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Project Engineering 1 year Placement Student  commencing Summer 2023


Thornton & Ross, part of the Stada group, which is an international, multi-billion pound pharmaceutical business, are one of the UK's fastest-growing, leading producers of household pharmaceutical products & own some of the country's most loved brands such as Covonia®Hedrin®Cetraben® as well as the leading disinfectant Zoflora®.  Many people in the UK will have a product from Thornton & Ross somewhere at home. We are also a trusted & reliable provider of prescription products, including emollients, bone health products & generics to the NHS with 100 years’ heritage behind us and we have ambitions to double the size of our business in the next 3-5 years.


Are you due to graduate in 2025 and looking for a full time industrial placement year from Summer 2023 - Summer 2024? Joining us as a placement student means you get an opportunity to take on full responsibility for personally leading small Engineering CapEx projects and supporting on larger multi million-pound projects as we continue to make substantial investments in our manufacturing site here in Linthwaite to further enhance the safety, quality, efficiency and capability of the production facility within Thornton & Ross.


To support students with getting the most from their time with us, alongside your functional role, you will undertake a year-long structured programme, comprising of both business related and personal development opportunities. Students also work together to deliver a real life business project, providing opportunities for experiential development, feedback and exposure to departments and leaders from across the organisation.


We are seeking candidates studying Mechanical/Electrical/Civil or Chemical Engineering degree with a strong interest of engineering projects in industry as the successful candidate will be assisting on capital projects up to the value of £5 Million and leading smaller projects in the range of £10k – 300K. You will gain extensive experience in a variety of projects ranging from civils and construction/filling and packing and process manufacturing improvement projects and well as gaining strong commercial acumen and presentation skills. You will need to a confident communicator with a wide variety of audiences up to senior stakeholder level.  

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