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Group Science Graduate Programme

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Competitive Salary
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Graduate scheme
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We are currently witnessing the biggest consumer shift in our industry, with millions of smokers around the world choosing to switch to less harmful alternatives. Offering them a variety of innovative products optimised to meet their differing needs will give them the best chance of switching for good. Combining our skills, market knowledge and creativity, we are developing the next generation of products to give smokers the choice of something better.

At Imperial Brands Science, we conduct scientific research on all our products through our specialists in plant science, physical assessment, chemistry, in-vitro toxicology, biology, behavioural, statistical modelling, behavioural and product health assessment.

What’s the deal?

Responsibility from day one; giving you the skills, experience and insights you need to become one of our future Scientific Managers. If you want to shape the future of an innovative global business, then this is the opportunity for you.

We undertake and monitor scientific research to continually improve our knowledge We use this to develop and assess new products with the potential to be safer than combustible products. We are increasingly focusing our attention on developing and expanding our NGP portfolio (next-generation products) and want to reduce the health impact of tobacco by encouraging smokers to switch to products with lower health risks.

What do I need?

You must be a graduate and have the legal right to work in the UK. Beyond that, it’s your skills and attitude that really matter, in addition you will have studied a Science based degree.

We need you to be:

  • Driven and results-oriented
  • Curious and willing to respectfully challenge the status quo
  • Passionate about using science to develop future brands
  • Committed to learning and growing every day

What will I be doing?

Over two years, you will work in our Group Science function in areas that could range from Scientific Engagement, Regulatory Affairs and Harm Reduction Science. Through this programme, you will be able to develop an understanding of the scientific arm of our business, whilst forging your own career path in Science.

Along the way, there will be plenty of opportunities for you to hone your scientific skills, as you help shape the future of our next generation products at a time of exciting change.

Who am I joining?

Imperial Brands is a truly international FTSE 30 FMCG business that is widely recognised on the global stage. We generate over £30bn revenue and employ over 30,000 like-minded achievers in markets worldwide. We’re driven by a common purpose: to create something better for the world’s smokers including next generation product consumers.

Find out more about our Science division on our dedicated website

What are the rewards?

We truly value the contribution our graduates make to the business and offer a highly competitive package.


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