Either it’s the wrong time of year for graduate jobs, or there really are slim pickings at the moment. This, coupled with low starting salaries (pretty much unchanged on salaries 10 years ago), is worrying. To get the Graduate Jobroll started, here are a selection of positions requiring either no experience, or where an industrial placement may be sufficient.
Novartis are currently advertising their 2.5 year graduate programme (manufacturing chemist) (£25-35k). Training to become a process manager, responsible for the manufacture of API and intermediates, the first 18 months will be based in the North East. MSc or PhD required; additional languages advantageous.
Graduates interested in regulatory affairs may be interested in this opportunity for trainee graduate scientists (£16-18k) in London. The role involves supporting the Quality & Regulatory Affairs manager in “achieving product compliance goals”.
A Nottingham-based company is looking for a lab technician (£18-22k) to work in their product testing division, testing materials, processes and finished products (textiles). Graduate with excellent Excel skills desired.
Up to five chemical risk management staff roles are available at Risk & Policy Analysts in Norfolk, including researcher, consultant are more senior positions. RPA provide consultancy support to the EC and industry on matters such as REACH, and the job spec for the junior roles include literature searching, data analysis and report writing. Degree required; postgrad degree and second European language advantageous.
A sealants/adhesives supplier in the South West is looking for a graduate technologist/chemist (£18-20k) to help create epoxy and polyurethane resins. MSc in Materials Science or Polymer Technology required.
Finally, a risk management company in Buckinghamshire are seeking part-time home-based workers to become COSHH risk assessors (£16-18k pro rata). After completing a training programme, the job will involve writing COSHH assessments for around 20h/week. Immediately available candidates are encouraged to apply.