Catalent Careers

GOLD Program

The Global Operations Leadership Development (GOLD) program is an intensive, two-year, three rotation leadership development opportunity designed for university graduates who have a strong desire to accelerate their career growth in an entrepreneurial, fast-paced corporate environment. The Catalent culture fosters innovative thinking and challenges leaders to achieve their highest potential.

Our program is designed to prepare you for a multi-faceted career at Catalent. In addition to on-the-job experiences in operations, we also offer learning opportunities in broader business areas across other functions within the company.

A Message from John Chiminski, President and CEO, Catalent Pharma Solutions

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Catalent’s Global Operations Leadership Development (GOLD) program sets the standard in providing a world-class leadership development program for emerging leaders from top universities. Our mission is to challenge GOLD participants to achieve their highest potential in preparation for an accelerated and dynamic career at Catalent.

Our entrepreneurial, fast-paced culture enables us to offer distinct advantages over leadership programs in larger organizations: We give GOLD participants high levels of accountability in leading key business initiatives and provide them with opportunities to interact with senior executives and contribute fresh ideas that challenge the status quo.

Catalent’s Leadership Team is actively involved in providing the highest quality experience to our participants. This program plays an important role in developing Catalent’s next generation of leaders and I am personally committed to its ongoing success.

It is an exciting time to join Catalent as our geographic footprint continues to expand across the globe. We take pride in serving as the global market leader in providing innovative manufacturing, packaging, research and development solutions to our customers in the pharmaceutical industry.

I personally welcome you to learn more about how you can become part of the Catalent GOLD team of leaders and embark on a journey that will establish a strong foundation for your future success.

John Chiminski, President and CEO
Catalent Pharma Solutions

Gaining Real-World, Hands-On Experience

GOLD program participants obtain critical hands-on experience and high levels of accountability in various business areas such as quality, manufacturing, packaging, project management, and operational excellence within a global environment.

To accelerate your professional development and quick immersion into Catalent’s operations, you will rotate through a series of diverse job assignments across different technologies and geographies.

Responsibilities could include:

  • Materials management
  • Production scheduling & leadership
  • Quality control/audit
  • Lean manufacturing
  • Project management
  • Equipment & process validation
Building Excellence in Leadership

GOLD program participants will participate in a Leadership Development Program that includes formal classroom training, experiential learning, mentoring, Green Belt training and coaching. The program is designed to build skills in leading, managing, and inspiring others. GOLD participants will also gain knowledge of important business and financial concepts as part of our commitment to developing your business acumen.

Additional program enhancements include global cross-functional team projects, visibility to senior management, and mentoring discussions with the CEO and executive leaders.

Get your career off to a great start with GOLD! 

Program Requirements

Candidates for Catalent’s GOLD Program must meet the following requirements for consideration:

  • Bachelor’s degree (technical discipline preferred)
  • Strong commitment to career development in operations management
  • Excellent academic record
  • Proven leadership ability and learning agility
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Fluency in English; other language skills desireable
  • Willingness to relocate
  • Flexible work hours

Upon successful completion of the program, participants will be offered a full-time position at one of Catalent’s locations. Placement will be based on professional interests, performance in rotations, and organizational resource needs.

The GOLD Program Experience

Nick Lenarduzzi

Nick Lenarduzzi, GOLD Alumni
"The GOLD program is a great way to start a career.  Through the different rotations, training sessions and projects that GOLD associates take part in, we are able to gain a good understanding of   how the company functions from the global level down to site  operations. Through my rotations I gained hands on experience in global project management, supplier quality management, and raw material quality control. Through different experience, GOLD associates learn about front line leadership, strategic and tactical execution, setting group priorities, supplier and customer relationships, and many other invaluable lessons.  I feel well equipped to take on any challenge in my career because of what I have gained through my experience in the GOLD program."

Cristina Wong-Nomura

Cristina Wong-Nomura, GOLD Alumni
"Of the many gems that the GOLD program has to offer, I personally   appreciate the strong global community that is built amongst my   peers.  By sharing the GOLD brand, you are a part of a tight-knit   group of change agents at Catalent sites around the world.  The power of collaboration and best practice sharing allows silos to be broken down and knowledge to free-flow between sites – often times with you as the connection.  In addition, as part of the program, you gain exposure to the senior leaders of the company, allowing you not only to develop your professional network, but also grow your personal brand and continuously learn from experienced mentors and coaches."