Development Chemist Placement at Church & Dwight

Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Application Deadline
10th February 2019
Regions
South East
Town/City
Folkestone, Kent
Salary
Competitive
Role May Involve
Chemistry Consumer Products/FMCG

Connect with this company

Church & Dwight Overall Rating

- 5 reviews

Development Chemist Placement

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.

The opportunity

We are seeking an intern to join our Research & Development department, based in Folkestone, Kent on a 12 month contract starting in August 2019.

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.
  • Organisation 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.
  • 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.
  • 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)

About Church & Dwight

You may be more familiar with our products than with our company name. Batiste dry shampoo, Pearl Drops Whitening toothpolish, 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 and Waterpik.

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 300 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 a valid European passport or a student visa that allows you to undertake an internship opportunity, please contact our HR Team explaining why you would like to work with Church & Dwight UK and attaching a current CV to: HRDepartment.UK@churchdwight.com

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.