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Materials Engineering Industrial Placement 2020

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Who we are

Lucite International, part of the Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, is a global leader in the design, development, manufacture and sales of acrylics. We have amazing people here who are the energy and driving force behind our dynamic business across Europe, America and Asia. Lucite International scientists and engineers have achieved recognition through several prestigious awards including those of the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Chemical Industries Association and as a finalist in the prestigious MacRobert Award of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Lucite International - Inspiring a diverse workforce

When we take people on we want them to be our future leaders.

As part of the Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation we are passionate about sustainability and respect for the environment. They are key elements of a powerful concept that we call KAITEKI and it’s at the very heart of why we are in business. We’re working on developing our processes to help us to reduce our environmental footprint and make a difference to the local community wherever we are. Giving our time and skills is important to us; we want to give something back and show that we care.

As part of our continued succession planning, we currently have opportunities available for Materials Science and Engineering students to join us for a 12-month placement at our manufacturing site in Teesside.

What our Materials Engineers do

Based at our Teesside location in the North East of England, the role is an opportunity to gain hands-on experience, working across a broad range of subjects to ensure that our manufacturing plants operate safely and reliably.

What’s in it for you:

You will become a vital team member from day one, and will be challenged and taken outside your comfort zone, but you will also be supported and trained every step of the way. Mentored by experienced colleagues and managers you will have a personal development program to ensure that you fulfil your ambitions during your placement.

We believe that by being open, honest and respectful with each other and working together as a team we will be able to deliver our promises. If you thrive in a driven and collaborative environment then Lucite International is the company for you.

The skills we’re looking for:

If you are a talented undergraduate expecting at least a 2:1 in Materials Science and Engineering, or Mechanical and Materials Engineering we can offer you an exciting and challenging 12-month industrial placement. Driven and committed with a strong team ethic, you’ll need to have a high degree of personal accountability.

We what offer:

In addition to a structured and individual professional development plan, we offer a competitive placement salary.


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Opportunity Overview

  • November 22nd, 2019
  • Competitive + benefits
  • 2:1 and above (expected)
  • Year-long
  • Teesside
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Materials & Minerals
  • Materials Science

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