Research & Development Intern
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 Research & Development Team, where you will be able to gain valuable work experience in a global FMCG company.
We are seeking an intern to join our Research & Development department, based in Folkestone, Kent on a 12-month contract starting in Summer 2023.
As a Development Chemist Intern, you will work on a diverse range of tasks which will further your knowledge and skills as well as adding value to our business. During the internship you will receive a tailored induction as well as regular feedback and reviews with your supervisor.
As part of our Research & Development Team, you will be working on tasks such as:
Checking and carrying out calibrations of equipment and carrying out routine checks of equipment.
Understanding how the equipment works and when to use it.
Organization of chemical disposal.
Placing products on stability both from new developments and existing production runs over a variety of formats e.g. aerosols, liquids, lotions, tubes.
Filling samples – preparation of formulations for stability so gaining understanding the formulation of a range of products.
Ordering of chemicals and supplies for the lab & maintaining general lab tidiness.
Assistance of pilot manufacture when required.
Individual projects/joining a specific team (Batiste, Nair, Femfresh etc...)
Exposure to project meetings and discussions with marketing, project managers, production etc.
Who we are looking for
We welcome applications from current students looking to undertake an industry placement year and also graduates seeking their first Development Chemist opportunity.
The ideal candidate will:
Be an undergraduate/postgraduate ideally in Cosmetic Science / Chemistry.
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.
A valid UK driver’s license (travel required between Folkestone sites)
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