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Global Communications | Business Support Student Placement

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Date: 14-Sep-2022

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.



 Global Communications | Business Support Student Placement 

Hazelwood (near Derby)



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 Creative Services/Global Communications team, you will be working in a global team of skilled professionals with colleagues around the world from commercial and manufacturing to corporate communications and charities. This role is extremely diverse and full of new and exciting experiences; In the morning you may be bench-marking pricing of our products or building on our extensive image library and by the afternoon you may be in conference calls with another part of the world or on location with our video and drone crews. No two days are the same in our team and we are looking for somebody to meet the challenges of a fast paced, busy and eclectic environment.


What you will be doing:

  • Project Management: managing incentives from start to finish, contributing as a team and developing process improvement
  • Data Management: Uploading and cataloguing our image database, researching and presenting data
  • Collating global databases: Providing insightful research and managing pricing research including industry database management
  • Assisting photographers: Supporting film crews and photography shoots, planning and arranging locations and logistics, assisting drone operation
  • Liaising with internal and external customers, including colleagues around the globe on a daily basis
  • Marketing support: Assisting with distribution, research, promotion
  • Charity Support: Leading role in Lubrizol’s charity committee, fund raising and event organisation, annual reports and presentations to senior colleagues


What you will need: 


  • Must be studying towards a business or management related degree with a year in industry, achieving a 2:1 or above
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office with a flexible approach to learning new software and hardware
  • Understand the needs of companies operating on a global scale, including cultural awareness
  • Must be systems and process driven with great attention to detail
  • Able to identify problems/fall shorts and contribute towards finding solutions or improvements
  • Able to work in a team environment, as well as independently


To be considered for this position you will be able to demonstrate a high level or organisation, have a good grasp of the written and spoken word, show confidence in your approach to new challenges and demonstrate your past achievements in work, volunteering, or other commitments outside of your studies.


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 not graduated before 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.

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