Business Support Student Placements at Lubrizol

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Placement Year (10 Months+)
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East Midlands
Hazelwood - Derby
Role May Involve
Business Management Marketing Purchasing and Supply

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Business Support Student Placements

Purchasing Student Placement

The Purchasing department at Lubrizol provide a cost effective and efficient procurement service for equipment and supplies, principally at the Hazelwood site. As a Purchasing student you will be liaising with internal customers, suppliers and colleagues as well as working closely with the Stores department on stock level replenishment and learning how to ensure timely and accurate deliveries for our sites across the UK. Throughout the year you will also be responsible for ensuring our systems are up to date and contain correct and relevant information whilst liaising with internal customers, suppliers and colleagues.

Marketing | Business Support Student Placement

As a Marketing and Business placement student you will be working closely with both Industrial and Driveline business areas to meet the marketing needs of both our internal and external customers.
You will be responsible for providing market research services for product managers and working with them to improve our market knowledge on specific products and industries. As well as this, you will be involved in developing promotional and marketing materials to highlight and differentiate selected products whilst also coordinating technical documents ensuring consistency within Lubrizol. You will also be the primary contact in Europe for administration co-ordination and publishing key internal marketing and business support documents.

Global Communications | Business Support Student Placement

Our Global Communications department is a small team of skilled professionals who work on a range of different projects to meet the needs of our customers, on time no matter where they are in the world.

Whilst on placement with us you will be involved in data management, project management and collating global databases. As well as this you will be assisting photographers on shoot as and when required. This is a very diverse role and you will work on a wide range of projects across all kinds of media and for a global audience. So, if you enjoy the challenge, can project manage multiple things at once and enjoy working with creative people in a fast-paced environment, this is the role for you.

At our Hazelwood site, for Science and Chemistry students, we also offer lab based roles within Chemical Synthesis, Applied and Strategic Research and Blend Test Services.

In addition to this, we offer an office based Regulatory Chemical Compliance role, which assists Lubrizol’s commitment to the health, safety and environmental aspects of our chemistries.

Our Manchester site, Blackley, home to our Advanced Materials research and development centre for excellence offers two lab based roles within our Performance Coatings Group. These are Research Chemist and Applications Chemist.

If you are interested in our non-science based opportunities, we also offer placements within Engineering and IT Support.


You must be studying towards a Business or Marketing related degree involving a year in industry and achieving a 2:1 or above.

About Lubrizol

At Lubrizol, a Berkshire Hathaway company, our specialty chemicals expertise enhances practically every facet of life, from the way you move from place to place, to how you take care of yourself, to how you work.

Every day we work to solve tough performance challenges, creating unique formulations and developing new products that will bring greater reliability, efficiency and wellness to billions of lives around the world. You’ll find our materials and technologies in the vehicles you drive, the shampoos, creams and lotions you use, the medicines you take, the clothes you wear and the electronic devices and plumbing systems you rely on.

How to apply

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