Our people

We want our employees to be their best in and out of work. Across the country, we employ approximately 1500 Australians in areas of expertise from medicines to manufacturing and at all levels, from industry-based learning programs for students through to senior executives. We have committed to accelerate our progress on inclusion and diversity and to be a leading company in how we support employee health, wellbeing and personal development.

Industry Based Learning Program

  • GSK’s Industry Based Learning (IBL) program is developed for undergraduate university students in their penultimate or final year of study.
  • The twelve-month, full -time program is the perfect opportunity for students to launch their careers, offering invaluable hands-on work experience in a friendly and supportive environment. Upon completion, the students will have built on their university learning and gained a competitive edge for all future career paths.
  • This year we offered 52 places in the program across our Australian operations in pharmaceuticals, vaccines and consumer healthcare.


  • At GSK, creating an inclusive organisation that respects and promotes the diversity of our patients, the communities we serve and our employees is a key focus.
  • Earlier this year we were proud to launch our employee resource group for LGBTQI employees and their straight allies, known as Spectrum, in Australia. The group aims to connect like-minded colleagues, provide support and help shape a more inclusive environment for LGBTQI employees.
  • As a modern employer, we want to make sure that everyone at GSK is empowered to be themselves. We believe this helps us to attract, retain and motivate the very best people to support our business now and in the future.

 Our skilled volunteering program, PULSE

  • At GSK we believe that when we grow as an individual, we grow as a business, and that volunteering for one of our charitable partners provides an opportunity to grow.
  • PULSE is a programme where employees work with non-profit organisations for 3 or 6 months, either in their local community or internationally.
  • Since 2010, eight Australian employees (out of 100 globally) have participated in the PULSE program. They have travelled around to world from the US to Zambia to share their knowledge and to work in partnership with local health charities and non-profit organisations and to bring that experience back to GSK.