Croda Europe Ltd
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Personal Care Synthesis Industrial Placement Student

Job description

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A global leader in speciality chemicals, Croda is the name behind some of the world’s biggest brands providing practical, environmentally minded solutions to the problems of everyday life. In 36 countries, our 4,500 employees work to improve a diverse range of markets - from personal and health care, to home care and plastics.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Industrial Placement Student to join our team at Ditton, Cheshire for 12 months from August/September 2020. The successful candidate will be working on the research and development of global projects in our personal care synthesis group. The role will involve the development of novel inorganic materials for the use in sun care products as well as the evaluation and characterisation of these products. There will be significant opportunities to make decisions within individual projects and duties will include practical laboratory work, problem solving, organisation and report writing. The project work carried out during the placement will be of sufficient academic complexity to meet the requirements of a university industrial placement degree course.

Benefits package

The successful candidate will receive a competitive benefits package including: defined benefit pension scheme with death in service benefit and 25 days paid holiday allowance (plus bank holidays).

What we are looking for

As a business, it’s really important to us that we find the best person for the job and that you have the best opportunity to succeed in the role. To help, we have outlined our expectations for the role and what core skills and experiences we require as well as what would make you an ideal fit. In turn, we hope this helps you evaluate if this is the right job for you.


  • You should have good laboratory skills and be able to communicate effectively both in reports and verbally.
  • You will need to be a self-motivated individual with the ability to manage and plan your own workload.
  • Team work, attention to detail and good problem analysis skill are essential for this role.
  • You will have an A level in chemistry and be working toward a 2.1 in a chemistry/biology/pharmacy or related degree.


  • Previous work experience within the chemical industry

Accepted degree subjects


Additional job details

Number of vacancies
Competitive salary

Contract, dates and working times
Fixed term


How to apply

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Closing date:  31 October 2019

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