Human resources (HR)
HR is all about equipping our business with the right people and the right skills to help our customers and patients do more, feel better and live longer. HR works with the various business areas to deliver against overall organisational goals. As well as leadership and development, compensation, benefits, recruitment and employee health management, the HR team is responsible for operations, strategy, communications and systems.
You’ll be able to use and develop your business skills in a busy HR environment, while seeing the workings of a diverse global organisation at first hand. We offer a wide variety of HR placements in graduate recruitment, leadership and organisational development, HR services, coaching and ViiV Healthcare – an independent company in which we partner with Pfizer to address the needs of those living with AIDS. There are also other placements supporting areas such as Consumer Healthcare, IT and global manufacturing and supply (GMS).
You can expect to gain a breadth of HR and business knowledge by experiencing core areas of our HR model. You'll be applying the skills you already have and developing ones you don't - such as communication, team-working, organisation and problem solving.
You should be on track for a 2:1 or above (or equivalent). Your industrial placement must be recognised or supported by your university
We’re looking for well-organised, commercial, customer-driven students who are passionate about HR. The communication skills to build strong relationships quickly and the ability to think flexibly are also important.
You will be based at our headquarters GSK House in Brentford or at Stockley Park.
Placements start any time between June and September 2019 (start and end dates are flexible for the outgoing and incoming needs of the students and the business). Placements run for twelve months.