RSSL Product Development Internship/Placement Year 2024 - 2025

RSSL Product Development Internship/Placement Year 2024 - 2025 Reading, England

Mondelēz International
Full Time Reading, England 10.56 - 12.04 GBP Today
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Job Description

RSSL (Reading Scientific Services Limited) is a multi-award-winning food and pharmaceutical research organisation, pushing the boundaries of science to make our world safer, healthier, and more sustainable. Our clients, based across 70 countries, trust us to deliver intelligent solutions to real-world problems through rigorous analytical testing, cutting-edge research and development, customised consultancy, and training services.

This year we have been shortlisted for a number of awards, including two from the FDF - Technologist of the Year and the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Award . In 2022, OBN recognised us as Best Contract Research Organisation (CRO) for the second time, while The Great British Business and Community Awards named us Employer of the Year and The Thames Valley Business Award honoured us as their Business of the Year .

When you join RSSL, you’re joining a global network enriched by our parent company Mondelēz International . Our diverse team includes 23 nationalities from 350 members and, all together, we are committed to transforming lives through science, innovation, and collaboration.

Our placements are 13 months long and during this time we’ll make you an integral part of the team. We hope to help you expand your horizons and encourage both your personal and professional development.

Life at RSSL

As a Product Development industrial placement student at RSSL, you will be working within the Product and Ingredient Innovation (PII) team.

PII develops and optimises products to meet product development and innovation briefs for clients. These may be clients from the external food industry but could also be stakeholders from across Mondelez. As a placement student you will work independently and as part of the team on a wide range of different products including; bakery, beverages, confectionery, dairy and more. You will support the formulation of new food products, understand the function of the ingredients you are using, and learn different processing techniques, as you support the project managers in the team to help clients take new products to the market.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about food and enjoys being creative. Someone with an interest in the science of food preparation and its application to the food development process. We would prefer someone that is studying towards a relevant degree such as; Food Science, Food Technology, Nutrition, Biochemistry, Chemistry, or any combined degree such as Food Science and Nutrition or Food Science and Technology.

During the placement, you will be expected to plan and execute experiments related to your projects, produce technical reports/presentations, and periodically communicate your key findings to stakeholders. You will also have the opportunity to interact with other departments within RSSL and possibly the wider Mondelez business. In addition to this, you may also be expected to support other ongoing project activities outside of your immediate team. Where a project is required to be completed as part of your university degree, we will ensure we work with you and your supervisor to devise a project which meets the requirements.

Please be aware that this role may require handling of materials that may contain chemicals, solvents and allergens, and the appropriate protective wear will be supplied.

Candidate requirements

  • Studying towards a suitable scientific degree (detailed above)
  • Predicted classification 2:1 (or equivalent)
  • Self-motivated and driven
  • Naturally inquisitive and passionate about technical excellence
  • Can work with a level of autonomy, as well as within a team
  • Demonstrate strong analytical, communication and presentation abilities
  • Pro-active and ready to take on new responsibilities
  • Able to build strong relationships
  • Good working knowledge of MS Office
  • Able to travel (if required)

In return for your commitment, drive and enthusiasm, we offer an attractive benefits package within a highly successful international business that offers a competitive salary, 35 days annual leave (including bank holidays), contributory pension, life assurance, and a flexible benefits programme.

Closing date for applications is midday Wednesday 8th November 2023.

We will be holding our final stage assessment centre for this role in-person at our Reading offices on Thursday 7th December 2023 . Reasonable travel expenses will be covered.

For more details on our Early Careers schemes and advice on our application process, visit our careers site today - Early Careers - UK | Mondelēz International, Inc. (

RSSL and Mondelēz are a diverse and inclusive employer with an objective to ensure a fair and equal hiring process. If you require any reasonable adjustments to apply or throughout our assessment process, please contact [email protected] stating “ RSSL Industrial Placement – Product Development ” as the subject.

Our candidate requirements are based on criteria to enable you to succeed in the role. If you have narrowly missed the above requirements and there are extenuating circumstances that you would like us to consider, you can let us know by contacting [email protected] stating “ RSSL Industrial Placement – Product Development ” as the subject and attaching a letter to confirm your extenuating circumstances.



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Business Unit Summary

Reading Scientific Services Ltd (RSSL) is a cutting-edge contract research organisation (CRO), providing research, analysis and consultancy to the food, consumer goods and life science sectors. Whether we are creating new products, validating medicines or solving investigations, we take pride in being a leader in our field, serving clients from across 70 countries. Enriched by our parent company, Mondelēz International, our team are committed to transforming lives through science, innovation and collaboration.

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RSSL is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation or preference, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Job Type

Intern (Fixed Term)


Early Careers

RSSL Product Development Internship/Placement Year 2024 - 2025
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Company - Public
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