We offer exciting 12-month placement opportunities to students that are looking to work with us to deliver on our mission to save and improve lives. A placement with us will give you the opportunity to collaborate alongside subject matter experts, bring your own ideas and share real responsibility whilst delivering on meaningful projects alongside a passionate, diverse and inclusive workforce.
Who we are
We are a global biopharmaceutical leader with a diverse portfolio of prescription medicines, oncology, vaccines and animal health products. We are driven by our purpose to develop and deliver innovative products that save and improve lives. With over 70,000 employees operating in more than 140 countries, we offer state of the art laboratories, plants and offices that are designed to Inspire our employees as we learn, develop and grow in our careers. We are proud of over 125 years of service to humanity and continue to be one of the worlds biggest investors in Research & Development.
We are officially certified by the Top Employer Institute and been awarded the exclusive Top Employer United Kingdom Certification for the third year running.
Our Manufacturing & Supply Division is committed to be the most trusted supplier of bio-pharmaceuticals worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, create an interdependent global manufacturing network that's committed to delivering a high quality, reliable supply to customers and patients on time, every time.
Our Manufacturing Operations teams are the people that make our products, whilst our engineers support internal and external manufacturing operations, helping them remain operational, continuously improve and innovate. We work with a ?Safety First, Quality Always? mindset striving for continuous improvement. We work in the local plant connected to our global manufacturing network to ensure the highest quality of raw materials, intermediates and finished products.
These placements will help build a strong foundation for success in your future, whilst working in a professional and friendly environment. Throughout your twelve-month placement you will be provided with the opportunity to support, develop and improve our manufacturing and packaging systems and processes.
Our 12-month Student Placement programme within Pharmaceutical Manufacturing and Engineering offers a wide range of opportunities, and a unique insight into the world of the pharmaceutical industry.
For our 2021 Student Placement Programme, we are offering roles in the following areas (see the detailed job descriptions using the how to apply link below):
- Pharmaceutical Engineering
- Pharmaceutical Packaging Integrated Process Team
- Pharmaceutical Bulk Integrated Process Team
- Pharmaceutical Bulk Technical Operations
- Pharmaceutical Technical Operations
Whatever your career path; we offer opportunities to develop and expand your career while making a true difference in peoples' lives.
- You will be looking to complete a 12-month placement in your third or penultimate year of study, returning to your course at the end of the placement
- Engineering: Studying an Engineering related degree (or equivalent qualification)
- Pharmaceutical Packaging Integrated Process Team: Studying a Science, Engineering or Business-related degree (or equivalent qualification)
- Pharmaceutical Bulk Integrated Process Team: Studying a Chemical Engineering, Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Science or Chemistry degree (or equivalent qualification)
- Pharmaceutical Bulk Technical Operations: Studying a Chemical Engineering, Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Science or Chemistry related degree (or equivalent qualification)
- Pharmaceutical Technical Operations: Studying a Science, Technology, Maths or Engineering (STEM) related degree (or equivalent qualification)
- Please view the full job descriptions for each role on our website for more specific responsibilities and requirements
- Highly proficient in Microsoft Office (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
All the student placement positions listed above will be based in Cramlington, UK.
Deadline for applications
We assess applications on a rolling basis, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. This role will be removed once this position has been filled.
Important employment information
MSD has made the decision to spin-off products from its Women's Health, trusted Legacy Brands, and Biosimilars businesses to form a new, independent company. This new company, named ?Organon?, will become an independent, publicly traded company in 2021 with its global and US headquarters to be based in Jersey City, New Jersey.
We intend to move these positions to this new company (NewCo) when it becomes an independent company. For this exciting new opportunity, we are seeking candidates with an entrepreneurial and learning spirit who are interested in a career of purpose, personal growth and leadership. Working together, we will make a significant impact on the health and lives of people around the world. For more information about Organon, please click here.
NewCo will improve the lives of people globally by unleashing the promise of trusted brands across women's health and other important therapeutic areas. We are committed to becoming the worlds leading women's health company investing in innovations that support women's well-being.
Other important information:
Our presence in the UK goes back a long way. For over 80 years, we've been researching, developing and supplying new medicines and vaccines that prevent and treat diseases that occur at every stage of life.
Today we're one of the top five biopharmaceutical companies in the UK and employ over 2,000 people across five sites in Hertfordshire, Northumberland, Buckinghamshire, Edinburgh and London.
How are MSD in the UK adjusting our hiring process with COVID-19
At MSD in the UK our key priorities during the current COVID-19 outbreak are both maintaining supply of critical medicines to our patients and ensuring the health and safety of our employees and candidates. In support of Government measures to limit the spread of infection, we have therefore developed a new flexible, virtual route for candidates applying and interviewing for our open roles.
We are proud to be a company that embraces the value of bringing diverse, talented, and committed people together. The fastest way to breakthrough innovation is when diverse ideas come together in an inclusive environment. We encourage our colleagues to respectfully challenge one another's thinking and approach problems collectively. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.
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What we look for
In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come. We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization. Together we will continue Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth.
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