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Gumley House School FCJ

Gumley girls secure work experience at GlaxoSmithKline

This autumn 2 of our Key Stage 4 students gained this ‘Molecule to Market’ placement

Congratulations to Tabitha Bower & Diya Gracias Velho whose applications resulted in achieving this very competitive work experience.

The aim is to: Inspire students to study science-related subjects at a higher level, gain an insight into working for a pharmaceutical company such as GSK and understand the opportunities and wide range of careers available in this industry.

This full 3 day programme included: Drug Discovery, Clinical Trials, Regulatory Affairs, Drug Safety, Manufacturing, Marketing plus key career advice and interview sessions with GSK’s employees.

Tabitha says:  “I thoroughly enjoyed my work experience placement at GlaxoSmithKline and I was able to meet some incredible professionals.  We were all given the task of creating and later marketing a drug that would cure asthma in either the short or long term which challenged us to think both logically and creatively.”

and from Diya: “I learned how difficult it is to create a medicine that can save lives; that really stood out for me. This programme was amazing.”