Work Placement / Internship

Summer Student Placement 2022


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About Us

Zotefoams plc designs and manufactures specialised foam products for a world of everyday applications.

For nearly 100 years we have created solutions that enable our customers to become more competitive, profitable and sustainable. Our leadership position today is based on our portfolio of differentiated products, our technological excellence and our exceptional people.

Zotefoams Process

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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

We are recruiting for summer internships for students looking to gain experience into a technical and commercial environment. Internships are offered for 8-12 weeks over the summer period.

Successful applicants, who will typically be studying materials or chemical engineering, will have the opportunity to work alongside our laboratory technicians assisting with testing for quality control, product and supplier development. Specific projects will be assigned during the internship which will give you an opportunity to work with the R&D and/or process engineering departments.

Our internship will help build your skills and give you the vital experience of working for an increasingly global organisation with plenty of opportunity to scope and develop your career. You will also have the ability to put your ideas forward and make a real impact in our business.

The ambitious programme has been devised to meet the growing demand for people with technical backgrounds directly relevant to Zotefoams’ unique process and our materials.

Location and 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

  • Ongoing
  • Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • 8-12 weeks
  • Croydon
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Preferred Disciplines...

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

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