RSSL Trainee Scientist - Level 4 Apprenticeship

Passionate about Science? Considering further education in a Science discipline? Want to learn in a lab and not in a lecture? Look no further!

Creating delicious moments of joy is big business at Mondelez International. But that doesn’t mean we’re not small enough to take care of you and your future.
New ideas and original thinking are at the heart of our operations. Bring us yours and we’ll make sure they add up to a big, bold future.

These days, some of the best and brightest people in the country are choosing to join the world of work instead of going to university. You get to show your potential in a real world work situation. That’s why we’ve designed some brand new schemes to help school-leavers achieve their potential. If you’ve got big plans for your career, take one small step towards realising them at Mondelēz International.

This strikes the ideal balance between going to university and getting a job. You get to earn while you learn – and your classroom training is all backed up with practical experience and the support of a mentor and buddy. All in all, the perfect preparation for an incredible career with a fast-paced, dynamic company whose dream is to create joy.

The successful candidates will join Mondelēz International at our Reading Science centre on a 2 year training programme, rotating between our range of scientific laboratories to learn and carry out lab work whilst undertaking a level 4 qualification in a relevant science qualification. This, combined with the work based learning, will help you obtain the nationally recognised award of Registered Science Technician (RSciTech).

The trainee will be placed on a number of the laboratories we have here at RSSL, ranging from pharmaceutical chemistry and biology testing to physical sciences and microscopy.

Upon completion of the training programme, you will have the opportunity to remain as a permanent member of staff as a laboratory technician. This role will be based at our Reading Science centre, Reading Scientific Services Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mondelēz International.

So, why join us? Apart from our brands, such as Cadbury©, DairyLea©,Oreo©, we offer all the rewards you'd expect from being the best - great benefits, lovely facilities, countless training opportunities. We've also got some amazing people who do amazing things for our business and for their own careers, every day. And they have fun doing it, too.


First off, you’ll need a good academic background. This will need to include 3 A-levels at C grade or above (or equivalent), two of which must be in a Scientific discipline and maths. You will need five GCSEs grades A*-C, including Maths and English and Science. You’ll need to be enthusiastic, eager to learn and develop and with strong interpersonal skills. In return for your work and dedication, you can look forward to a starting salary of £17,000 a year, and access to a mouth-watering array of benefits, including 27 days holiday per year, company pension scheme and special access to our delicious staff shop.

Application Instructions: 
Application Closing Date: 
29 February