Chemical Engineering Placement at Church & Dwight

Placement Year (10 Months+)
Application Deadline
22nd January 2020
South East
Folkestone, Kent
Role May Involve
Chemical Engineering Chemistry Engineering Manufacturing Science/Research

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Chemical Engineering 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 July/August 2020.

As a Chemical Engineering 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:

  • Developing personal care product formulations by making it in lab/pilot facilities.
  • Generating ideas to improve manufacturing methods based on chemical engineering principles.
  • Developing existing and new lab & pilot manufacturing facilities and assisting on pilot manufacture when required.
  • Carry out product stability of new/existing product developments of variety of formats e.g.
  • rosols, liquids, lotions, tubes.
  • Contributing to developing automation software for manufacturing processes.
  • Exposure to project meetings and discussions with marketing, project managers, production, supply chain etc.
  • Using basic analytical measurement equipment like viscometer, pH meter, microscope etc.
  • Understanding of P&IDs, take part in risk analysis, FMEA studies when required.

Who are we looking for

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

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be an undergraduate/postgraduate ideally in Chemical Engineering/Technology.
  • Have basic understanding of unit operations like solid/liquid mixing.
  • 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)

If you would like to apply for this opportunity and have the right to work in the UK, please visit our careers website and apply directly for the role.

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.

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

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