ViiV Healthcare

ViiV Healthcare is a specialist company, established by GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer in 2009, with the addition of Shionogi in 2012, dedicated to delivering advances in treatment and care for people living with HIV and for people who are at risk of becoming infected with HIV. The company’s aim is to take a deeper and broader interest in HIV/AIDS than any company has done before and take a new approach to deliver effective and innovative medicines for HIV treatment and prevention, as well as support communities affected by HIV. For more information, please visit

 Since 2012, ViiV Healthcare has offered an opportunity for students to undertake a 12-month industrial placement programme. Through taking on roles with real responsibility, placement students are incredibly valued and play a vital role in contributing to the success of projects.

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“As a global communications IP, I was part of a team that served as a voice for the company. ViiV Healthcare gave me the opportunity to work in a fast paced, high performing team. Operating across all business functions and levels, I have gained insight into different areas of the organisation, an invaluable learning which will be useful in my future career. My experience at ViiV Healthcare has been incredibly valuable. I have come on leaps and bounds in my development as a young professional. I was able to challenge myself, but at the same time received constant support from my team when I needed it.” - Ben Cientanni, our 2016/17 Communications Industrial Placement


What will I gain?

Undertaking a placement with ViiV Healthcare will allow you to flourish in an environment where personal growth plays a vital part in changing the face of the business as you learn practical and soft skills in the professional world. You will get the opportunity to learn a range of professional skills and receive support on personal development from your manager and team on an ongoing basis. ViiV Healthcare placement students enjoy the sense of purpose that comes from leading change in a specialised organisation that strives towards a common goal.


What skills do I need?

We are looking for students studying any degree to join us in business, science, communications or international development roles. Our 12 month placements are aimed at students who have the skills and experience to add value to our company, as well as the potential to build a long-term career with us. 

We have fantastic business-focused opportunities in Marketing and Performance, Community Partnership, Supply Chain, Communications and in our the Scientific and Medical teams.

Your industrial placement must be recognised or supported by your university.


Where will I be based?

You will be based at our headquarters, GSK House, in Brentford, West London.


When can I start?

Placements start any time between June and September 2021 (start and end dates are flexible for the outgoing and incoming needs of the students and the business). Placements run for twelve months.


How can I apply?

Applications open in November, please visit the link here for information about applying to our Industrial Placements roles.