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Quality Control Intern

Closing date: 05/02/2018

Are you looking for an internship in the UK? Are you enthusiastic, numerate, IT proficient and a team player? If your answer is 'YES' we may have just the opportunity for you!

We have an exciting opportunity for a paid internship within our Quality Control Team, where you will be able to gain valuable work experience in a global FMCG company.

The opportunity

We are seeking an intern to join our Quality Control Department, based in Folkestone, Kent on a 12 month contract starting in Summer 2018.

As a Quality Control Laboratory intern, you will gain exposure and experience in all areas of Quality Control, in support of our in-house production of Cosmetic and Medical Device products. You will work in both the analytical and microbiology laboratories and the incoming component inspection team.

Duties will include some of the following:

  • Performing analysis of Raw Materials, Bulk and Finished Product using techniques such as:
    • Ion Chromatography
    • Gas Chromatography
    • Infra-Red
    • Karl Fischer
    • Viscometers
  • Microbiological analysis of Finished Products and Water samples.
  • Inspection and release of incoming components
  • Checking and carrying out calibrations of equipment and carrying out routine checks of equipment.
  • Supporting investigations from Customer Complaints
  • Supporting the Production Department with investigations and queries
  • Support R&D with stability testing and investigations.
  • Ordering of chemicals and supplies for the lab.
  • General tidiness of the lab.
  • Exposure to project meetings and discussions with various other departments in the business.

Who we are looking for

We welcome applications from current students looking to undertake an industry placement year and also graduates seeking their first Quality Control opportunity.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be an undergraduate/postgraduate in a Scientific subject.
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Be able to demonstrate a “can do” attitude and desire to continuously improve.
  • Have the ability to work as part of a team.
  • Have an enquiring mind.
  • Be competent in MS Office, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.


If you would like to apply for this opportunity and have a valid European passport or a student visa that allows you to undertake an internship opportunity, please contact our HR Team explaining why you would like to work with Church & Dwight UK and attaching a current CV to:

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