Sensory and Consumer Innovation

GSK Undergraduate Industrial Placement Job Title: Consumer Science and Sensory Innovation Industrial Placement


Reference Number: 1033f


Salary: Competitive


Degree Requirements: Must be studying an undergraduate degree in Science, Life Science or Engineering.


You will have completed a minimum of 2 years of your undergraduate degree, but will not have graduated at the start of your placement. You will be expected to provide evidence from your university to show you will be an undergraduate student for the duration of the placement year.


Location: Weybridge or GSK House - Brentford


Duration: 1 year (approximately)


Detailed Description of the role:

Consumer Science and Product Understanding is a vital function within the GSK Consumer healthcare business. The mission of the function is to drive Global Business Growth through the identification and development of products that are loved by consumers. The team identifies key consumer needs and expectations and defines how to deliver these through the product usage experience. This capability in Consumer Science helps to drive superior product design and produce products that delight consumers.


You will be based at Weybridge and will work on a wide range of different projects in Oral Health, defining consumer needs and expectations and how these can be translated to product attributes (such as the taste, or sensorial experience during use). Examples include, process/ingredient changes and how it affects the sensorial experience. Measuring product design attributes of GSK prototypes and competitor products. Working with consumers to translate consumer behaviour, barriers and insights to into technical solutions to improve the total product experience

1 position in Consumer Science, 1 position in Sensory Innovation

You will be engaging with people both internally and externally on a daily basis which will provide you with a great foundation to develop your interpersonal skills and adaptability. The ability to build strong relationships with colleagues provides a diverse set of opportunities to gain experience and first-hand knowledge whilst working on several critical projects. In turn, you will develop stronger organisational and problem solving skills which are transferable across any business area or organisation. You will be pushed to think outside of the box and given the opportunity to run your own research projects.

We’re looking for a well-organised, flexible thinking student who is passionate about consumers and product understanding.

Take a look at this short video to find out more about this placement


Additional Details: The Assessment Centre for successful applicants is expected to take place in February 2021.


Closing date for applications: Tuesday 15th December 2020


We recruit on an on-going basis and prioritise applications based on the application date.  


Applications will closed when we have filled our assessment centre dates.


If you have what we’re looking for apply today!


This opportunity has the following recruitment stages you must successfully pass to be offered a placement year with GSK for 2021!

1.       Eligibility Form

2.       Online Assessment

3.       Application Form

4.       Assessment Centre​​