Finance Future Leaders Programme, UK, 2022, Open to flexible working

Brentford (City/Town), London (Greater)
13 Oct 2021
03 Nov 2021
Contract Type

Exciting minds with our Future Leaders Programme – Finance   

Education required: Bachelor's or Master's degree in Economics or Finance as a preference, or a degree in Science, Maths/Physics, Business or Engineering. 

Start date: September 2022 

Other requirements: Willingness to be geographically mobile throughout rotations. Some UK FLPs will be required to complete a 10-11 months rotation in our Regional Finance Operations Hub in Poznan, Poland during first year in programme. It is also a programme requirement to complete the globally recognized CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) Professional Qualification within 3 years of starting the programme (qualification funded by GSK). 

Application deadline: We will close this vacancy once we have enough applications, so it’s recommended to apply as soon as possible.   

Assessment Centre date: Late November/Early December

* Please apply only for one Future Leaders or Graduate Programme role in the UK 

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 leaders of the future in Finance 

Are you a self-motivated, adaptable graduate with an interest in finance? Finance supports everything we do here at GSK and, if you join us, you’ll use numbers to make a difference. We offer an independent viewpoint, driving decision-making and strategy across our organisation. We also maximise profitability by managing cost, cash and return on investment. 

This is your opportunity to be part of a team that prides itself on delivering excellence. You’ll be a trusted advisor to our peers and colleagues, driving continuous innovation and improvement – and enjoy a challenging and varied career, with numerous opportunities. 

Develop your career 

If you’re a graduate with the talent and ambition to lead others, we’ll help you develop the expertise to become one of our Future Leaders. 

Over three years, you’ll have three rotations that will challenge and stretch you. The first rotation will be in Finance services, where our global finance processes are run. You’ll learn and embed the core technical finance and systems knowledge you need to move forward. 

In your second rotation, you’ll be a local Finance partner. This could be anything from commercial to manufacturing or R&D. Wherever you are, you’ll build upon your technical knowledge and gain new business knowledge. It will be up to you to give robust, insightful analysis that helps the department achieve their objectives. 

Your third rotation will be corporate or strategic. You’ll have a regional or global view, in any one of a number of areas. You’ll broaden your perspective and enterprise mindset – and expand on your growing technical and business knowledge. 

As well as honing your expertise, you’ll gain valuable leadership training through a combination of mentoring, classroom sessions and on-the-job training. 

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 senior finance analyst here.  

You’ll typically move into a Finance Manager role within two years of the Future Leaders Programme. And that’s just the start. There’s no typical route to career progression at our organisation – you might be in any department from R&D to manufacturing or audit. Plus, there’s no limit to how far you can go with us – it’s up to you to prove yourself. 

You’ll be excited by the thought of:  

  • honing your finance skills on a tailored development programme 
  • working in a multicultural environment in a leading global healthcare organisation 
  • inspiring a team to achieve unprecedented success 

You’ll need: 

  • to be a talented, ambitious graduate with an interest in finance 
  • to be self-motivated and proactive with a questioning, analytical mind 
  • excellent communication skills 
  • the ability to multitask and perform under pressure 
  • to be skilled at building strong relationships with stakeholders 
  • to be adaptable and cope with change 

Our Future Leaders Programme is designed to accelerate the development of graduates who don’t have significant previous professional work experience in the area to which they are applying.  Of course, many graduates who join the programme have worked while studying or after graduation.  If you’ve already developed substantial experience working in a professional role in your sector, while you would be able to apply for this programme, you may also want to look at direct entry roles in our businesses, as these may be the best way to build on your existing skills and expertise and develop a career at GSK.

Benefits include:   

  • A salary of £30,600
  • An annual bonus based on company performance 
  • Access to healthcare and well-being programs, pension plan membership, savings programs, time off and childcare support 
  • Employee recognition programs, which reward exceptional achievements 
  • Long-term incentives through shared 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 programs 

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.  

As a company driven by our values of Patient focus, Transparency, Respect and Integrity, we know inclusion and diversity are essential for us to be able to succeed. We want all our colleagues to thrive at GSK bringing their unique experiences, ensuring they feel good and to keep growing their careers.  As a candidate for a role, we want you to feel the same way.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we are open to all talent. In the US, we also adhere to Affirmative Action principles. This ensures that all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, colour, national origin, religion, gender, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, disability, genetic information, military service, covered/protected veteran status or any other federal, state or local protected class*(*US only).

We believe in an agile working culture for all our roles. If flexibility is important to you, we encourage you to explore with our hiring team what the opportunities are.

As you apply, we will ask you to share some personal information which is entirely voluntary. We want to have an opportunity to consider a diverse pool of qualified candidates and this information will assist us in meeting that objective and in understanding how well we are doing against our inclusion and diversity ambitions. We would really appreciate it if you could take a few moments to complete it.  Rest assured, Hiring Managers do not have access to this information and we will treat your information confidentially.

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