Frequently Asked Questions

Can I directly apply by sending my resume and cover letter via email?

Only applications submitted via the Boston Scientific Careers website will be accepted. This is to enhance the efficiency and transparency of the application process.

What is the typical timeline for the GLDP application process?

The application process usually takes up to three months from job application to final interview

What does the application and selection process involve?

Our application and selection process involves some or all of the following stages:

  • Online application via Boston Scientific Careers portal
  • Online assessments
  • Interviews
  • Case Studies

When is the start date of the GLDP?

The start date of the program will be mutually discussed at the point of a job offer.

If I am not originally from an Asia Pacific country, can I still apply for GLDP?

We welcome GLDP applications from those who aspire, and are committed, to developing themselves towards a senior leadership role in Asia Pacific. If you are interested, we encourage you to ask yourself the following three questions before applying:

  • Are you committed to working and staying in Asia Pacific for the following five years and beyond?
  • Do you have the necessary work authorizations for one or more country in Asia Pacific?
  • Are you eligible for a U.S. training visa?

You may apply for the GLDP but will be required to prove your right to work in the Asia Pacific country that you are applying to. Boston Scientific is only able to sponsor work visas for the training assignment in the U.S.

What is the opportunity like for applicants without healthcare industry experience? Is it a must have?

Healthcare industry-specific knowledge doesn't always guarantee a successful application to the GLDP. We are looking for people that have transferable skills and a strong learning agility as well as tenacity, bravery and imagination to make a meaningful impact on the lives of patients around the world. Whatever your industry background, we are interested in people that are curious, thrive on ambiguity and love collaborating and working in a team to solve challenges.

Must I return to my home country (APAC region) after the training assignment in the U.S.?

We expect GLDP participants to go back to their home countries as part of the program scheme. If you would like to apply for the GLDP, you should be geographically mobile in the next 3-5 years and particularly committed to the Asia Pacific region and your home country.

GLDP participants should be prepared to complete the 3-year bespoken program. Whilst it is sometimes possible to work in a country other than your home country at one of your rotations, this is not the norm and entirely based on business needs and the discretion of the company.

How many candidates will Boston Scientific hire for the 2020 GLDP intake?

GLDP is a prestigious leadership development program and a substantial investment is made in each management associate to achieve their highest potential with us. Intakes are small to ensure that our management associates receive the quality of training and support that we promise.

How are the roles determined in the GLDP?

Roles will be a joint decision by key stakeholders involved in your bespoke development plan, taking into consideration the business requirements and opportunities available as well as your career aspirations and strengths.

How can I be successful in the GLDP?

You need to be comfortable with ambiguity, act with integrity, take personal accountability in everything that you do, drive your own performance as well as your professional development and build strong relationships in Boston Scientific.

Are there other rotational programs in Boston Scientific?

For other rotational programs in Boston Scientific, please visit the Global Careers Website.

Who should I contact if I have other questions?

You are always welcome to contact us at GLDP@bsci.com.