Future Leaders Programme (Finance)

United Kingdom
Oct 21, 2019
Nov 21, 2019
Job Role
Finance Graduate
Contract Type
Full Time
Level of qualification
CIMA, Not qualified

Job description

Education required:  BS or MS degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration with Finance concentration or related field of study. Graduation by summer 2020.

Language requirement:  Written and spoken fluency in English

Start date:  August/September 2020

Assessment centre date:  November 28, 2019 

Other requirements:    

  • Required to relocate and travel internationally as well as domestically for the role. 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 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).

* Please note you can apply to only one Future Leader Program in the UK

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

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 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 in a Finance partner role. 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 and stakeholder management. 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.

What will you do?

  • You will be responsible for reporting and cost centre review of specific departments
  • You will be analysing and interpreting data to identify and understand trends
  • You’ll produce meaningful suggestions to stakeholders that offer insight and drive effective decisions and solutions
  • You will be responsible for ensuring appropriate compliance and governance procedures are in place and adhered to
  • You will be involved in process improvement and/or transformation projects, often involving cross functional teams
  • You will have the opportunity to build relationships and communicate with stakeholders both within and outside of the Finance function

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 professional.

You’ll typically move into a middle management 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:

  • Using your finance knowledge to drive business decisions that will add value to the patients to be able to do more, feel better and live longer
  • An opportunity to achieve an internationally recognised professional qualification (CIMA) while practicing learned knowledge in your daily work
  • Honing your finance skills and ability to tailor your development interventions.
  • 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
  • T be skilled at building strong relationships with stakeholders
  • To be adaptable and cope with change

Benefits include:

  • Sponsored CIMA qualification to a professional qualification (duration of 3 year)
  • A salary of £29,250
  • An annual bonus based on company performance
  • 5% Relocation Allowance (eligibility will be confirmed once your first location is confirmed)
  • 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

Get to grips with our recruitment process

Watch the video in the banner at the top of this page and you’ll find tips on our website - https://www.gsk.com/en-gb/careers/apprentices-students-and-graduates/apply-now-for-our-future-leaders-graduate-programme/

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 applications. 

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.

Need help with your application?

Please email us at uk.earlytalentrecruitment@gsk.com and let us know how we can help you. Or email us your number and we’ll call you back. We’ll make all reasonable modifications to support you throughout the recruitment process and we’ll treat all information you give us in confidence. Please get in touch to help us process your application as soon as possible.

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.

We’re open to all talent – whatever your gender, disability, marital status, religion or belief, age, race, sexual orientation, ethnic or national origin.

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.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you’d like to discuss any adjustments to our process which might help you demonstrate your strengths and capabilities.  You can either call us on 0808 234 4391, or send an email ukdiversity.recruitment@gsk.com

As you apply, we will ask you to share some personal information which is voluntary. This will be used to help us understand 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, it is not used in any part of the selection process and we will treat your information confidentially and use it anonymously.

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