Regulatory Chemical Compliance Student Placement

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Date: 31 Oct 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.



Regulatory Chemical Compliance (Europe, Middle East, Africa and India)

Student Placement


At Lubrizol, we have a growing student community in the UK with over 30 placements each year across a number of roles.

An exciting role has arisen within the Europe, Middle East, Africa and India (EMEAI) Product Safety and Compliance Department (PSCD), joining an established team of regulatory professionals.

As a student within EMEAI PSCD, you will gain real work experience alongside a niche scientific role, within one of the world’s premier specialty chemical companies. Offering an office-based position that allows you to use your scientific background and training in a non-academic, non-research environment whilst gaining valuable experience within a multi-billion-dollar business.

Along with completing projects assigned to you by your supervisor or colleagues, you will be a key member of the team ensuring global compliance with chemical health and safety regulations. This includes, but not is limited to, managing areas of the global supply chain and preparing regulatory documents to ensure compliance and fulfil customer expectations.


What you will be doing:


  • Manage and conduct projects in line with Lubrizol’s legal obligations to health, safety and environmental regulations of our current and developmental chemistries
  • You will be responsible for ensuring timeliness and accuracy of data/projects to performance metrics and internal and external customer requirements
  • Supporting run the business activities from the region, including but not limited to product regulatory reviews and regulatory systems data management in SAP
  • Attending relevant meetings with members of both your team, other functions of PSCD and the wider business
  • Creating and showcasing a technical poster for the Hazelwood Innovation Symposium
  • Presenting at the research and development technical joint talks towards the end of your placement
  • Working in a close-knit team within a regulatory specialty.
  • Collaborating with global PSCD colleagues across multiple time zones on projects and run the business activities.
  • Collaborating with other groups outside of PSCD across all areas of the business.


What you will need:


  • You must be studying towards a science related degree involving a year in industry, achieving a 2:1 or above (Chemistry, biochemistry or similar modules would be advantageous but not necessary)
  • You should have a C or above in A Level (or equivalent) Mathematics or Science based subject (A-level  - or equivalent - Chemistry advantageous but not necessary)
  • Self-motivated and comfortable working in an office-based team environment
  • Able to handle multiple tasks and appropriately manage priorities for self and global organisation
  • Detail orientated and results driven
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proficient with computer relational databases and common business-related software programmes (e.g. Excel)
  • Experienced in capturing, interpreting and manipulating data and databases


What you will gain:

  • Extensive experience using industry specific software including SAP
  • Understanding of how a global business and supply chain functions
  • Experience in a technical scientific non-research role
  • Experience in Global and European Chemical Regulations



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:


  • Cometitive 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:



The European marketing and technical centre Lubrizol Hazelwood supports an extensive range of clients and Original Equipment Manufacturers across the globe. 

The Hazelwood site is located in a rural setting around 8 miles from Derby City centre.  With a vibrant and constantly growing list of things to do and see, the city offers something to suit all tastes.  Be it lively nights out, a thriving live music scene (Derby recently won the title of ‘the city of festivals!’) an abundance of shops and restaurants, or indeed, getting involved in sports at the Ipro Arena, or the newly opened Velodrome, the choice is endless.  If you prefer more peaceful surroundings the beautiful Peak District is right on the doorstep, offering amazing scenery, idyllic country pubs, and fantastic opportunities for outdoor pursuit enthusiasts.

You will find that Lubrizol offer a wealth of career and development opportunities.  We employ the very best talent and strive to offer our employees the opportunity to grow and learn.

There is something for everyone who lives and work here……

To learn and see what it is like to work here at Lubrizol Hazelwood, please view our video.

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