•    Start Date: Summer/Autumn 2020
•    Salary: £17,000
•    Location: Lathom, Ormskirk, Lancashire
•    Disciplines: physics, chemistry or material science



We are a global leader in glass manufacturing in three business areas:


Architectural supplies glass for buildings and Solar Energy applications.


Automotive serves the original equipment, aftermarket replacement and specialized transport glazing markets.


Technical Glass products include very thin glass for displays, lenses and light guides for printers, as well as glass fibre used in battery separators and engine timing belts.


Our mission is to be the global leader in innovative high-performance glass and glazing solutions, working safely and ethically.


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.


Renowned for the invention of the Float Glass process, which revolutionized the world’s glass industry. The globally recognized brand is widely used in our Architectural and Automotive businesses.




The position is an R&D role and will be based at the European Technology Centre at Lathom.  You will join the Thin Film technology group, where you will work as part of a project team developing new coated products.  You will deposit coatings using chemical vapour deposition and then use a variety of measurement techniques to characterise the optical, electrical and mechanical properties of the coatings you have made.  You will normally work in teams, although there will also be an opportunity to work on your own project.



We are looking for a talented student who is planning to study Physics, Chemistry or Materials Science at University and expects to achieve a minimum of BBB at A level including maths and a physical science.  A genuine interest in Science and a desire to work in an industrial research and development environment are essential.  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.



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