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Industrial Placement - Logistics

Department: Logistics

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

Are you looking for an industrial placement as part of your sandwich degree at University?

Are you studying towards a Life Science degree?

Do you enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and being part of a team?


If you answered yes to all the above, then join us on a 12-months’ industrial placement as an intern and become part of a rapidly expanding biotech organisation while gaining highly valuable industry experience!


What’s in it for you?


As an intern, we will empower you to take initiatives, make decisions and manage your own workflow. You will receive extensive training in how to appropriately handle our scientific products and ship orders to our customers globally. You will be part of a team who take pride in working efficiently, accurately and working well under pressure.


You’ll also troubleshoot cross-departmental issues, transport queries and vendor problems that could impact customer delivery. We provide a world class service to our customers and so it is important that we put them first in everything we do!


Most importantly, you will gain highly valuable exposure to a fast-paced and streamlined logistics department within a globally recognised biotech organisation. As a result, you will develop skills that are highly valued in the workplace such as teamwork, organisation and problem-solving.


What we are looking for:


You’ll be a confident communicator with a positive attitude. You genuinely love working in a team and are ready to step in whenever needed to support your peers. You can pick up new software packages quickly and follow processes accurately.


You’re proactive, adaptable and highly motivated. You’re enthusiastic and willing to learn new skills. You will be expected to work equally as part of a team or on an individual basis, displaying solid organisational and problem-solving skills to meet tight deadlines. You are organised and remain calm under pressure.


You’re an undergraduate studying towards a degree in a Life Science related field and are on a sandwich degree looking for an industrial placement as a recognised part of your course.


What’s next?

  • Step 1. If you’re keen to join us, send us your CV along with a cover letter, including your answer to the following question: “Why do you want to work in logistics at Abcam?”.
  • Step 2. We’ll review all profiles and get in touch.
  • Step 3. We’ll hold an interactive and fun group assessment centre involving a team exercise, a chat with a manager and a tour of logistics.


Key information:

  • Group assessment centre/interview: January 2020
  • Expected internship duration: 12 months
  • Expected start date: July 1st 2020
  • Remuneration: Monthly paid intern salary
  • Total hours per week: 37.5


What our interns say:


Kate (Logistics Internship 2019-20)


During my time at Abcam I have gained the valuable skill of how to interact well in a team as well as professionally in the work place. Being predominantly a part of the Lab Logistics group gives me a great insight into how the various laboratory departments function and interconnect with each other, in addition to how we can facilitate this. The work is fast-paced and thought provoking, giving vision of how a biotechnology company is able to provide service to its customers and why their work is so necessary. On top of this, Abcam appreciates every employee as an individual with separate personal goals – whether you wish to shadow and be cross trained in other departments, or something as simple as being on the charity/social committees, there are always opportunities to get involved in something bigger and develop yourself. I am incredibly grateful to be given the chance to work at Abcam as a part of my industrial placement year and to meet such friendly and driven people.


Adil (Logistics Internship 2019-20)


Working as a Logistics intern at Abcam has permitted myself to embellish skills such as problem solving, time management and attention to detail, within an approachable and enjoyable surrounding. Acknowledging the synergy amongst various departments as well as the adaptability required within logistics has been a privilege; especially within a successful international corporation, that continues to flourish within the biotechnical industry. Having been fortunate to acquire such invaluable knowledge, I look forward to utilising this futuristically, throughout my remaining time here and on completion of my studies.