Manufacturing Graduate Placement Scheme – STADA – Huddersfield


Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

2 years rotational scheme in manufacturing and commercial functions commencing Sept ‘23

About the Company:

Thornton & Ross, part of the STADA group, are one of the UK’s fastest-growing, leading producers of household pharmaceutical products & own some of the country’s most loved brands such as , , as well as the leading disinfectant . Many people in the UK will have a product from Thornton & Ross somewhere at home. We are also a trusted & reliable provider of prescription products, including emollients, bone health products & generics to the NHS with 100 years’ heritage behind us and we have ambitious growth plans to double in size in the next 3-5 years.

This exciting role is key in supporting the delivery of our strategic vision of  Caring for People as a Trusted Partner.  You will be able to make a real difference to people’s health on a daily basis, helping to ensure our products reach our customers, patients and consumers in a timely way. We are looking for someone with a great attitude and passion, who care about making a difference in the world.

  About the Role:

Joining us on this newly created graduate scheme means you get an opportunity to take on responsibility in a specific role or project (such as new product development launches or site improvements) and deliver against business objectives, giving the successful candidate a wide range of experience in readiness for a career longer term in a Technical Operations pharmaceutical role.

During the 2 year programme your time will be spent working in both our Linthwaite manufacturing site which is a Centre of Excellence for semi-solids and liquids in functions such as Manufacturing Supply Chain, Engineering and Quality as well our head office in Slaithwaite gaining experience within the Commercial side of the business working in Sales, Finance and Commercial Supply Chain teams. The 2nd year of the programme will be tailored to your future career aspirations as well as ensuring that the graduate scheme provides well rounded experience of the whole product lifecycle from innovation to launch stage and beyond with a view to a permanent position at the end of the scheme.

About You:

At STADA we talk about diversity as Uniqueness. Everyone is unique and we recognise our differences as a strength. Our values  Entrepreneurship, Integrity, Agility  and  One STADA  ensure our uniqueness thrives, enabling us to care for people’s health as a trusted partner. Empower your Uniqueness, bring your whole self to STADA. If you’re keen to add value and see results, thrive in a fast-paced environment and have the can-do spirit that’s spearheading our success, bring those unique qualities, with the following skills and qualifications:

  • An expected or achieved 2:1 degree in a relevant business, science/pharma, engineering or supply chain discipline
  • A passion to learn about the pharmaceutical and manufacturing sector and a continuous improvement mindset with the ability to spot and act upon opportunities to improve working practices and processes.
  • Excellent numeracy and analytical skills
  • What’s in it for you?

    With 5 locations in the UK, the STADA UK Head Office is in a stunning and recently redeveloped modern canal side setting in Slaithwaite, Huddersfield and only a two-minute drive from our largest recently refurbished manufacturing site in Linthwaite. We employ over 1000 employees, all of whom have the opportunity to progress as we focus on promoting from within and you can be part of that too. Rewarding our employees is important to us, which is why we offer a range of fantastic benefits, such as:

  • Competitive market rate graduate base salary
  • 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays) and the opportunity to buy an additional 5 days leave.
  • Company Pension Scheme.
  • Life Assurance (up to 3 x annual salary).
  • Annual company bonus for all employees.
  • Discounted bus & rail travel throughout West Yorkshire and the surrounding area. We are easily accessible by rail links from Leeds/Bradford/Mancs and our head office is a 5 mins walk from Slaithwaite station.
  • Free on-site parking at both sites with electric vehicle charging points.
  • Reimbursement of professional fees, where essential to the role.
  • We promote good physical and mental health and can provide additional support to our employees via our Employee Assistance Programme all year round
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