Graduate Opportunity

2021 Graduate Scheme

Materials Engineering

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About us

Zotefoams is a pioneering materials technology company with unique technology that enables us to create and produce unique products.
We uses its environmentally friendly nitrogen expansion technology to foam a variety of advanced polymers, many of which have never been foamed before. We are a global organisation with headquarters in Croydon and we supply to leading brands in the aviation, automotive, packaging and sportswear markets.

Our foams save weight and fuel in cars, trains and planes, save energy by insulating, and provide protection to people and goods. Our products help our customers reduce emissions, lower energy usage, improve fuel efficiency and comply with increasingly stringent safety regulations.

In common with other businesses, we seek to minimise the use of natural resource through measures such as reducing energy and polymer usage, which benefits the environment. In the medium term we anticipate our technology being used to meet the growing demand for improved sustainability, with foams which include recycled or renewable content polymers. Zotefoams Products are rarely used in the ill-considered single-use applications predominantly in consumer packaging that drives a negative public perception of plastic.

Role overview

Zotefoams has a large R&D function, within which we offer up to 4 graduate places each year for a 2-year rotational programme. The graduate scheme consists of either two or three placements in the organisation which could be in a wide range of different departments such as but not limited to, process engineering, R&D, sales, health and safety or project management.

You will have at least one placement which is commercially linked and one which is more engineering focussed. In addition, you will be able to shadow other areas of the organisation including quality, process engineering, supply chain, production and sales.

What you’ll need

You will be ambitious and self-driven with a degree in materials engineering or a similar subject.

In addition you will be able to demonstrate:

  • The ability to make good decisions
  • The ability to work well in a team
  • The ability to apply learning
  • The ability to overcome obstacles

Location & Travel

Zotefoams is based on the A236 between Mitcham and Croydon. It is served by regular bus and tram services

connecting to Wimbledon, Croydon, East Croydon, Morden, Mitcham Junction, Tooting and Tooting Broadway.


Contributory pension, staff bonus, share purchase scheme, life insurance, reward scheme and flexible Friday scheme.


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Opportunity Overview

  • February 28th, 2021
  • £26,000 + benefits
  • All grades
  • Croydon
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Chemical
  • Chemistry
  • Materials & Minerals
  • Materials Science
  • Process

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