schooling grants (for children of employees), study grants for employees.
  • Christmas gifts for employees and children of employees. Gifts for births and marriages.
  • Events for employees: Christmas party, surprise events, networking events, etc.
  • Vending machines, free coffee, and fruit. Discounts and offers for employees. Product dispensing and free prescription medicines from GSK. Free collective business transport and company mobile phone.
  • A training platform with infinite and constantly updated online material on all kinds of topics for your professional (and personal) training and development.
  • Specific training according to the needs of the employee’s role.
  • Recognition programme in which behaviour and achievement of objectives are rewarded.
  • A complete package of conciliation measures in which we highlight flexible working hours, the possibility of teleworking, extension of leave granted by law, etc. Additional maternity/paternity weeks at the company’s expense.
  • Employee Assistance Programme: Programme of psychological support, counselling and assistance on personal development and work-personal balance in complete confidentiality.
  • Energy 4 Performance: Programme that provides the necessary tools to learn how manage energy, as well as aspects related to nutrition, hydration, physical activity, mental and emotional performance.
  • Partnership For Prevention (P4P): worldwide programme for GSK employees and their families that covers 40 preventive health care services. Campaigns to promote healthy living: “Car free day”, “21-day challenge”, “quit smoking”, “weight loss challenge”, etc.
  • Free Medical, nutritional and physiotherapy service.
  • Sports facilities: tennis court, paddle tennis, Gym, multi-sports court, calisthenics area, ping pong table.
  • Common service areas: computers room, study area, rest area, lactation room, etc.
  • A tailored development plan aligned to your career aspirations and business needs, supported by a generous training budget.
  • On-the-job experience.
  • 2 volunteering days per year, called “Together Days”.
  • Specific volunteer programmes throughout the year, in collaboration with local associations.
  • Mentoring Programmes, Development Weeks with sets of activities for professional growth, specific events to share company results, etc.
  • Programmes for Employee Groups to participating in awareness-raising events on different topics: Women, LGTBI+, Cancer, etc.


Let’s do this!


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Our Future Leaders Graduate Program 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 program 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 program, 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.


Once you’ve submitted your online application form, you’ll need to complete two online assessments prior to the assessment centre stage and as part of this, you’ll be asked about your motivation for the role:


We’d like to hear about why you applied to this role and your motivation for it in the context of pharmaceutical manufacturing. You will be asked a 2nd question on what strengths, skills or interests you have that will enable you to be successful in this role.  Please be as targeted as you can!   


Top tip: Make sure you save this job description for reference throughout the process, it will really help you prepare for the different stages in your application. 


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Application deadline: Ongoing Starting date: 02-09-2024