graduate scheme

Science / Analytical Chemistry Programme

Job description

Scientific analytical support is crucial to our business at Plymouth, Devonport. This programme will provide a unique opportunity to engage with many areas of the site at Devonport, and will include support from both radiological and environmental perspectives. We need innovation to help improve our output along with accuracy, which is essential for product, personnel and public safety.

Where you can join us

Places on our Science/Analytical Chemistry programme for Autumn 2020 are available in our Marine sector. But no matter which team you join, you could be based anywhere in the UK. That’s why we ask all our graduates to be flexible and willing to move during their programme.

What you'll be doing

The business is very diverse and therefore requires analytical services and scientific knowledge covering a greater scope than that of many potential employers.

You will become part of an enthusiastic and diverse team, building relationships with and supporting our civilian and naval customers at all levels.

What you'll get out of it

Over the course of two years you will gain experience in a large number of classic and instrumental techniques in the laboratory, on board vessels and at customers’ premises. Over the course of two years you will gain experience in a large number of classic and instrumental techniques in our UKAS accredited Chemistry and Radio Chemistry laboratories, on board vessels and at customers’ premises.

We’ll develop your scientific and people skills to help you build a long-term career, starting with a competitive salary of £29k - £31k. You will find that no two days will be the same on this varied programme.

What we are looking for

You’ll need a 2:2 BSc (Hons) degree in a science subject and a passion to support the customer and your peers. You’ll also need to satisfy the MOD’s security requirements (and may need to complete a medical assessment).

Accepted degree subjects


Additional job details

UK wide
£29,000 - £31,000

salary depending on location, role and qualifications.

How to apply

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 13 September 2020

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Closing date:  Continuous recruitment

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