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School Leaver Researcher Internship

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Are you passionate about the science behind products you use every day? Do you want to begin a career working with world-class brands in the largest Consumer Goods company in the world as an alternative to going to university?

Then this opportunity is for you!

Our Reading Innovation Centre focuses on developing products for Personal Health Care and Grooming on brands such as Gillette, Venus, Seven Seas and Vicks. We are offering one year placement opportunities for those who are in their final year of school studying three A levels, of which at least one is in a scientific or engineering discipline. We will also accept applications from those who have already left school with that academic profile. The placement will be as a Researcher and will start in July of 2023

We enrol candidates into the various roles in R&D, e.g. Product Research, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Life Sciences, Microbiology, Lab Management and Physical Sciences. We also look for skills such as creativity, innovation, initiative, communication, leadership and the ability to work with others.

This internship is a period of mutual trial and an ideal way for you to gain industrial experience. It is also an opportunity for you to look at P&G as a potential future employer and for P&G to see your capabilities and fit for future roles at our Reading Innovation Centre.

During the Researcher 1 year Internship you will:

  • Work on your own project(s), but as part of an overall project team;

  • Have an opportunity to put your technical skills to work on intellectually challenging problems.

  • Improve your team working and leadership skills through practical experience and interactive training courses

  • Learn to work effectively with people of different nationalities and cultural backgrounds

  • Experience the working environment in a leading international company

  • Gain guidance on your professional development.

  • Opportunity to secure a career with us after your internship

What we offer you:

  • Responsibility from Day 1 – you will feel the ownership of your project from the beginning, and you will be given specific projects and responsibilities to lead.

  • Continuous coaching – you will work with passionate people and receive both formal training as well as day-to-day mentoring from your manager

  • Dynamic and respectful work environment – employees are at the core, we value every individual and encourage initiatives, promoting agility and work/life balance

  • Compensation & Benefits: this is a paid opportunity you will receive a competitive salary whilst you are with us as well as other benefits


What we look for:

  • Studying for or achieved 3 A-levels or the equivalent, ideally in science or engineering subjects

  • Technical curiosity, creativity, innovation, initiative, communication, personal leadership and your collaboration skills

  • Evidence of passion and achievements

If you are in pursuit of a degree, please have a look at our Research & Development Summer Internship or Industrial Placement roles.

Application deadline: April 30th, 2023

Good to Know:

We’re consistently recognised as one of the UK’s leading graduate employers listed in Times Top 100 Graduate Employers; The Best Places to Work – Glassdoor; Guardian UK 300; Job Crowd – Best Places for Graduates to Work and Universum’s Most Attractive Employers.

Just so you know, at Procter & Gamble #weseeequal

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. Our people are all equally talented in unique ways: we come from diverse traditions, personal experiences and points of view. And we want to include yours. Are you ready to inspire us with your unrivalled ideas?

P&G ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process. Please contact us to request an accommodation by clicking ‘application help’ at the top right-hand corner of the career website.

Job locations:
Reading, England, United Kingdom
Job Type: Full time Job categories: Multi-Functional Req No: R000067562
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