Industrial Placement – Integrated Supply Chain

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Industrial Placement - Integrated Supply Chain

  • Post Date:1st September 2021
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Job Description

AkzoNobel has a passion for paint. We’re experts in the proud craft of making paints and coatings, setting the standard in color and protection since 1792. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. Headquartered in the Netherlands, we are active in over 150 countries and employ around 34,500 talented people who are passionate about delivering the high-performance products and services our customers expect.

1 year placement starting September 2021

£15,840 per annum + Relocation allowance** + Benefits + 25 days (pro-rata)’ Holiday + Bank Holidays

Stowmarket Deco Plant, Suffolk

Where better to put your learning into practice and develop your functional expertise than as part of the team at AkzoNobel. Awarded Top Employer status 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 improvement. For example we’re working on making flying more energy efficient by using the properties of shark skin as inspiration for a new coating we hope will improve airflow over the top of an aircraft’s wings.

At AkzoNobel, we believe we can only grow our business as fast as we grow our people. That’s why we’re committed to investing in your time with us. Join us and we’ll work with you to develop your talents so that your ideas can go far.

These Industrial Placement opportunities within our Paints business are geared towards providing you with challenging experiences. You could be involved in lowering our carbon footprint, reducing the range of raw materials we use or identifying opportunities to leverage economies of scale. Whatever projects you are involved in you will be mentored by experienced Supply Chain professionals who will encourage you to put academic theory in practice. We expect to build your competences and business skills as well as develop your practical abilities while you are with us. With an emphasis on development it’s no wonder we’ve 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.

To be considered you must be a high achiever expecting to attain a minimum 2:1 degree or equivalent* in either Engineering (Chemical, Mechanical, Manufacturing Engineering or Process & Electrical). You must also have achieved a minimum 300 UCAS points or equivalent*** as well as speak fluent English and have strong interpersonal skills.

It goes without saying that you’ll be a highly motivated undergraduate who is interested in a Supply Chain career and keen to contribute to the progress of engaging projects within our operation. 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.

So if you think you’ve got what it takes and want to develop your talents, we can’t wait to see you here at AkzoNobel.

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  • UCAS Points are a measurement of ‘A’ Level performance, points gained at AS level qualifications should not be included. 300 points are equivalent to 3B’s at ‘A’ Level.

Specific Job Description:

  • Be working within a high performing Decorative Paints factory on various day to day activities.
  • Investigative work involved with breakdowns within the plant and the efficiency of the plant and process overall.
  • Involvement in new upcoming projects within the site both business and engineering areas, covering transferable skills across all factors of a business as a whole.
  • Opportunity to enhance and develop current site processes.
  • Freedom to present any project ideas and where appropriate, take ownership of the project. Developing project management skills and learning along the way.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability.

Requisition ID: 10928