Army Captain, EMEA Property team, Portfolio Manager
GSK for me embodies a career with meaning and true purpose. Helping people to do more, feel better and live longer is at the heart of what we do, underpinned by values those in the Armed Forces can relate to – respect for people, transparency, integrity and having a patient focus. Demonstrating sound leadership and being able to make the right moral decision in a heavily regulated environment where the safety of our patients and people are paramount, is where we add real value and are able to role model our skills to others in the business.
I have been very fortunate in my time with GSK to experience three totally separate roles within the business; a role at the Worthing antibiotic manufacturing site in continuous improvement and lean manufacturing, a central role at GSK House in Global Planning tasked with lowering inventory in the respiratory portfolio and lastly, a second role at GSK House in the EMEA property team as a portfolio manager. The breadth and depth of these roles has enabled me to significantly grow my network, gain exposure to and visibility in the business, develop a greater understanding of GSK, and also to prepare me for more demanding roles in the future. In addition, GSK generously assists in continuous professional development with grants that can be used to gain relevant qualifications or attend courses.
One aspect of GSK that significantly impressed me from the outset was the high calibre of the people that work within the organisation. A business and its identity is shaped by the people within it. Daily I work alongside colleagues who inspire, who are passionate and with whom I am able to learn a great deal from.
In terms of advice; seize the opportunity. GSK is a company that can provide you with numerous career prospects across many disciplines and locations both here in the UK and across the world. It's up to you to capitalise on that!