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Student Internship - Technical Lab 2020/2021

(12/13 months)

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About us 

Zotefoams plc is a world leader in polymer processing technology. Using a unique manufacturing process with environmentally-friendly nitrogen expansion, Zotefoams produces lightweight foams in Croydon (UK) and Kentucky (US) that are used widely in many applications including aircraft, the automotive industry and leading sportswear brands.

Role overview

We offer a one-year industrial placement which allows you to work alongside our laboratory technicians performing tests on our development projects.

Tests performed include mechanical property testing and flammability testing as well as thermal analysis of polymers. You will also gain insight into other departments through lunch and learns, Q&A sessions and one half-day shadowing session. 

The placement will run for 12/13 months from July/August 2020. Hours: Monday-Friday: 8.40am-4.50pm.


To be considered for this role you will need to have:

  • Minimum 2 years' undergraduate study in a chemistry, chemical engineering or materials science discipline.
  • GCSE maths.
  • Hands-on approach to laboratory work.
  • Good numeracy and literacy skills.
  • Analytical thinker with a practical approach to problem-solving.
  • Organised and motivated with a focus on results.


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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • £18,000 + benefits
  • All grades
  • Year-long
  • Croydon
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Chemical
  • Chemistry
  • Materials & Minerals
  • Materials Science

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