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Consumer Insights 12-Month Internship


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Are you passionate about consumer insights? Would you like to use your scientific and analytical skills to enable product designs that your consumer will love? Do you want to make an impact on products that affect consumers around the world? Then we have the perfect opportunity for you!

We are looking to for someone to join our Consumer Insights team at our Reading Innovation Centre for a 12-month Internship Placement. Consumer Insights Scientists, known in P&G as Products Researchers, work to use their skills to extract non-obvious consumer insights from panellists, making non-obvious connections across consumer, technical and business realms, and working with a team to support translation into business and product strategies. Products Researcher scientists and engineers provide a unique advantage to P&G by integrating in-depth consumer understanding with product technology in a single role.

Working at P&G UK

Right from the start you will be entrusted to work on some of the largest and most recognisable brands in the world.

Key responsibilities:

  • Plan and execute logistics to recruit panels of consumers meeting specific needs for the project. Developing test methods and directly interviewing consumers.

  • Complete on panellist technical measures to investigate consumer behaviour and consumer responses to products.

  • Identify connections between razor product technology and consumer insights and translate those connections into winning product proposals. Prototype new product ideas and iteratively learn through explicit, focused learning cycles and consumer studies to create irresistible products.

  • Assess and understand consumer, technology, market, online, competitive and IP landscape to influence the definition of category innovation strategies and new opportunity spaces.

  • Define/develop consumer relevant technical and consumer methods to assess key product attributes and demonstrate claimable product benefits.


Requirements (skills/experiences) for the role:

  •  Completed A Levels or vocational alternative such as BTEC or HND in science based subjects (e.g. biology, chemistry).

  • Great interpersonal skills and comfortable talking to and observing consumers behaviour.

  • Strong executive functionality, organisational and logistical planning skills. Able to juggle multiple activities, keep clear records and report insights to the team.

  • Think creatively and understand the importance of obsessing about our Consumer, defining consumer requirements and finding technical solutions.

  • Technical curiosity, innovation, leadership and strong collaboration skills.

  • Languages: Proficiency in English.

  • Geography: Ability to work permanently in the UK.

What we offer you:

  • Responsibilities as of day 1. You will have full ownership and autonomy to deliver change and results from the beginning.
  • Dynamic and respectful work environment. At P&G our employees are at the core, we value every individual and encourage initiatives, promoting agility and work/life balance.
  • Continuous coaching. You will work with passionate people and receive ongoing coaching and mentoring from your line manager and other colleagues. Corporate and functional training will enable you to succeed and develop from day one.
  • We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package. This includes pension, life assurance, health insurance, flexible working, a stock ownership scheme and other social benefits. Regular salary revisions and possible promotions - all in line with your results, performance and potential. 

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