Who they are

A research-based pharmaceutical company that employs over 100,000 people in 117 countries, and has an estimated 7% of the world's pharmaceuticals market. Headquarters are in the UK with operations based in the US.  


“We believe we are the only pharmaceutical company researching both medicines and vaccines for the World Health Organization’s three priority diseases – HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, and are very proud to have developed some of the leading global medicines in these fields.”


“We supply one quarter of the world’s vaccines.” More

What they make

Medicines and healthcare products. “Many of our consumer brands are household names: Ribena, Horlicks, Lucozade, Aquafresh, Sensodyne, Panadol, Tums, Zovirax.”


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Where they make them in Scotland

Montrose Manufacturing site

Cobden St



DD10 8EA

Tel: 01674 672606


Irvine Manufacturing site

Shewalton Road



KA11 5AP

Tel: 01294 274200

What they want

“We place great emphasis not only on what we achieve, but also on how we deliver our achievements. Integrity is critical in everything that we do.


Our culture is summed up in the GSK spirit that defines the qualities we expect all our employees to embrace:


   * performance with integrity

   * entrepreneurial spirit

   * focus on innovation

   * a sense of urgency

   * passion for achievement


Our mission and spirit help our employees deal with new challenges and maintain a clear focus.” More


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What it’s like to work there

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Google Earth

Medium resolution image at Irvine, low at Montrose