Mechanical Engineering

GSK Undergraduate Industrial Placement Job Title: Mechanical Engineering Industrial Placement

SRG reference: 4012f

Salary: Competitive

Degree Requirements: Must be studying an iMechE accredited undergraduate degree. 

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.

Locations: Barnard Castle, Maidenhead, Montrose, Worthing 

Duration: 1 year (approximately) 

Detailed description of the role: 

A Mechanical Engineering placement in one of our manufacturing sites will give you hands on practical application of the theory from university.  Our sites produce a huge mix of different products, from tablets and inhalers to toothpaste and mouthwash.

During your placement with us, you’ll gain experience in areas such as:
  • Continuous improvement activities to ensure good manufacturing practice
  • Safety and/or quality risk assessments
  • Plant commissioning/design (change management and validation)
  • Mechanical design of systems to problem solve
  • Project management and planning
  • Leading root cause analysis investigations
  • Installation and maintenance practices
  • A range of consumer and pharmaceutical manufacturing processes and equipment depending on the site, such as active ingredient manufacturing, granulation, compression, filling, assembly and packaging. 
Whichever role you go into you will be applying the skills you already have and developing new skills such as; team working, effective communication and time management.

You will work with and learn from an experienced team of multi-discipline engineers, technicians, and operators; they will coach and mentor you during your year to help you achieve your potential.

What we are looking for: We’re looking for well-organised, patient-focused students who are passionate about problem solving and working with us to make sure our processes are the best they can be.

Locations available: 

Montrose is a 45-acre primary manufacturing site, located by the sea. At this site, active pharmaceutical ingredients are converted into products such as tablets, creams and inhalers- used to treat a range of illnesses and diseases.

Barnard Castle
Working within the Operations or Project Engineering teams you will be focussing either on improving equipment reliability and production performance and / or delivering a range of new manufacturing, packaging & utilities equipment.

In Worthing, you will be focussing on improvement activities (such as changeover time reduction, safety and efficiency improvements) and other projects as well as supporting operational elements within one of our Engineering departments on site. You will be given the opportunity to learn and develop in the area you are working and will be a key member of our dynamic Engineering teams. 

Working in toothpaste and mouthwash processing within Engineering. It will focus on improving reliability through design, process development and maintenance improvements. It will involve cross functional working, innovative approaches through to managing change. The role is key to drive quality, safety and cost improvements.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 14th October 2020

Additional Details: The Assessment Centre for successful applicants is expected to take place in the latter part of November / beginning of December.

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

Applications will close when we have filled our virtual 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. Virtual Assessment Centre