September 2020
Salary £18,000
Location: Huddersfield
Disciplines: Chemical/Process Engineering or Chemistry

The company is seeking an undergraduate to start with them for 1 full year in their Process Hazards Team. They are a global company and market leader in agribusiness with sales of $12.8 billion in 2016. Huddersfield Manufacturing Centre is one of their UK chemical production sites and specialises in high volume batch products for the agricultural sector. The Site employs over 350 people and operates 7 production plants, utilising complex chemical processes demanding a broad range of engineering support service. The site has won a number of nationally recognised awards, in particular for its effective engineering, awarded by the Chemical Industries Association.

The Technology and Engineering department provides support and services to the manufacturing plants primarily in the fields of Process Engineering and Chemistry. It includes optimisation of throughput, efficiency and quality, troubleshooting and operational improvements. It also ensures a high standard of health, safety and environmental performance and deals with the requirements of regulatory authorities to ensure compliance with rules and guidelines.



Process/chemical engineering or chemistry


The successful student will spend the year working within the Process Hazards Teams, where they will support the team in the assessment of hazards and technologies, working to provide recommendations for the safe operation of processes.


Induction and appropriate training will be provided.


Students will learn technical and team working skills and will interface with people at all levels within the organisation and with suppliers. We offer a positive learning experience for the right candidate who has a passion for driving the best from a manufacturing environment and seeing tangible outputs from their efforts.



Chemical manufacturing can only be performed safely and reliably if the hazards associated with the manufacturing process are understood and controlled. Within the Process Hazards Section, we test materials and processes to determine what safeguards will be required.


The student will work within the Process Hazards Team, ensuring that data collected is robust and reliable and see how this data is used to ensure safe operations when applied to manufacturing scale. The student will be working on live problems on our processes and so requires a high level of engineering or scientific competence and the ability to pick up topics and any necessary theory quickly. Students with at least two years of undergraduate study are preferred.


We expect students to be IT fluent (primarily Word, Excel & Powerpoint, support for other packages will be provided as required) as they will be using IT as a tool for extracting and analysing data, communicating and presenting results. Experience with using modelling software will be an advantage.


Experience in a laboratory environment is desirable.


Good interpersonal skills are required as students will have to interface with company personnel at all levels from technicians to senior managers and with external suppliers.


To apply for this placement or for more information, please contact: Caroline Jardine-Smith at stating your interest, your full name and the vacancy reference.
Please note, you must be fully registered with The YINI scheme to apply. 
See the YINI application page to complete an on-line application form if you are not already registered.

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