Postgraduates Esprit Finance programme

Our Esprit Finance Programme is open to exceptional MBA or MIF postgraduates from a variety of backgrounds with a passion for finance.
The four-year rotational programme offers opportunities for the individuals to develop through real work, driving growth in our global business, whilst making differences to patients and consumers.

Programme details

Our global finance community is highly strategic, driving business performance and growth. This is an opportunity to become one of our future global finance leaders, learning from an expert senior team in an environment of constant innovation. In return for strong performance, dedication and commitment the Esprit tailored programme enables high-potential people to develop their knowledge and broaden their global business perspective.

The Programme cohesively brings together international experience, intensive leadership development, on-the-job coaching and constant access to senior business leaders. You'll take on a diverse range of roles: for example, as an In-Country Finance Director in the commercial pharmaceuticals business, Finance Partner in Research and Development (R&D) or manufacturing, or at a corporate level. This will give you a breadth and depth of experience to build on your existing skills and capabilities.

The focus will be to develop you and your career and expose you to a range of opportunities that meet your needs as well as the needs of the business. We are selective in our recruiting process so we can offer a more tailored Programme and a more personal experience.

Esprit finance is a truly global programme, with at least one international rotation. You will gain experience in more than one market, starting in your home country or where you have the right to work. You could find yourself anywhere from Europe to the US, China to Cambodia or Brazil to Mexico.

Vito - Esprit finance programme
Vito Leraci – Esprit Finance Programme 4th year.

Although you'll be taking on challenging roles right from the start, we'll support your personal and career development at all times. Formal and on-the-job training is provided, as is access to senior management through an assigned sponsor from our finance leadership team. We will also offer you a mentor to support your ongoing development and provide constant support from the Programme team.


Business opportunities

The program is a career differentiator for program members. Members who have a high level of success on the program and are recognized for their contributions are well positioned to accelerate their careers in the finance function within GSK. Career paths vary widely by your interest, career alignment, and overall business need.

Here are a few career paths that our Esprit talent have landed into;

  • G5 Director, Business Optimization Lead 
  • Finance Directors
  • Director Finance Partner
  • Director Financial Services Lead

Candidates criteria

  • Industry professional with prior finance experience
  • Strong finance & commercial acumen and strategic decision-making skills
  • Demonstrated record of delivering significant value
  • Globally Mobile
  • English language fluency required
  • Local language fluency for country of application.
  • Eligibility to work in the country of application
Recruiting & Hiring Process
Applications Open  
On Line Assessments  
Business Technical Interviews  
Assessment Centre  
Decisions made/offers extended  
Program start date  


Applications have now closed. Applications for 2020 will open towards the end of August 2019.

Further information

To find out more about our global postgraduate Espirit programme, please visit our global website.