Science Companies

  • Amec Foster Wheeler. 10-12 weeks during July - September. They recruit within three main disciplines: Business, Science and Environment and Engineering.
  • Azko Nobel. 10-12 weeks in one of the following areas: sales, marketing, R&D, Engineering for manufacturing, HR, Infomation Technology, Purchasing, supplychain, finance
  • BT. 12 weeks between June and September within either Technology or Research and Innovation. Based in Ipswich.
  • Cambridge Consultants.  8 week summer internships for students studying technical degrees. They are a world-class supplier of innovative product development engineering and technology consulting. Most of their projects deliver protoype hardware or software.
  • CERN. 8-13 weeks for engineering, IT, physics or physical chemistry students
  • Clinical Science Centre. 4-8 week research experience
  • Covance. One of the largest drug development companies. They offer summer placements in their labs where you will perform degree related work. Opportunities exist in: Toxicology, animal operations, bioanalytical services, biotechnology, genetic and molecular toxicology, metabolism operations, pharmaceutical analysis, clinical operations and data managment. They have labs throughout the Uk. 
  • Croda. Summer internships available with this speciality chemical firm.
  • InventivHealthclinical. Leaders in drug development. They hire students for summer placements in medical lab technology, analytical chemistry and chemistry-biology related disciplines. They are based in Maidenhead and Kent. 
  • MBDA. (stevenage): 2-3 months in high technology engineering. You need to be studying engineering, maths or physics. 
  • Proctor & Gamble.
  • Renishaw. (engineering, maths & physics preferred). 8-12 weeks. 
  • STFC. (The Science & Technology Facilties Council). 4-12 weeks in labs in Oxforshire or Warrington.  
  • Syngenta. 12 week summer placement in the laboratories, glasshouses and to support R&D operations with this leading agriculture company who supports farmers world-wide with their innovative crop solutions and technologies.
  • The Wellcome Trust. (range of internships available)
  • Unilver. 12 weeks on their summer placement programme 
  • University of Oxford. The BHF Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) in Oxford is offering a small number of vacation studentships  (from any university) to carry out a research project in cardiovascular science. It is 8-10 weeks in length. Applicants from a wide range of undergraduate courses will be considered such as chemistry, biomedical sciences, statistics, biochemistry, biomedical engineering, physics, computational sciences and others.

Pharmaceutical Companies

  • Astra Zeneca. 10 week summer placement in Pharmaceutical Technogy and development. There are 3 different placements - Pharmacy, analytical chemistry and chemical engineering
  • Johnson & Johnson. 8-10 week programme.
  • GSK. 10-12 weeks in marketing, procurement, engineering, supply chain, science communications, HR or IT
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