Quality Systems

GSK Undergraduate Industrial Placement Job Title: Quality Systems Industrial Placement

SRG reference: 3042f

Salary: Competitive

Degree Requirements: Must be studying an undergraduate degree in Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy, Data or science related degrees. 

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: Ware

Duration: 1 year (approximately).

Please note, this advert contains 2 different positions we are recruiting for across Quality Systems. When you apply you will be able to select preferences. We will accommodate your preference where possible.

Role 1: Pharma Quality Processes

Job Purpose: To ensure core Quality Processes (e.g. deviation/change/CAPA/documentation management, customer complaints, supplier quality and laboratory data) are compliantly and effectively implemented in place and in use.  Promote adherence and understanding for these processes across site, and seek opportunities  to improve and streamline these processes to be easy to use and ensure efficient compliance. 

Degree Requirements: Must be studying a degree in Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy or science related degrees

Responsibilities include:

An opportunity exists for a candidate with a strong science background to work within the Quality Processes team that support the manufacture and production of a range of pharmaceutical products at the GSK Ware Site.

The Quality Processes team promote quality and compliance throughout the product lifecycle within production operations. This entails monitoring all quality related processes (change control, documentation management, deviation investigations, CAPA creation and management and human factors) to not only meet Quality Management System requirements but to streamline these processes to be easy to use and improve compliance. 

The successful candidate will integrate into the Quality Processes team and be expected to deliver a business or continuous improvement project. In addition to this, opportunities will arise to support day to day operations, working in a safe and compliant manner. Exposure to this high volume and fast paced environment will build a great understanding of pharmaceutical quality and compliance activities. 
At the end of the placement, the student will be expected to collate a summary of their work and present this to the business to provide a range of recommendations. 

During this placement you will be contributing to ensuring our pharmaceutical products are manufactured to stringent quality and safety standards by;
  • Learning and supporting day to day quality processes activities, e.g. raising change controls, observing and coaching CAPA panels, facilitating investigation clinics, working with suppliers to understand root cause of vendor defects, investigating customer complaints.
  • Following all Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and being compliant with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) 
  • Designing and delivering a business or continuous improvement project with the aim of improved compliance, increased efficiencies and/or process simplifications.
Role 2: Digital and Improvement

Job Purpose: To deliver digital and improvement projects to deliver business value in the Quality function and/or for Quality systems and processes which span across site. 

Degree Requirements: Must be studying a degree in Science; Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy, Data

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.

Responsibilities include:

An exciting opportunity exists for a candidate with a strong science background to work within the Quality Digital & Improvement team that support the manufacture and production of a range of pharmaceutical products at the GSK Ware Site.

The Digital & Improvement team deliver benefit to the business by creating digital solutions and leading improvement activities which improve compliance, product quality, safety and/or drive business efficiencies.  This team must keep up to date with digital advancements and use coaching to generate capability / knowledge across the Quality organisation and promote a continuous improvement culture. 

A successful candidate will be expected to deliver at least one digital solution or continuous improvement project to positively impact the business. In addition to this, opportunities will arise to support day to day operations to meet business demands, such as leading deviation investigations. Exposure to this high volume and fast paced environment will enable the individual to be part of the future of the pharmaceutical industry and build capabilities which will be transferrable to almost any role in the future.

The student will be expected to collate a summary of their work and present this to the business. 

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 14th October 2020

Additional Details: The Virtual 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