Their team of over 37,000 entrepreneurs are all inspired by a vision of a world in which people are healthier and live better. At the heart of RB’s rapidly growing business is the collective drive to help people feel better, which is why they invest in research and development to find new ways for people to look after themselves, their families and their homes.
RB are looking for the next generation of world-leading undergraduates to continue this growth and reputation. They have placement opportunities within their research and development, regulatory affairs, evidence generation and clinical research and product safety teams. Some examples of what you can expect to get involved with include:
- Preparing products and documentation for testing with consumers
- Developing new formulations for consumer healthcare products
- Analysis of products with equipment testing. This includes HPLC, spray pattern testing of aerosols and destruction testing of devices
- Maintaining the compliance of an existing RB product, for example working on the renewal of a product licence
Beginning in July 2018, these will be one year placements based at RB’s site in Hull. During this time you will have the opportunity to develop your practical skills as well as presentation skills and business acumen. You’ll have exposure to a range of RB products and the opportunity to learn from experts within their fields. Offering a salary of around £16,000 per annum along with 25 days holiday. You will work a 36.75 hour week – between 8.30am and 4:45pm Monday to Thursday and 8:30am and 4:00pm on Friday.
Is a placement at RB right for you?
Yes, if you…
- Are you currently studying a scientific degree such as Chemistry, Biology, Pharmacology, Biomedical Science or Microbiology and about to go into your industrial placement year (either 2nd, 3rd or 4th year)
- Work well in a fast paced environment
- Are a team player
- Have good organisational skills
- Are curious about the way products are developed
- Are keen to learn new techniques and transferrable skills
Insight from previous Year in Industry students
“As Optrex is quite a small team, there is a lot of opportunity to get involved in many different jobs which has been amazing for developing a really wide range of skills.” Laura Marsh, YII R&D Student
“I’m the current student in the Respiratory Sore Throat (Strepsils) team for formulation. Common tasks that I carry out include: lozenge manufacture, working on formulas for new products, pulling samples from stability ovens (we store samples at different temperatures and test them at different time points to ensure they do not change) and ordering in new raw materials." Tara Morrison YII Formulation Student