Quality Assurance Placement at Church & Dwight

Placement Year (10 Months+)
Application Deadline
15th June 2019
South East
Folkestone, Kent
Role May Involve
Chemistry Science/Research

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Quality Assurance Placement

Are you looking for an placement 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 placement within our Quality Assurance Team, where you will be able to gain valuable work experience in a global FMCG company.

Who are we?

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 form part of our exciting brands. And we are growing our brand portfolio every year.

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

The opportunity

We are seeking an intern to join our Quality Assurance Department, based in Folkestone, Kent on a 12 month contract starting in Summer 2019.

As a Quality Assurance intern, you will gain exposure and experience in a wide range of Quality Assurance activities including Complaint Management, Investigations, Root Cause Analysis, Validation and Auditing. You will support both our in-house production of Cosmetic and Medical Device products and our external network of Contract Manufacturers and Service Providers.

Duties will include some of the following:

  • Supporting the complaint management process. Monitoring trends, following up with consumers and distributors, performing and documenting investigations.
  • Supporting production investigations and non-conformances.
  • Checking batch records of manufactured batches.
  • Supporting validation activities for production and laboratory operations.
  • Supporting inspection readiness by regulatory authorities against ISO 13485 and ISO 22716 standards. Review of procedures, training, self-inspections.
  • Supporting audits of contract manufacturers and suppliers and working with them to resolve any non-conformances.
  • Exposure to project meetings and discussions with various other departments in the business.

Who we are looking for

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

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