Engineering (Vaccines) – Future Leaders Programme, Belgium


Exciting minds with our Future Leaders graduate programme – Engineering (Vaccines)

Education required: Master degree in Engineering

Language requirement: Must be fluent in Business English, French is an asset

Start date: 1st September 2020

Assessment centre dates: Early 2020

Other requirements: Required to relocate internationally. FLPs will be required to complete a 6 months rotation in one of our Manufacturing sites during the 2 years programme.

Application deadline: We recommend you apply as soon as possible, because we accept ongoing applications and will close this vacancy once we have enough matching candidates


Want to solve some of the world’s biggest health challenges?

With over 300 years of innovation, we’re a science-led global healthcare company that delivers billions of innovative products each year. Join us and help millions of people do more, feel better, live longer.


We’re looking for Future Technical leaders willing to grow expertise in Engineering (Vaccines)

Are you a graduate with a strong teamwork mindset, a passion for complex machinery, automation, pharmaceutical manufacturing processes? Ever dreamt about designing and being part of a build-up of a pharmaceutical production site? Like to share your day work with like-minded sharp and talented engineers?

If so, you could be part of our Engineering (Vaccines) function. This is where we support manufacturing and quality operations to run in a lean and flowless manner to ensure reliable supply of our vaccines to people in 90% of the world’s countries. Different challenges arise at every stage, so every working day is different. These challenges might include engineering design, installing, qualifying and ramping up a new production or support machinery or automation assets, helping to plan and execute advanced maintenance methodologies, increasing manufacturing process robustness and manufacturing right first time, or performing engineering changes and asset life cycle management.


Develop your career

If you’re a graduate with the talent and ambition to help us to ensure engineering excellence in manufacturing and quality operations, this programme would certainly provide you with the skills you need to pursue a career in engineering within the pharmaceutical industry.
Over two years, our Future Leaders graduate programme will challenge and support you in growing professionally and personally. This programme will provide a robust career foundation building technical expertise within one of our 4 specific engineering disciplines: automation, mechanical/electrical, process engineering and engineering capital projects. You’ll have stretching rotations that will give you an insightful experience into the engineering side of our vaccines manufacturing and quality business. Through these placements, you’ll develop your expertise in engineering concepts and procedures, while broadening your global business perspective.


What will you do?

You’ll have the opportunity to:

  • learn engineering concepts and procedures and applying them on the job
  • get a good understanding of all areas of our Vaccines business on a tailored development programme
  • learn about the cutting-edge technologies used in vaccines manufacturing
  • learn about the challenges of working in a highly regulated and controlled environment
  • be part of a diverse network, working with graduates from all over the world


Tailored training – and great career progression

We’ll tailor your training and development to suit your talents and ambition, as well as our business needs, setting you up for success in your chosen niche. After you complete our Future Leaders programme, you’ll have the skills to become a leader of the future, making sure that we make the right products and deliver them to the right place. There’s no limit to how far you can go with us – it’s up to you to prove yourself.


You’ll need:

  • a Master degree in Engineering
  • to be technical savvy with a passion for machines, automation and bio-pharmaceutical manufacturing process
  • a teamwork mindset
  • fluent in English plus fluency in your home site language
  • a keen interest in the healthcare industry
  • the ability to build trust and relationships with key stakeholders
  • to be eager to work with others
  • a high degree of flexibility and the ability to adapt quickly to change
  • resilience and strong problem-solving skills
  • to be ready to acquire new knowledge and embrace new experiences

This career path attracts graduates from various engineering disciplines, including computer, automation, mechanical, electrical, biotechnology and chemical engineering.


Benefits include:

  • A competitive base salary
  • An annual bonus based on company performance
  • Access to healthcare and wellbeing programmes, pension plan membership, savings programmes, time off and childcare support
  • Employee recognition programmes which reward exceptional achievements
  • Long term incentives through share ownership link your rewards to our longer term performance
  • On-the-job experience and formal and informal training and development delivered through a mixture of coaching, mentoring and formal training programmes.

Get to grips with our recruitment process:  you’ll find tips on our website –


Apply now

You’ll be asked for your personal information and why you want to work for us. We recommend you apply as soon as possible, because we accept ongoing applications and will close this vacancy once we have enough matching candidates.



We’re 100% open to all talent

We’re 100% open to all talent – whatever your gender, marital status, religion, age, colour, race, sexual orientation, nationality or disability. We want to recruit the right people for GSK from the widest possible backgrounds, so we can better serve the diversity of our patients and consumers. And also because it’s the right thing to do.