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GlaxoSmithKline Future Leader Graduate Programme
June 20, 2015 Graduate Programme
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has an exciting opportunity in their Future Leaders programme within the GSK business in South Africa. The aim of the Future Leaders programme is clear. You are expected to become a leader – both within GSK’s business and in your own professional field. They will give you the structured training, differentiated development, experiences and opportunities you need to succeed. So you can help the company to make a bigger, more positive impact on the world.GSK is a science-led, global healthcare company that produces innovative medicines, vaccines and consumer healthcare products. If you want to work for a company with a sense of purpose, find out what we have to offer.

What will the programme be like?

The two year graduate programme will stimulate your early career development through broad-ranging experiences. Your development will come through challenging job rotations, supported by formal learning and coaching.

You will be based, but not restricted to Johannesburg, Bryanston offices


They are looking for a high achiever with a good academic background (minimum of  ’Good’ rating) from a reputable university. You should possess:

  • Good academic background in Pharmacy/Health Sciences/Business, Sales & Marketing Degree
  • Related postgraduate degree (Hons) is a must
  • Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent numerical and analytical skills
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel

What do I need to succeed?

You’ll need ambition, commercial awareness and a self-motivated, proactive approach. We’re looking for a clear, effective communicator who can quickly build a rapport with a wide range of people. It’s also important that you can adapt to change and keep focused when the pressure is on. While you have the drive and confidence to trust your own judgement, you’re a real team player who actively collaborates with others. In addition, you’ll need an analytical mind, a talent for multi-tasking and the ability to influence others.

How to apply

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