Environmental Health and Safety Placement at Illumina

Placement Year (10 Months+)
Application Deadline
31st December 2018
East of England
Salary Band
£18,000 - £19,999
Role May Involve
Civil Engineering Construction/Trades Property/Real Estate

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Environmental Health and Safety Placement

Are you seeking a company that will offer you rewarding, challenging work and a chance to make a difference? Then you should consider Illumina's iAspire Internship Program. Our mission? To help improve human health by unlocking the power of the genome.

We have established ourselves as the global leader in DNA sequencing and array-based technologies through our focus on innovation, serving customers in the research, clinical and applied markets. We currently facilitate a myriad of processes in the life sciences, oncology, reproductive health, agriculture and other emerging segments.

Each summer, dozens of undergrad, Masters and PhD students embrace these internship roles globally. Our 12-month program, iAspire, focuses on meaningful project work, professional and personal development, in addition to providing networking opportunities.

When you join the high-performing team at Illumina, your work takes on new meaning—to an exponential degree. Our growth, our positive culture, and the impact our products are having in the world will ignite the same passion in you that drives our people forward. And together, we accomplish beyond expectations.

Scope of the internship:

  • Working alongside the EHS team, you will involved in various aspects of compliance programs across EMEA, assisting with the development of health, safety and /or environmental procedures, Work instructions.
  • involvement in reporting, investigating incidents, including root cause analysis, participating in emergency response and preparing emergency response plans for fire, spills, other emergency events.
  • Carrying out workplace inspections across sites.
  • Managing, tracking and updating EH&S records/documentation.
  • Presentations to internal customers, teams as required.
  • Production and distribution of EH&S Metrics/reports.
  • Training as appropriate such as new starter inductions, other training as appropriate.
  • Coordinating with the external EMEA-wide consultancy program.
  • Promoting and supporting the health, safety, environment and sustainability culture.
  • Working closely with internal customers to resolve queries.
  • EH&S Contract management and coordination.
  • Organising and conducting risk assessments as required and ensuring they meet legal requirements. Implementation and training for staff on the new Illumina Risk Assessment Tool.
  • Working with operational teams to carry out root-cause analysis and investigations and coordinating/implementing corrective measures.
  • Carrying out safety inspections and managing the inspection program.

Preferred experience and qualifications:

  • Strong database skill set that includes Excel or comparable tools
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Detail focused and task oriented
  • Ability to adapt quickly to a fast-paced environment

This role is located in Granta Park, near Cambridge, UK.

The selection Process:

Once your application has been submitted, our dedicated recruitment team will perform an initial review, and then contact shortlisted individuals via telephone, before inviting you to complete a digital, video interview. The culmination of our selection process is for the finalists to attend an assessment day at our offices in south Cambridge.

Reasonable travel and accommodation expenses will be reimbursed to applicants invited to an assessment day.

Please note eligibility to work in the UK is a requirement to participate in the iAspire program.

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