Graduate Applied Scientist - Chemistry

Melbourn, United Kingdom
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Global Innovation and Technology Centre, Back Lane, Melbourn SG8 6DP, GB


Company description

Applications will be closing on Monday 9th January.

About us

We believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future.

As strategies, technologies and innovation collide, we create opportunity from complexity.

Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking and breakthrough use of technologies to progress further, faster. Our clients adapt and transform, and together we achieve enduring results.

An innovation and transformation consultancy, we are over 4000 specialists in consumer and manufacturing, defence and security, energy and utilities, financial services, government and public services, health and life sciences, and transport. Our people are strategists, innovators, designers, consultants, digital experts, scientists, engineers and technologists.

We operate globally from offices across the UK, US, Netherlands and Nordics.

PA. Bringing Ingenuity to Life.

Job description

Power Your Curiosity at PA

Joining us as a graduate is a big step. Whether you’re coming from a specialist background or from an unrelated subject, we want you to be bold, stay curious and dive into the opportunities we have to offer.

Our Graduates Make a Difference

If you want a balance of technology, commercial and real-world applications, coupled with an opportunity to work across a broad range of industry sectors, then this might be what you have been looking for.

At PA Consulting we have a unique combination of industry expertise and engineering capability. At our dedicated Global Innovation Technology Centre in Cambridge UK, we develop award-winning products and manufacturing processes, helping clients understand and use technology more effectively.

A career at PA is what you make of it — so power your curiosity and prepare to make an impact.

About You

We’re looking for graduates who:

  • Are credible and comfortable working with clients in high performance environments
  • Can build strong relationships— with both clients and peers
  • Are curious and want to broaden their understanding of the world
  • Can be adaptable and able to flex their style and thinking
  • Are motivated by finding new ways to solve problems
  • Have an enthusiasm for applying their skills in chemistry and the application of new materials to address real-world challenges
  • Can demonstrate a creative approach to problem solving
  • Are excited to learn and apply new technical skills and rapidly acquire domain expertise
  • Are comfortable both working in a hands-on lab setting and performing desk-based research or modelling
  • Have an enthusiasm for communicating complex scientific concepts to experts and non-experts alike
  • Are collaborative and work at their best in dynamic, multidisciplinary teams ​​​​​
  • Are hungry for new challenges

This is an exciting opportunity to apply science in situations which will ultimately lead to real-world innovation. 

  • Completed or Studying towards an undergraduate degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science (or related subject)

The Offer

  • We translate science and technology into commercially viable break-out products and processes
  • We give our clients a true competitive edge by using fundamental science to develop new technology concepts, understand how to bring them to reality, and then do it practically
  • Applied chemists will work as part of multi-disciplinary science and engineering teams to formulate and prototype new materials and incorporate them into new products and processes
  • A real chance to use any and all areas of your degree to solve real-world problems
  • Flexible healthcare plans
  • Competitive leave allowances
  • A wide range of internal and external training programmes
  • 3 days’ volunteering for a charity of your choice through our ‘Give as You Earn’ scheme
  • Your work base will be our Global Innovation & Technology Centre, Melbourn, Cambridge
  • Salary potential: £30,500 with additional £3,500 for transport allowance
  • Full time
  • This role will start in September 2023

Additional information

Inclusion & Diversity

We believe that diversity makes us a stronger firm and look to employ people with different ideas, styles and skill sets. This diversity stimulates a rich, creative environment – one in which our people develop, and our clients enjoy enduring results. We’re committed to recruiting, promoting and rewarding our people solely based on their ability to contribute to PA’s goals, without regard to their sex, race, disability, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or marital status.

Should you need any adjustments to the recruitment process, at either application or interview, please contact us on

Job information

Firm: PA Consulting

Location: Melbourn, United Kingdom