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Research Development Quality (RD&Q) Process Internship/Placement

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Job/scheme locations: 
Birmingham, Reading
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Application deadline: 

Are You Ready to Make It Happen at Mondelez International?

Join our Mission to Lead the Future of Snacking. Make It Matter.

As an organisation we are committed to developing the next generation of Makers and Bakers. Joining us at an early career stage in our fast paced and ever changing environment will enable you to do more, learn more and grow more. You will be encouraged to step outside your comfort zone– you may even surprise yourself! We will ensure you are given the support you need to be at your best and enable you to be yourself and bring passion and personality. Here you can lean in and speak up and bring your own flavour.

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Are you studying towards an Engineering or Science Degree’ (e.g. food science, nutrition, engineering or related discipline) Do you want a taste of the career you could have with Mondelez? Sink your teeth into one of our sweet internships.  

Our Internships are 12 months long (although some roles have the flexibility to be shorter) and during your placement, we’ll make you an integral part of our team and give you a real job – with real responsibilities – from day one. We hope to help you expand your horizons and encourage your personal and professional development.  

We want to make sure you get the most from your time with us. That’s why once you join we’ll work out ambitious but achievable goals for you. Then through the support of a mentor and regular reviews with your manager, we’ll help you achieve them. 

Life in Research Development Quality Innovation (RDQI): 

As an intern at Mondelēz International you will be responsible and accountable for your project(s). During the placement you will be expected to plan and execute tests of various scale (e.g. benchtop, pilot plant, and factory) as appropriate for your project as well as to coordinate informal sensory assessment. Key deliverables would be to produce technical reports/presentations and periodically communicate your key findings to stakeholders. You will also have the opportunity to interact with the wider RDQI Community, other business functions and external suppliers. In addition to this you may also be expected to support other ongoing project activities in and outside of your immediate team. For some roles, occasional international travel may be required. 

We have RDQI centres supporting Mondelēz International research and innovation in 2 UK locations: 

  • Bournville: Chocolate RDQI 
  • Reading: Mondelez Global Science Centre and Reading Scientific Services Limited (RSSL) 

Process Development:  

This team works on process design; for safety, efficiency & quality, and to optimise processes for new & existing products.  As an intern, you will have the opportunity to exercise your technical creativity by analysing processes & investigating design opportunities to scope new technologies.   

Disciplines: Engineering  

Technology Discovery: 

The technology discovery team unlocks future technology to enable the business to grow, by understanding how science and technology advances can be applied creatively to our products. You will be surrounded by world class experts in cocoa, chocolate and confectionery science and engineering. 

Disciplines: All Engineering disciplines, especially chemical and mechanical and other scientific. 

Essential Candidate requirements 

Studying towards a Food Science, Engineering or other scientific discipline (e.g. Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry, Food & Nutrition, Physical Sciences, Materials Science, Physics) 

  • 2:1 degree - predicted end result  (or equivalent) 
  • Self-drive and motivation 
  • Naturally inquisitive and passionate about technical excellence and sciences and can apply fundamental knowledge practically 
  • Can work with a level of autonomy, as well as works well in a team 
  • Demonstrates strong analytical, communication and presentation abilities  
  • Pro-active, highly motivated, ready to take on new responsibilities and build strong relationships  
  • Organisation and planning skills  
  • If there are opportunities, able to travel overseas, for plant trials/commissioning work and occasionally work on shift, as projects needs dictate  
  • Good working knowledge of MS Office  

We recruit throughout the year and we review our applications on a first come, first served basis. We also reserve the right to close our vacancies early and therefore we recommend that you complete and submit your application as soon as possible.

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South East, West Midlands
Number of vacancies: 
Up to 5