GSK's graduate programme has given Alicia the opportunity to work on a large and challenging electrical engineering project in Panama


GSK Electrical Engineer Alicia works on a huge Panama project

GSK Electrical Engineer Alicia works on a huge Panama project

 February 13, 2020

Alicia is an electrical engineer at GSK. Her work is vitally important - she has to keep a factory running continuously that is producing medicine to help people.

Working on a huge engineering project in Panama

On her first rotation, she has been sent to Panama.

"It is a huge project and it is really challenging. I have never done anything like that before and it is a really exciting project where, obviously, someone has trusted me after being here only a few months. It is a really good experience," she says.

"I am running the project. My responsibility is to improve the electrical network. There are people coming from lots of different countries; it is really good to have people with different ideas from different cultures."

Learning from senior staff and GSK's graduate programme

Alicia always tries to learn as much as she can from senior people on-site and tries to shadow them.

"They were always really supportive, answering all my questions, it is a really good working environment," she adds.

"The training that we get in the graduate programme is great. You get a personal budget for technical courses and you could select anything that you would like to do. I am registering in the IET. I have gone to several conferences where they tell you about how to gain your chartership. I would like to become a chartered electrical engineer at some point; it is quite exciting."

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