How we work with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)

A global leader in pharmaceuticals, GSK’s mechanical engineers are responsible for projects from the design and installation of manufacturing equipment through to building maintenance and R&D. 

GSK case study

As their products evolve, their machinery becomes more sophisticated and bespoke: from packaging tablets to filling dry-powder inhalers and bottling Lucozade.

Efficiency is emphasised, as is sustainability. Ambitious targets focus on maintaining quality while reducing CO2 production and water wastage.

Engineers also undertake complex analyses, for example studying fluid dynamic activity in the lungs to improve the delivery of drugs from inhalers.

To carry out this work, the engineers must develop increasingly specific skills. 

We can't do without competent, highly qualified individuals, and we see professional registration as an appropriate marker for this. Our engineers understand this, they pursue registration and personally value the official stamp it puts on their skills.

Eur Ing Jim Stewart CEng FIMechE Site Development Manager, GlaxoSmithKline

Benchmarking skills

As a consequence, both GSK and the engineers themselves are keen to benchmark skills against the external standard of professional registration, in order to demonstrate their commitment to a high level of engineering excellence. 

In such a high-risk industry, having an external marker for employee competence is vital to GSK’s business.

For over a decade, their engineers have completed our Mechanical Engineer’s Monitored Professional Development Scheme (MPDS), supported by us through seminars, workshops and individual sessions. The company was one of the first to offer our EngTech accreditation to its engineering technicians; putting a meaningful stamp on their specialised skill-set. 

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