•    Start Date:  Summer/Autumn 2020
•    Salary: £17,000
•    Location: Ormskirk, Lancashire
•    Disciplines: Material Science, Physics, Chemistry, Natural Sciences
•    Company overview 

We are one of the World’s largest manufacturers of glass and glazing products for Architectural, Automotive and Technical Glass sectors. With around 28,000 permanent employees, the Group has principal manufacturing operations in 28 countries and sales in over 130. With just over a third of our sales in Europe, around a third are in Japan and the rest are primarily in North and South America, South East Asia and China.In June 2006, the NSG Group acquired Pilkington, renowned for the invention of the Float Glass process, which revolutionized the world’s glass industry. The globally recognized Pilkington brand is widely used in our Architectural and Automotive businesses.
•    Role Description

The position is an R&D role and will be based at the European Technology Centre at Lathom. You will join the Float & Rolled Glass technology group, where you will primarily work with refractory specialists on projects and technical support activities related to the materials we use to build float furnaces. This could involve support to new material evaluation and post mortems of used material as well as preparation of quality control and fault samples for analysis. You will carry out microscopy and collate other analytical data to assist assessment of materials.
•    Key Competencies

We are looking for a talented student who is planning to study a Materials Science or related degree at University and expects to achieve a minimum of three A levels at grade 5 or 6 including maths, English and a physical science. You should be enthusiastic, self motivated and with a desire to make a difference. Someone who enjoys hands on physical work as well as information analysis is preferred. Full training in the techniques required will be provided. The site is not served by public transport, so a means of transport is essential.


If you would like to request that your CV be put forward for this placement opportunity please contact Antriana King at a.king@etrust.org.uk 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.


086AKN, Research & Development, Ormskirk, Lancashire

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