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Top 10 reasons to work with GlaxoSmithKline

Category: GSK

A global leader in healthcare, GlaxoSmithKline has a 150-year legacy of improving health and well-being. The company understands that their employees are essential to their continuing success. This is why they focus on building employee capabilities, supporting and empowering people to be the best they can be.

Currently employing over 110,000 people in more than 115 countries, GlaxoSmithKline knows the importance of investing in their workforce. Here are 10 reasons why you should start a career with GlaxoSmithKline.

1) Health and well-being

GlaxoSmithKline is on a mission to help the world do more, feel better, and live longer. It aims to do the same for its employees. The company ensures that the health of its employees is paramount. It offers attractive healthcare plans as well as a health and well-being programme.

2) University

Whether you’re an undergraduate, graduate or postgraduate, GlaxoSmithKline has a wide range of opportunities to suit. From two-week undergraduate placements to PhD roles in quantitative statistics, the company works with its University graduates. Skills are developed from the outset, enabling new recruits to become part of a global company.

3) Corporate social responsibility

GlaxoSmithKline has a strong commitment to operating responsibly and playing its part in meeting some of society’s biggest healthcare challenges. The company does this by researching and developing medicines, vaccines and consumer healthcare products that improve people’s lives.

4) Career development

The continued growth and success of the workforce is vital to the operation of GlaxoSmithKline. The company believes that career paths should be flexible and adaptable. It wants to meet the future needs of the business but also fit with the strengths and aspirations of employees. Career development is about building experience and capability and isn’t defined solely by promotion and advancement.

5) Apprenticeships

The scope and breadth of the business are reflected in the wide range of apprenticeship opportunities available to ambitious individuals. Apprenticeships offer hands-on experience and the opportunity to play a key role in contributing to the success of the company.

6) Employee volunteering

The company has developed the skills-based initiative PULSE Volunteer Partnership. Motivated employees are matched to a non-profit organisation for three or six months. During this time, they contribute their skills to solve healthcare challenges at home and abroad. Since PULSE started in 2009, nearly 400 employees have served 85 non-profit partners in 57 countries on issues affecting children.

7) Retirement and savings plans

More than 16 million people hold less than £100 in savings. This makes retirement and savings plans more important than ever. GlaxoSmithKline offers employees competitive schemes to ensure their future.

8) Share schemes

When the company does well, the shareholders do well, which is why GlaxoSmithKline offer share schemes to their employees.

9) Mentoring

Mentoring opportunities are widely available throughout the company to ensure that employees feel supported at all times.

10) Future Leaders Programme

GlaxoSmithKline is always on the lookout for future leaders in healthcare. The company believes in investing in the workforce of tomorrow, from scientists and engineers to HR and IT. This is why it’s created the Future Leaders Programme. With the programme, talented employees receive the training they need to become the best in their field. 


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