Graduate Trainee Jobs at GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK)

GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK) is a British multinational pharmaceutical, biologics, vaccines and consumer healthcare company which has its headquarters in Brentford, London. As of March 2014, it was the world's sixth-largest pharmaceutical company after Johnson & Johnson, Novartis, Hoffmann-La Roche, Pfizer, and Sanofi, measured by 2013 revenue. The company was established in 2000 by the merger of Glaxo Wellcome
(formed from the acquisition of Wellcome plc by Glaxo plc) and SmithKline Beecham plc (formed from the merger of Beecham Group plc and SmithKline Beckman Corporation, which in turn was formed by combining the Smith, Kline & French and Beckman companies).
 Graduate Trainees - Pharmaceutical
Location: Not Specified
Experience: 0 year(s)
Course of Study:
Required Grade: Not Specified
Basic qualifications:
We’re looking for a high achiever with a good academic background (minimum of Second Class Upper) from reputable university. You should possess:

•Minimum 2:1 in Pharmacy/Health Sciences/Business Degree
•Related postgraduate degree (MBA, MSc) will be of advantage
•Between 1 - 3 years work experience
•Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills
•Excellent numerical and analytical skills
•Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel

Preferred qualifications:
We’re looking for a high achiever with a good academic background (minimum of Second Class Upper) from reputable university. You should possess:

•Minimum 2:1 in Pharmacy/Health Sciences/Business Degree
•Related postgraduate degree (MBA, MSc) will be of advantage
•Between 1 - 3 years work experience
•Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills
•Excellent numerical and analytical skills
•Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel

Details:

What's on offer?
We have an exciting opportunity in our Future Leaders programme with the GSK Pharmaceutical business in Nigeria. The aim of our Future Leaders programme is clear. We expect you to become a leader – both within our business and in your own professional field. We’ll give you the structured training, differentiated development, experiences and opportunities you need to succeed. So you can help us to make a bigger, more positive impact on the world.

What will the programme be like?
Our two year graduate programme will stimulate your early career development through broad-ranging experiences. Your development will come through challenging job rotations, supported by formal learning and coaching.

Where can I work?
You will be based in Lagos, Nigeria but may be required to travel on occasion

What do I need to succeed?
You’ll need ambition, commercial awareness and a self-motivated, proactive approach. We’re looking for a clear, effective communicator 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. While you have 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, a talent for multi-tasking and the ability to influence others

Application Advice:

Essential programme criteria
Please ensure before submitting your application that you meet the essential criteria for the programme that you are applying to and that you provide this information accurately. Please note that if you do not meet the essential requirements of the programme, you may receive an automatic response declining your application.

Online Testing
As part of our selection process, we may ask you to complete between one and four online assessments. You will receive an email from us with a link to your personalised homepage where you can access your assessment(s). You will have 3 days from the receipt of the email to complete the first online assessment. If you are required to complete any additional assessments, these will appear as a link on your personalised homepage. You will be given 3 days to complete the assessment from the date it appears in your homepage. If you don't complete the assessment(s) within the timeline, it will expire and your participation in our selection process will come to an end.

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