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Graduate Scientist

Employer
Victrex
Location
Thornton-Cleveleys, Lancashire
Salary
Starting from £33,500 - £35,000 pa
Closing date
24 Jul 2022
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Recent graduate or first bouncer with an interest in Chemistry/Polymer or Materials Science? Join our Graduate Development Programme as a Scientist - this is an opportunity not to be missed!

Graduate Scientist Opportunities at Victrex…


We are looking for talented and enthusiastic R&D professionals to come and join our Graduate Development Programme. Perhaps you are fresh out of University, or have a little experience, but your current role isn’t quite for you. We get it! Join us as a Graduate Scientist, where you’ll have the opportunity to work on the development of new product and processes that have the potential to change tomorrow’s world.

What’s the role?

This opportunity allows you to carry out a specific role as a Graduate Scientist whilst at the same time continue your career development by engaging with all the benefits our Graduate Development Programme offers. 

This role is all driven by fundamental science and is a fantastic opportunity for someone that has an interest in product development to design materials and processes that enable us to manufacture our high specification products at Victrex.

This pathway will enable you to apply the skills and know-how from your studies to solve ‘real world’ challenges in polymer development and production. By understanding materials at a molecular level, we are able to develop the right products to meet market needs, through a combination of chemistry, polymer science and materials science. This area of R&D involves working and collaborating on projects from the laboratory all the way through to production plant scale.

Is this you?

You will have recently graduated with a bachelor’s or higher degree in chemistry, polymer science or materials science with experience of practical experimentation in an academic and/or industrial environment. We are very interested in hearing from candidates who may have graduated in recent years and have 1-3 years’ experience, but fancy a role or career change.

What's on offer?

With starting salaries of £33,500 - £35,500, plus sign-on and performance related bonuses associated with this fantastic opportunity, we offer a very competitive package for incumbents to our Grad into Role programme. The benefits do not stop there though, we they also include excellent employer pension contributions, relocation expenses and much more.

We also offer a fantastic 3-year Graduate Development Programme that offers the potential to supercharge your career. 

You will receive outstanding support from colleagues to help you develop your talent, and enjoy a career full of excitement, variety, and the opportunities to grow your knowledge, whilst being a part of the technological innovation of tomorrow for which Victrex is renowned globally.

We have several exciting ‘Career Pathways’, which offer you a graduate role alongside others who share in our determination to innovate, whilst at the same time continuing your career development through being a part of our Graduate Development Programme cohorts. This marries the very best opportunities to enhance your knowledge whilst at the same time, carrying out a hands-on role and being a part of a Company who are at the forefront of polymer technology, materials science and manufacturing for tomorrow.

We are looking forward to welcoming you into the ‘Victrex Family’ to start or continue your early career within your chosen R & D areas and to be a part of the next generation of polymer material science innovators!
 
We’d love to meet you!

Victrex values diversity and encourages applications from all
sections of the community.

Please talk to us about flexible working.

 

About Victrex:

Victrex is an innovative world leader in high-performance PEEK and PAEK polymer solutions focusing on the strategic markets of automotive, aerospace, energy (including manufacturing and engineering), electronics and medical. Every day, millions of people use sustainable products and applications containing our materials – from smartphones, aeroplanes and cars to oil and gas operations and medical devices.

With over 40 years‘ experience we are developing world leading solutions with PEEK and PAEK-based polymers and selected semi-finished and finished parts which shape future performance for our customers and our markets, deliver environmental and societal benefits, and drive value for our shareholders. Find out more at www.victrex.com

Victrex is a multinational company, with locations as diverse as the USA, Europe and across Asia. But our HQ, is situated in Thornton-Cleveleys U.K., in the Fylde (Lancashire); which boasts easy transport links to the beautiful countryside of the Fylde coast and into the Lakes. As well as easy city links to Blackpool, Preston, Lancaster, Liverpool and Manchester. Giving you the best of all worlds, by putting you firmly in a region which provides everything most people could wish for, including a wide range of sports, recreational groups, to the very best in diverse nightlife choices. All options are here in the North West close to or just a quick trip from our global HQ.

Vison & Culture:

By nature, Victrex is a product leader: innovation is one of the core values of our business, together with our passion and performance! Victrex’s day-to-day culture is one of collaboration, support and enablement. Cross-functional interaction is key to our daily work. All our employees play an important role in contributing to the Victrex vision and culture which we are consistently enhancing and developing for the 21st Century.

We have also recently become winners of the prestigious Ecovadis Gold Award, which is a universal acknowledgement of Victrex’s sustainability rating as being in the top 5% of over 75,000 companies. We are also proud to be recognised as a ‘Disability Confident’ employer!

Why Join Victrex?

You will be part of a high performing and dedicated team within a FTSE-250 company. You’ll experience a wide variety of work, with no two days being the same. Working closely with colleagues across the business including in our international locations to deliver results of the highest quality. You could be a part of an international enterprise with entities in Europe, Asia, and America, all joining together to provide world-class innovations that help shape the world of tomorrow!

Company

Victrex is an innovative world leader in high-performance PEEK and PAEK polymer solutions focusing on the strategic markets of automotive, aerospace, energy (including manufacturing and engineering), electronics and medical. Every day, millions of people use sustainable products and applications containing our materials – from smartphones, aeroplanes and cars to oil and gas operations and medical devices.

With over 40 years‘ experience we are developing world leading solutions with PEEK and PAEK-based polymers and selected semi-finished and finished parts which shape future performance for our customers and our markets, deliver environmental and societal benefits, and drive value for our shareholders. Find out more at www.victrex.com

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