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Consumer Insights Scientist


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Are you passionate about consumer insights and human centred innovation? Are you looking for a placement opportunity that will challenge you and enable to lead from Day 1?Would you like to use your scientific and analytical skills to enable product designs that your consumer will love? 

If so, then our Consumer Insights Scientist Industrial Placement is the perfect opportunity for you!

Consumer Insights Scientists work as master integrators, making non-obvious connections across consumer, technical and business realms, and translating these connections into robust product propositions and strategies. They provide a unique advantage to P&G by integrating in-depth consumer understanding with product technology in a single role. 

Internships at P&G UK

Interns from across our functions talk about the level of responsibility, the projects they got to work on and their personal highlights.

What you can expect:

We are looking to recruit candidates for 12-month internship placements starting in summer 2023. We offer internships at our UK Innovation Centres in Reading and Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

During your internship, you will play a key role in generating consumer insights and being a champion for the consumer and their needs, inspiring your multi-functional R&D partners: Designers, Engineers, Scientists & Technologists, to collaboratively translate those insights into irresistible product experiences that delight the consumer. 

You will define and execute experiments and learning plans to address complex consumer needs and insights, in support of delivering holistic irresistible superior propositions. You will be responsible for the creation of research proposals, executing study preparation and placement, as well as conducting thorough analysis, documenting and communicating learnings to provide clear direction for your project/program.

Some examples of past Consumer Insights internship projects

  • Investigate the properties of skin and hair. Suggest potential mechanisms and develop solutions to reduce post shave irritation.
  • 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.


What we look for:

  • Students studying a BSC or MSC in scientific and engineering degrees (preferably in their penultimate year of study). A degree in Behavioural Science or Physiology would be a great fit for this role. 
  • Academic excellence at all stages throughout school and University education with a passion for research and innovation.
  • Strong communication skills are a must. 
  • Technical curiosity, creativity, innovation, initiative, leadership and your collaboration skills.
  • Evidence of passion and achievements, particularly leadership, in academic and/or non- academic activities, short work experience or internships are a plus.

What we offer you:

  • Responsibilities from Day 1 – You will be given specific projects and responsibilities working on real and live business challenges, just like a true P&Ger.
  • Continuous coaching – You will interact with a multi-functional team that could be spread across the globe, as well as work with our external partners. You will work with passionate people and receive both formal training as well as day-to-day mentoring from your manager and coach. 
  • Dynamic and respectful work environment – Employees are at the core, we value every individual and encourage initiatives, promoting work/life balance.
  • Hybrid/flexible work arrangements.
  • Benefits - A job with P&G offers a competitive salary as well as other great benefits such as a great pension and share schemes.

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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: January 29th, 2023
  • Starting: July 2023
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Starting Salary: Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • 1 Year
  • Reading and Newcastle
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Chemistry
  • Manufacturing
  • Pharmacology
  • Physics

Also Accepting...

  • Most STEM disciplines

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