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Chemical Engineering Industrial Placement

Job/scheme locations: 
Maidenhead, Montrose, Ware, Weybridge, Worthing
Type of opportunity: 
Application deadline: 

What does a Chemical Engineering industrial placement have to offer?

Chemical Engineering placement in one of our GSK manufacturing sites will give you hands on practical application of the theory from university. 

Our sites produce a huge range of different products, from tablets and inhalers to toothpaste and mouthwash. 

During your 12 months with us, you’ll gain experience in areas such as:

  • Process improvement activities to ensure good manufacturing practice
  • Safety and/or quality risk assessments
  • Plant commissioning/design (change management and validation)
  • Project management and planning
  • Leading root cause analysis investigations.
  • A range of manufacturing processes, such as: dry blending, milling, enzyme extraction, solids separation, evaporation, powder mixing and transfer, granulation, coring, tablet compression, film coating of tablets, roller compaction, milling, tablet or bottle filling. 

Whichever role you go into you will be applying the skills you already have and developing new skills such as; team working, effective communication and time management.

You will work with and learn from an experienced team of multi-disciplined engineers. They will coach and mentor you during your year to help you achieve your potential.

We are looking for well-organised, patient-focused students who are passionate about problem solving and the products we make.

Click apply to go to our website and find out further details of the role at each site.

Degree requirements:

  • Must be on track for a 2.1 (or above) in an IChemE accredited undergraduate degree. You will have completed a minimum of 2 years of your undergraduate degree but will not have graduated at the start of your placement. You will be expected to provide evidence from your university to show you will be an undergraduate student for the duration of the placement year.

Closing date: Wednesday 16th October 2019

The Assessment Centre for successful applicants is expected to take place in:

  • Maidenhead – week commencing 26th November 2019
  • Worthing – from mid-November to mid-December 2019
  • Montrose – from the 2nd to the 21st of December 2019
  • Weybridge – from mid-November to mid-December 2019
  • Ware – week commencing 11th November 2019 

We recruit on an on-going basis and prioritise applications based on the application date.

Applications will closed when we have filled our assessment centre dates.


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More about this vacancy

Number of vacancies: 
6 to 10
Degree requirements: 
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