Alicia

Engineering and Supply Chain Future Leader

Joined us in 2012, based in the UK

Join GSK’s Future Leaders Programme for Engineering & supply chain graduates

Hear from Alicia, an engineering graduate about the exciting opportunities available on the Future Leaders Programme for engineering and supply chain graduates.

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My name is Alicia and I am an Electrical Engineer. Knowing you are working in a factory and it is a medicine and it is going to help people, you need to make sure the factory is running continuously.

At the moment, although it is my first rotation, I have been sent to Panama. It is a huge project and it is really challenging. I have never done anything like that before and it is a really exciting project where, obviously, someone has trusted me after being here only a few months. It is a really good experience.

I am running the project. My responsibility is to improve the electrical network. There are people coming from lots of different countries; it is really good to have people with different ideas from different cultures.

I always try to learn as much as I can from senior people on-site and I try to shadow them. They were always really supportive, answering all my questions, it is a really good working environment.

The training that we get in the graduate programme is great. You get a personal budget for technical courses and you could select anything that you would like to do. I am registering in the IET. I have gone to several conferences where they tell you about how to gain your chartership. I would like to become a chartered electrical engineer at some point; it is quite exciting.

I am Alicia and I am an engineer at GSK.

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