Jan 15, 2020

Research Development Quality (RD&Q) Product and Process Internship 2020

  • Mondelez
  • Birmingham, England, United Kingdom (UK)

Job Description


What makes working at Mondelēz International so special? Many things. The iconic brands and global nature of our business. The continuous innovation and endless opportunities to grow. The chance, each and every day, to put a smile on people’s faces.  We’re the world’s leading maker of Chocolate, Biscuits, Candy and Gum with billion-dollar brands like Cadbury, Milka, Prince and Oreo and we now have an exciting opportunity to join our team.


Big enough to reach the top. Small enough to help you get off the ground.

Want a small taste of life at Mondelēz? Then sink your teeth into one of our huge internships.  Our internships are 12 months long and we’ll make you an integral part of our team and give you a real job – with real responsibilities – from day one. We hope to help you expand your horizons and encourage your personal and professional development.


We want to make sure you get the most from your time with us. That’s why once you join we’ll work out ambitious but achievable goals for you. Then through the support of a buddy and regular reviews with your manager, we’ll help you achieve them.  

The role:

As an intern at Mondelēz International you will be responsible and accountable for your project(s). During the placement you will be expected to plan and execute tests of various scale (e.g. benchtop, pilot plant, and factory) as appropriate for your project as well as to coordinate informal sensory assessment. Key deliverables would be to produce technical reports/presentations and periodically communicate your key findings to stakeholders. You will also have the opportunity to interact with the wider RDQI Community, other business functions and external suppliers. In addition to this you may also be expected to support other ongoing project activities in and outside of your immediate team. For some roles, occasional international travel may be required.


We have RDQI centres supporting Mondelēz International research and innovation in 2 UK locations:



  • Bournville: Chocolate RDQI
  • Reading: Mondelēz Global Science Centre and Reading Scientific Services Limited (RSSL)



This is our chocolate centre of excellence. Teams work on a variety of chocolate projects from around the world.


Product Development:

These teams bring together scientific knowledge and creative minds to develop new and existing chocolate products for our most loved brands e.g. Cadbury, Milka & Toblerone to name a few. These teams work with other cross functional teams in the business e.g. Marketing, Consumer Insights, and Procurement & Manufacturing to develop products that are loved by the consumer.  

Disciplines: Food Science, Nutrition

Process Development:

This team works on process equipment design; for safety, efficiency & quality, and to optimise processes for new & existing products.  As an intern, you will have the opportunity to exercise your technical creativity by analysing processes & investigating design opportunities to scope new technologies. 

Disciplines: Engineering/Food Science

Technology Discovery:

The technology discovery team unlocks future technology to enable the business to grow, by understanding how science and technology advances can be applied creatively to our products. You will be surrounded by world class experts in cocoa, chocolate and confectionery science and engineering.

Disciplines: All Engineering disciplines, especially chemical and mechanical and other scientific.

Reading Science Centre is the home of Mondelez global science centre and wholly owned subsidiary Reading Scientific Services Limited (RSSL).  RSSL provide external support to food, healthcare and pharmaceutical customers.

Ingredient Research (IR):

Ingredients Research are part of a dynamic global Flavour and Materials Sciences research team dedicated to establishing fundamental scientific understanding and discovering technologies that will enable breakthrough competitive and sustainable advantage for our categories and overall business. You will be working with Flavour and Materials Science experts to develop technologies that enable innovation.

Disciplines: (Analytical) Chemistry, Physics, Food Science 


 Candidate requirements:
  • Studying towards a Food Science, Engineering or other scientific discipline (e.g. Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry, Food & Nutrition, Physical Sciences, Materials Science, Physics)
  • 2:1 degree or equivalent (predicted or achieved)
  • Self-drive and motivation
  • Naturally inquisitive and passionate about technical excellence and sciences and can apply fundamental knowledge practically
  • Can work with a level of autonomy, as well as works well in a team
  • Demonstrates strong analytical, communication and presentation abilities
  • Pro-active, highly motivated, ready to take on new responsibilities and build strong relationships
  • Organisation and planning skills
  • If there are opportunities, able to travel overseas, for plant trials/commissioning work and occasionally work on shift, as projects needs dictate
  • Good working knowledge of MS Office
 Mondelēz is a diverse and inclusive employer with an objective to ensure a fair and equal hiring process. If you require any reasonable adjustments to apply or throughout our assessment process please contact earlycareersenquiries@mdlz.com stating “Research Development Quality (RD&Q) Product and Process Internship 2020” as the subject. Our candidate requirements are based on criteria to enable you to succeed in the role. If you have narrowly missed the above requirements and there are extenuating circumstances that you would like us to consider, you can let us know by contacting earlycareersenquiries@mdlz.com stating “Research Development Quality (RD&Q) Product and Process Internship 2020” as the subject and attaching a letter from your school/university to confirm your extenuating circumstances.

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