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 Business Development placement student, you will play a pivotal role in driving growth by generating leads and promoting our cutting-edge analytical services. As an integral part of our Business Development department, you'll gain hands-on experience in identifying potential clients, nurturing relationships, and showcasing the value of RSSL's analytical expertise. Collaborating with cross-functional teams, you will contribute to expanding our client base while learning essential skills in market research, communication, and strategic planning.
We welcome applications from all areas of study, but candidates with degrees in science or business are preferred. If you're eager to learn, driven to excel, and passionate about fostering connections in the world of analytical services, this internship offers a unique opportunity to kickstart your career in Business Development.
- Studying towards a Business or Science based degree (preferred) (other disciplines will be considered)
- Excellent Communication Skills
- Confidence speaking with senior industry leaders
- Pro-active and ready to take on new responsibilities
- Drive to succeed
- Time Management
- 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 Friday 15th December 2023.
We will be holding our final stage interviews for this role in-person at our Reading offices on Wednesday 24th January 2024. 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. (mondelezinternational.com)
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@example.com stating “RSSL Industrial Placement – Business 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 firstname.lastname@example.org stating “RSSL Industrial Placement – Business 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.
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