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Safety Placement: Non – Laboratory


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This role offers an exciting opportunity to join the Global Safety Assurance team to support the development and launch of new products in the Health medicinal product and medical device portfolio.

The work we do in GSA is key to ensure the products Reckitt produce are safe for our consumers. We work closely with our business partners to achieve this, delivering trusted brands our consumers can rely on all around the world.

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We’re launching our sustainability plan, For a Cleaner, Healthier World. It sets out our 2030 ambitions and is backed by more than £1bn of planned investment over the next 10 years to ensure we meet our goals. 

What could your placement include?

The Health Innovation team provide safety expertise and advice to our business partners (e.g., R&D, Regulatory Affairs) during new product development, providing specialist assessment from the conception of a product all the way through to seeing it on the shelves.

As a YII student the role will involve:

  • Developing knowledge and expertise in consumer safety, toxicology and risk assessment
  • Supporting the Health team with ongoing project work
  • Taking on solo projects and being the Project Representative for GSA at cross-functional project meetings
  • Problem solving ad hoc safety queries
  • Organising and chairing monthly Health Team Meetings

In addition to this there are opportunities to be involved in the YII student mentoring programme, various training courses and to take part in charity and fundraising events.

This role will be hybrid working between the Hull office and working from home (all equipment will be provided).

Why should you apply?

  • Career path: This placement will give you a fantastic foundation of knowledge of Reckitt and a unique insight into the workings of a global FMCG company. At the end of your placement you may also have the opportunity to apply for our Future Leaders Programme.
  • Role: You will be working in small teams across multiple departments, with lots of opportunity to get stuck into different projects. You can expect hands on responsibility from day one
  • Personal Development: You will be working alongside highly experienced and knowledgeable industry experts, who will help you develop a whole range of new skills
  • Environment: You will have the opportunity to work in Reckitt’s state of the art £100m Science and Innovation Centre – the largest single investment in the company’s history. The site is one of Reckitt’s largest healthcare development centres worldwide
  • Location: All placements will be based in Hull, East Yorkshire. Hull is a fantastic, vibrant city which was awarded UK City of Culture in 2017
  • Charity: Reckitt in Hull has played a significant role in the local community for over 150 years. As a Year in Industry student you will have the opportunity to get involved in local fundraising activities through Reckitt’s ‘Give Time’ initiative

Who is best suited to this role?

  • You must be studying a scientific degree such as Toxicology, Chemistry, Biology, Pharmacology, Biomedical science or similar
  • Keen to develop technical expertise
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills both written and oral
  • Good organisational skills
  • Capable of building good working relationships
  • Good mathematical skills


In Return Reckitt offer very competitive salaries with excellent benefits and the chance to progress your career within a truly global organisation.

  • Bonus scheme
  • Pension scheme
  • Share scheme
  • Generous holiday allowance 
  • Hybrid/Remote working

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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • £18,000 + benefits
  • All grades
  • 1 Year
  • Hull
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Biology
  • Biomedical
  • Chemistry
  • Pharmacology

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