Research Development Quality (RD&Q) Product Internship/Placement 2021 - 2022 in Birmingham

Research Development Quality (RD&Q) Product Internship/Placement 2021 - 2022

Job description

Job Description

Are You Ready to Make It Happen at Mondelez International?

Join our Mission to Lead the Future of Snacking. Make It Matter.

As an organisation we are committed to developing the next generation of Makers and Bakers. Joining us at an early career stage in our fast paced and ever changing environment will enable you to do more, learn more and grow more. You will be encouraged to step outside your comfort zone– you may even surprise yourself! We will ensure you are given the support you need to be at your best and enable you to be yourself and bring passion and personality. Here you can lean in and speak up and bring your own flavour.

Big enough to reach the top. Small enough to help you get off the ground.

Are you studying towards a Science Degree (e.g. food science, nutrition, engineering or related discipline) Do you want a taste of the career you could have with Mondelez? Sink your teeth into one of our sweet internships. 

Our Internships are 12 months long (although some roles have the flexibility to be shorter) and during your placement, we’ll make you an integral part of our team and give you a real job – with real responsibilities – from day one. We hope to help you expand your horizons and encourage your personal and professional development. 

We want to make sure you get the most from your time with us. That’s why once you join we’ll work out ambitious but achievable goals for you. Then through the support of a mentor and regular reviews with your manager, we’ll help you achieve them.

Life in Research Development Quality Innovation (RDQI):

As an intern at Mondelēz International you will be responsible and accountable for your project(s). During the placement you will be expected to plan and execute tests of various scale (e.g. benchtop, pilot plant, and factory) as appropriate for your project as well as to coordinate informal sensory assessment. Key deliverables would be to produce technical reports/presentations and periodically communicate your key findings to stakeholders. You will also have the opportunity to interact with the wider RDQI Community, other business functions and external suppliers. In addition to this you may also be expected to support other ongoing project activities in and outside of your immediate team. For some roles, occasional international travel may be required.

We have RDQI centres supporting Mondelēz International research and innovation in 2 UK locations:

  • Bournville: Chocolate RDQI

  • Reading : Mondelez Global Science Centre and Reading Scientific Services Limited (RSSL) 

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    This is our chocolate centre of excellence. Teams work on a variety of primarily chocolate projects from around the world but we also work on other snacking formats.

    Product Development: 

    These teams bring together scientific knowledge and creative minds to develop new and existing chocolate products for our most loved brands e.g. Cadbury, Milka & Toblerone to name a few. These teams work with other cross functional teams in the business e.g. Marketing, Consumer Insights, and Procurement & Manufacturing to develop products that are loved by the consumer.

    Disciplines: Food Science, Nutrition 


    Reading Science Centre is the home of Mondelez global science centre and wholly owned subsidiary Reading Scientific Services Limited (RSSL). RSSL provide external support to food, healthcare and pharmaceutical customers.

    Ingredient Research (IR): 

    The Flavour and Materials Science research teams are part of a dynamic global Ingredients Research group, dedicated to establishing fundamental scientific understanding and discovering technologies that will enable breakthrough competitive and sustainable advantage for our categories and overall business. You will be working with Flavour and Materials Science experts to develop technologies that enable innovation across Mondelez’s portfolio of snack products.

    Disciplines: (Analytical) Chemistry, Physics, Food Science

    Essential Candidate requirements

    Studying towards a Food Science, Engineering or other scientific discipline (e.g. Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry, Food & Nutrition, Physical Sciences, Materials Science, Physics)

  • 2:1 degree - predicted end result (or equivalent)

  • Self-drive and motivation

  • Passion/inquisitiveness about food, food trends, nutrition, wellbeing and food production

  • Can work with a level of autonomy, as well as works well in a team

  • Demonstrates strong analytical, communication and presentation abilities 

  • Pro-active, highly motivated, ready to take on new responsibilities and build strong relationships 

  • Organisation and planning skills 

  • If there are opportunities, able to travel overseas, for plant trials/commissioning work and occasionally work on shift, as projects needs dictate 

  • Good working knowledge of MS Office

  • We recruit throughout the year and w e review our applications on a first come, first served basis. We also reserve the right to close our vacancies early and therefore we recommend that you complete and submit your application as soon as possible. 

    Mondelēz is a diverse and inclusive employer with an objective to ensure a fair and equal hiring process. If you require any reasonable adjustments to apply or throughout our assessment process please contact stating “NE Early Careers” as the subject. 

    Our candidate requirements are based on criteria to enable you to succeed in the role. If you have narrowly missed the above requirements and there are extenuating circumstances that you would like us to consider, you can let us know by contacting stating “NE Early Careers” as the subject and attaching a letter from your school/university to confirm your extenuating circumstances.

    The responsibilities of this position are performed within the framework of a regional business model that is defined and managed by Mondelēz Europe GmbH, Switzerland .

    Business Unit Summary

    At Mondelez Europe, we are proud, not only of the iconic brands we make, but also of the people who make them. Our delicious products are created in 52 plants across Europe by more than 28,000 passionate people. We are the top maker of chocolate and biscuits and a leading maker of gum and candy. We make sure our powerful global brands and local jewels like Cadbury, Milka and Alpen Gold chocolates, Oreo, belVita, LU and Tuc biscuits, and Stimorol and Dirol gums get safely into our customers hands—and mouths. Great people and great brands. That’s who we are. Join us on our journey to continue leading the future of snacking around the world by offering the right snack, for the right moment, made the right way.

    Mondelēz International is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation or preference, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    Job Type

    Intern (Fixed Term)InternsEarly Careers

    Extra information

    Education Level
    Working hours per week
    4 - 40
    Type of Contract
    Casual / Part Time Jobs
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    Profession Sub-category
    Customer Service
    Full UK/EU driving license preferred
    Car Preferred
    Must be eligible to work in the EU
    Cover Letter Required

    Birmingham | Customer Service Jobs | Casual / Part Time Jobs | Other

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