Blend Test Services Chemist Student Placement

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Date: 7 Nov 2023

Location: Hazelwood, DER, GB, DE56 4AN

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway Company, leverages its unmatched science to unlock immense possibilities at the molecular level, driving sustainable and measurable results to help the world Move Cleaner, Create Smarter and Live Better. Founded in 1928, Lubrizol owns and operates more than 100 manufacturing facilities, sales and technical offices around the world and has approximately 8,800 employees. For more information, view our latest Corporate Report.


Blend Test Services Chemist Student Placement 

Hazelwood (Derbyshire)


At Lubrizol, we have a growing student community in the UK with over 30 placements each year across a number of roles. As a student within the Blend Test Services department, you will be part of a skilled professional team of lab technicians, chemists and PhD chemists, who perform, develop and create a diverse set of physical and analytical chemistry tests to evaluate our products. Without the evidence provided by these tests Lubrizol cannot make specific claims as to the effectiveness of our products.


What you will be doing:


  • Be responsible for the accurate performance of physical and analytical tests on Lubrizol products
  • Presenting test findings to customers (both written and verbal)
  • Reporting to business leaders and driving research and development projects
  • Helping to influence industry standards for vehicle fluids by developing new tests and increasing understanding of current practices
  • Fostering cross lab co-operation and understanding by training on a wide range of tests across the department


What you will need:


  • Studying towards a chemistry related degree involving a year in industry
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written to be able to write reports
  • Experience of analytical or physical chemistry is preferable
  • Lab based experience


Why Lubrizol?


We know that Lubrizol is not a common household name, so it may surprise you to know that our products and technologies are in the things that you use every day- from surfaces and fluids in the vehicles you drive, to shampoo, medicines, to the clothes that you wear.

The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, combines our unique chemistry expertise, formulation and applications capabilities, and market insights to positively impact the lives of our customer’s end users around the globe.


What we can offer you:


• Competitive salary
• Discretionary bonus
• 33 days holiday (including 8 bank holidays)
• Competitive Pension Scheme
• Flexible Working Hours
• Potential to support Final Year Project
• Subsidised Sports and Social Club (Some Locations)
• Subsidised on site restaurant facility (Some Locations)
• Free Car Parking

Together, we are Lubrizol: Where science excels, and people make a difference.

It’s an exciting time to be part of Lubrizol.  Lubrizol is not staying put. We are continually learning and evolving.  Our passion delivers our success — not only for Lubrizol but for those who count on us every day: our employees, customers and communities.

We are talented people working together to solve problems and improve lives through science. We are making a difference, and we will never stop pushing to do it better.


Lubrizol is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from a diverse range of applicants. All applicants will be considered entirely on the basis of their relevant merits and abilities.

Our application process is very straightforward, simply create a short profile and upload your CV and cover letter.  Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK for the duration of the placement and have completed a minimum of 2 years of an undergraduate degree but will not have graduated at the start of the placement. 


We recommend you apply as soon as possible, because we accept ongoing applications and will close this vacancy once we have enough applications.


For more information about our Student Placements, please visit our site:


Hazelwood is a small village in Derbyshire at the lower end of the Pennines, located around 8 miles from Derby city centre. Derby has extensive transport links with other areas of the country, the M1 motorway passes about 10 miles to the east of the city, linking Derby southwards to the London area and northwards to Sheffield and Leeds. Most of our students choose to live in the city centre which is where you will find Intu Derby – the vibrant hub of retail, leisure and dining facilities. The leisure complex is home to Showcase Cinema de Lux, Hollywood Bowl and Paradise Island Adventure Golf as well as a wide range of eateries and some of the world’s biggest brands. Another popular place in Derby city centre with the students is the Cathedral Quarter which is home to fantastic independent shops, a bustling market and abundance of excellent bars, cafes, restaurants and entertainment! There are plenty of events happening in the quarter all year round! A large student population means that the city centre is a lively and vibrant place to be.

Take a look at our video to see what our Hazelwood site has to offer.

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