A quarter of the world's population use our products in some way, shape or form. That's 1.7 billion people! In fact, on average, one of us will come into contact with a 3M product or technology 100 times a day, that's a little bit of us every fifteen minutes. We are always looking for those people who fit into our informal, yet...

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Typically recruits

  • Aerospace
  • Chemical
  • Civil/Building
  • Computing/Technology
  • Electronic & Electrical
  • Materials & Minerals
  • Mechanical/Manufacturing
  • Sciences/Maths

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3M has 89,000 employees and over 55,000 products
On average you are likely to come into contact with a 3M product or technology 100 times everyday
3M has invested more than $7 billion in R&D over the past 5 years
All 3M employees can spend 15 per cent of their time working on independent projects
3M has over 50,000 issued or pending patents

Placements / Internships (6)

John Alimi

Design Placement Student

Degree studied and university: I am studying Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bradford. Current Role at 3M: I am currently working as a design placement student in the Hardgoods Team. What attracted you to join 3M? I...

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David Draper

Senior Manufacturing Technology Engineer

Degree studied and university: Computer Aided Product Design at Nottingham Trent University Current Role at 3M: Senior Manufacturing Technology Engineer at 3M Aycliffe, Co. Durham What attracted you to join 3M? 3M is a large...

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Jack Williams

Software, Electronics, and Hard-goods Laboratory

What attracted you to 3M in the first place? I wasn’t sure which sort of company or industry I wanted to work in, and 3M has such a large mix it looked a good way to experience a real variety. Their R&D portfolio is also very...

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Looking for answers: clean water

August 15, 2016  By Sue Casement/3M Storyteller When you turn on your faucet, you expect clear, drinkable water to come gushing out. For some, the water isn’t drinkable, or there isn’t even a faucet. That clean rush of water would be a great luxury to 780 million people who, according to the United Nations, don’t have access to clean water. In fact, if the entire world lived like the average European or North American, we would need to have 3.5 times...

Oct 3, 2016

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Samantha Mcilroy

Advanced Manufacturing Technology Engineer

What attracted you to 3M in the first place? I hadn’t heard of 3M until I started my dissertation at University. 3M manufacture some particularly innovative adhesive products that I based my project on. My contact at 3M was really...

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