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Job Ref:  68550849
Employer:  My Job Matcher
Country:  United Kingdom
City:  Slough
Post Code:  SL1
11/10/2016 16:27
AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, with leading market positions and brands in countries around the world. We operate in a number of important market segments ranging from buildings and infrastructure to transport, industrial and consumer goods. Were also the sector leader in sustainability and are number one in the renowned Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In practical terms, that means our sustainable solutions are in your lives, and those of your friends and family, every day. Were the people that make it possible for you to do what you need to do. Responsibility 12 month R&D Industrial PlacementStarts: 3rd July 201715,840 per annum + Relocation Support + Benefits + 25days Holiday + Bank HolidaysSlough, BerkshireWho we areWhere better to put your learning into practice and develop your functional expertise than as part of the team at AkzoNobel? We are more than just the leading global paints and coatings Company and a major producer of specialty chemicals. We are a Business recognised the world over for being first with ideas and driving NA AkzoNobel we supply industries and consumers worldwide with innovative products and are passionate about developing sustainable answers for our customers. Our portfolio includes well-known brands such as Dulux, Sikkens, International and Eka. We believe we can only grow our business as fast as we grow our people. Thats why were committed to investing in your time with us. Join us and well work with you to develop your talents so that your ideas can go far. With an emphasis on development its no wonder weve consistently been voted by graduates as a Guardian Top 300 Graduate Employer and our own graduate trainees have rated us a Job Crowd Top Companies For Graduates To Work For.R&D at AkzoNobel SloughOver 200 people work in R&D in Slough representing over 20 different nationalities and they do amazing work. Last year they evaluated the application properties of over 1000 different paints and developed paint recipes for the whole of AkzoNobel - a Business that produces over a billion litres of interior wall paint annually! As part of the team, we can offer you a unique experience in a Business that will challenge you, develop you, and invest in NA focused on delivering innovation to customers and we have many teams at one of our Global Research Centres based in Slough, including:- Materials Science Expert Capability Group- Materials Characterisation Section, including analytical science- Decorative Research Group- Decorative Paints Product DevelopmentOur Industrial Placement ProgrammeInvolved from day one, youll work closely with a range of internal Business functions and use a variety of experimental techniques to support R&D projects for our global business units such as Decorative Paints, Marine and Protective Coatings and Surface Chemistry. You could be working on the type of projects that have already ensured Dulux Matt and Silk paints have their best sustainability credentials ever - zero added solvent, low odour and reduced embodied CO2. Depending on the team you join, you could be working on colloid science projects with a focus on technical problem solving, developing new polymers to bind to the many substrates we coat, or preparing and testing experimental wall paints to support our paint businesses in Europe and around the world. You could be providing engineering innovation and support to our High Throughput Experimentation robotics systems, or providing data analysis support through novel uses of NA team you join, you will work alongside technical experts on projects that broaden your experience, give you the opportunity to work as part of a research team and enhance and develop your analytical and team working skills. You will also gain greater understanding of subjects like colloid science, polymerisation chemistry and formulation NA were looking forTo be considered for this industrial placement, you must be a high achiever expecting to attain a minimum 2:1 degree or equivalent* on a course that offers you the option of taking a Year in Industry. Your degree subject area should be one of the following: Chemistry and related disciplines, including analytical science Robotics, Mechatronics, or Computing & Information Systems or similarIf you are applying with a Chemistry background, an interest in colloid chemistry or polymer chemistry may be beneficial; however it is not NA you are applying with a Robotics/Mechatronics background, it is preferred for you also to have some experience in software NA must also have achieved a minimum 300 UCAS points or equivalent** as well as speak fluent NA goes without saying that youll be a highly motivated undergraduate who is keen to contribute to the progress of engaging projects within our operation. You should also have some previous experience of laboratory work with the ability to work accurately, tidily, methodically and safely adhering to safe laboratory working practices, policies and procedures at all times. What makes you different is you are the sort of undergraduate who not only has ideas but also has the energy and determination to make them happen; an undergraduate who wants to work in an international environment and find solutions to the big challenges facing the world.
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