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QC Laboratory Internship

Job Description

A collective energy and ambition. A place where you can make a real difference.

We’re a company that genuinely cares about our people, our products, our consumers and the environment.

Our unique, informal culture champions courage, determination and collaboration. Knowing we have an open and supportive team means each of us has the freedom to take responsibility and ownership. We have a shared passion to work hard, innovate and push boundaries.

United by the belief that when we strive for growth, anything is possible. While we might not be the largest company in our industry, we believe we can have the biggest impact because: Together We Have the Power to Win.

Are you looking for an internship in the UK? Are you enthusiastic, numerate, IT proficient and a team player? If your answer is 'YES' we may have just the opportunity for you!

We have an exciting opportunity for a paid internship within our Quality Team, where you will be able to gain valuable work experience in a global FMCG company.

The Opportunity

We are seeking an intern to join our Quality Control Department, based in Folkestone, Kent on a 12-month contract starting in Summer 2021.

As a Quality Control Laboratory intern, you will gain exposure and experience in all areas of Quality Control, in support of our in-house production of Cosmetic and Medical Device products. You will work in both the analytical and microbiology laboratories and the incoming component inspection team.

Duties will include some of the following:

  • Performing analysis of Raw Materials, Bulk and Finished Product using techniques such as:

    • Ion Chromatography

    • Gas Chromatography

    • Infra-Red

    • Karl Fischer

    • Viscometers

  • Microbiological analysis of Finished Products and Water samples.

  • Inspection and release of incoming components

  • Checking and carrying out calibrations of equipment and carrying out routine checks of equipment.

  • Supporting investigations from Customer Complaints

  • Supporting the Production Department with investigations and queries

  • Support R&D with stability testing and investigations.

  • Ordering of chemicals and supplies for the lab.

  • General tidiness of the lab.

  • Exposure to project meetings and discussions with various other departments in the business.

Who are we Looking for

We welcome applications from current students looking to undertake an industry placement year and also graduates seeking their first Quality Control opportunity.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be an undergraduate/postgraduate in a Scientific subject.

  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Be able to demonstrate a “can do” attitude and desire to continuously improve.

  • Have the ability to work as part of a team.

  • Have an enquiring mind.

  • Be competent in MS Office, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

About Church & Dwight

You may be more familiar with our products than with our company name. Batiste dry shampoo, Pearl Drops Whitening tooth polish, Arm & Hammer baking soda toothpaste, Femfresh Intimate wash, Orajel toothache & ulcer relief, Sterimar natural sea water nasal spray and Nair hair removal products all of which form part of our exciting brands. We are continuing to grow our portfolio each year with new exciting acquisitions our newest including Viviscal, Toppik, Anusol, Waterpik and Flawless.

Church & Dwight UK Ltd are based in Folkestone, Kent, where we develop, produce & distribute many of our products and work with Sofibel in Paris and Church & Dwight GmbH in Frankfurt, Germany to form the European team. We are part of Church & Dwight Co. Inc. based in New Jersey, USA.

In the UK we employ over 370 people who undertake a range of roles from Research & Development & Marketing through to Purchasing, Production and Supply Chain. These teams are supported by departments such as Finance & Human Resources.

How to apply

If you would like to apply for this opportunity and have the right to work in the UK (including a student visa that allows you to undertake an internship opportunity), please visit our careers website and apply directly for the role.

We highly recommend you include a Cover Letter with your application, highlighting your key skills and confirming why you wish to be considered for this opportunity.

You can upload a Cover Letter under the "My Experience" page of the application process, under "Resume/CV".

We are currently recruiting for Interns across our business functions, for intern opportunities in other subjects please visit the careers page of the Church & Dwight UK website.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: 18th January 2021

For more information on our company, our brands and our culture visit us at http://www.churchdwight.co.uk/

When applying for a role and sending your cv, you understand that the Company will hold your personal data in relation to your prospective employment and will process that data for legitimate business reasons within the requirements of UK data protection laws currently in effect and as they become applicable, including the Data Protection Act 1998, the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679)) and any successor legislation. Candidate Privacy Notice.


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DIVERSITY At Church & Dwight

Church & Dwight strives to create an environment where everyone feels free to bring their authentic self to work every day.

We win when we respect every employee for who they are – regardless of gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other differences. We believe that our employees’ contributions are richer because of their diversity. We aim to be a diverse, inclusive and equitable company and are determined to build a culture where people have the power to win together.

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As an equal opportunity employer, Church & Dwight is committed to providing access and opportunities to individuals with disabilities. Applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contact 877-809-8449 or email their resume and cover letter to jobs@churchdwight.com. Please note that these options are available only to those needing an accommodation because of a medical condition or disability. All email submissions should include “Accommodation needed” in the subject line as well as information related to the specific position you are interested in (requisition number, job title, location, etc.). Church & Dwight will not respond to inquiries made to jobs@churchdwight.com or 877-809-8449 that are not related to accessibility of the online application system by persons with medical conditions or disabilities. To review Church & Dwight’s Equal Opportunities Employer Policy, click link below.

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