After graduating university with a 1st Class Master’s in Cybernetic Engineering I landed myself a place on GSK’s Automation Engineering Future Leaders Graduate Programme which I started in 2020. This scheme has allowed me to rotate through departments and sites, so since starting I have worked in a few different places.

I started my career learning about GSK and Automation in the Automation team at a secondary manufacturing site, being responsible for maintaining and upgrading various different elements of the manufacturing process. I then moved to work in the Cell and Gene Therapy team, where I helped choose process equipment and coded some programs for data creation and analysis. I then seconded into Galvani Bioelectronics where I designed, coded, and helped build equipment to test implantable biomedical devices. Currently, I’m in two part time roles, one in Central Automation where I’m helping the operation technology (OT) teams get ready for our move towards smart manufacturing and working on attracting and retaining automation talent, and one in Capital Projects where I manage long term, high value projects that bring new equipment into the secondary manufacturing site.

While on my graduate scheme I also completed an L4 Apprenticeship in Data Analysis, which has opened my eyes to new ways of analysing data and solving problems.

Since joining GSK I’ve had the pleasure of holding the Graduate DE&I UK lead position and am currently the Graduate DE&I European Lead. These positions have been an absolute privilege to be in and I love the opportunities they’ve given me to create new events and initiatives and spread information to the community.

I’m very grateful for every opportunity I’ve received at the beginning of my career and I’m so excited to see where it takes me!