Work Placement / Internship

Industrial Placements 2021/22

Materials/Chemistry/Chemical Engineering

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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.

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 offer several one-year industrial placements across the business including in the project management team, new product development and in the lab. On your application form could you please state your preference.

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.

What you’ll need:

  • Minimum 2 years undergraduate study in a chemistry, chemical engineering or materials science or similar discipline.
  • Analytical thinker with a practical approach to problem-solving
  • Organised and motivated with a focus on results
  • Ability to work as part of a team and able to overcome obstacles.
  • The ability to demonstrate you align to our brand values which are pioneering, responsive, trustworthy and reliable.


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


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Opportunity Overview

  • February 28th, 2021
  • £18,000 + benefits
  • All grades
  • Year-long
  • Croydon
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Preferred Disciplines...

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

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