Each year, the RDQ team at Mondelēz International’s Global Science Centre in Reading welcomes a selected group of university students in an industrial placements role as part of their degree courses. The scheme, which has been running for several years, includes a 12 month placement were the student takes on real scientific roles and makes a contribution to the business as well as gaining valuable experience to support them as they embark on their career journey.
Peter Clarke, Associate Director, Global Analytical Sciences at Mondelēz International’s Reading Science Centre said: “The scheme provides a broad array of opportunities for the students on placements as they get involved in projects from prototyping snacks for well-being to enhancing our microscopy capabilities through developing hand held x-ray solutions, and many more experiences besides.”
The 11 students who joined the Mondelēz RDQ team in Reading in July last year have recently celebrated the complement of their placement. To mark the occasion and reward the students for all over their hard work, the Reading Science Centre runs a yearly evaluation to identify the top interns of the year.
Peter adds: “Whilst we of course appreciate the contributions from all of our interns, special recognition is provided to the winners of this highly prized accolade. Congratulations to all our interns for the successful completion of their placements with us, many thanks to them for their wonderful contributions, and best wishes for their further careers.”
The top interns of 2016 are as follows:
- 1st place, Kyran Page from Queen Mary University of London
- 2nd place, Harris Stavrou from Warwick University
- 3rd place, Annabel Ackroyd from Leeds University