Manufacturing Operations & Quality (Vaccines) Future Leaders Programme, Belgium


Exciting minds with our Future Leaders graduate programme – Manufacturing Operations & Quality (Vaccines)

Education required: Master degree in Engineering, Science, Technology

Language requirement: Must be fluent in Business English AND French (language skills will be assessed during the selection process)

Start date: 1st September 2020

Assessment centre dates: Early 2020

Other requirements: Open to relocate internationally. FLPs could 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 Leaders in Manufacturing operations and quality (Vaccines)

Are you a graduate with strong problem-solving and influencing skills and a keen interest in production, quality and supply challenges? If so, you will, in this role, help us get vaccines to people in 90% of the world’s countries. In this highly scientific Manufacturing operations and quality (Vaccines) function we manufacture, formulate, fill, pack, control, release and deliver vaccines safely – a process that takes 15 to 18 months and uses cutting-edge technology. It’s a challenge that touches on four very different activities: manufacturing operations, technical services, quality and supply chain management. Different challenges arise at every stage, so every working day is different. These challenges might include transporting delicate biological materials that need special handling, overseeing quality throughout the manufacturing process, or managing a complex supply chain to ensure that vaccines are received exactly when they’re needed.


Develop your career

If you’re a graduate with the talent and ambition to lead others, this programme will provide you with the skills you need to pursue a career in manufacturing within the pharmaceutical industry.

Over two years, our Future Leaders graduate programme will challenge and support you to grow professionally and personally. You’ll have stretching rotations that will give you an insightful experience into the manufacturing side of our vaccines business. Through these placements, you’ll develop your expertise in production, quality and technical services or supply chain management, while broadening your global business perspective.


What will you do?

You’ll have the opportunity to:

  • get a good understanding of all areas of our Vaccines business on a tailored development programme
  • discover how manufacturing, the quality function, technical services and supply chain work together
  • learn about the cutting-edge technologies used in vaccines manufacturing
  • follow our vaccines through the entire manufacturing process
  • gain valuable people management experience or exposure
  • 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

All learning follows the 70:20:10 learning principle: 70% of your learning takes place on the job, 20% comes from the support of your mentor (a senior leader) and the remaining 10% is from formal leadership training sessions.

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, with a solid foundation for a variety of manufacturing careers within the pharmaceutical industry. There’s no limit to how far you can go with us – it’s up to you to prove yourself.


You’ll need:

  • Master degree in Engineering, Science, Technology
  • a keen interest in production, quality and supply challenges
  • fluent English AND French
  • a passion for science and tech, as well as people management and teamwork
  • a keen interest in the healthcare industry
  • the ability to build trust and relationships with key stakeholders
  • to be eager to work with others and learn how to lead a team
  • a high degree of flexibility and the ability to adapt quickly to change
  • to be process driven with good technical ability
  • resilience and strong problem-solving skills
  • to be ready to acquire new knowledge and embrace new experiences


This career path attracts graduates from various technical, scientific and business disciplines, including pharmacy, industrial pharmacy, engineering, bio-engineering, business engineering, electro-mechanical engineering and maintenance 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.