Supply Chain Industrial Placement at Solvay Solutions UK Ltd

Where: England - West Midlands

Deadline: December 8, 2018

Type: Placement Year

About the Company:

Main business: : Engineering and manufacturing

Solvay is a multi-specialty chemical company, committed to developing chemistry that addresses key societal challenges. Solvay innovates and partners with customers in diverse global end markets. Its products and solutions are used in planes, cars, smart and medical devices, batteries, in mineral and oil extraction, among many other applications promoting sustainability. Its lightweighting materials enhance cleaner mobility, its formulations optimize the use of resources and its performance chemicals improve air and water quality. Solvay is headquartered in Brussels with around 27,000 employees in 58 countries.

About the Role:

Working to improve business processes within a manufacturing environment, this role will focus on key project work related to the sites supply chain performance. This placement will give you the opportunity to make a real difference to productivity, efficiency and customer service at Oldbury Site.

In return you will receive first-hand experience of a supply chain environment operating on a global basis, and exposure to the chemical manufacturing industry. This will give you a great head start as you go into completing your studies and your future career.

Typical projects include; studying the flow of materials and information and implementing innovative ways to simplify; working with external suppliers to bring Digital solutions to an operational environment; supporting change management as the site strives to optimise efficiency; analysing service performance and leading actions which contribute towards our drive for excellent customer centricity.


Studying a suitable degree, you will have the desire to gain business and industrial experience at a manufacturing company. You will have as a minimum:

  • an analytical approach to problems, with numeric and logical reasoning skills
  • capacity to work proficiently on a range of IT and business systems
  • strong interpersonal skills to interface with people in numerous departments; from shop floor; business; external suppliers and operational management.
  • confident practical approach, exploring day to day operations to find solutions
  • an ability to cope in a busy environment with a high workload and to be prepared to challenge the status quo
  • supply chain process appreciation
  • high energy, results drive and attention to detail
  • enthusiasm to extract the most from this exciting opportunity

How to Apply:

For more information and to apply please visit Career Connect and search Reference ID 'EXB6K'