The Gillette Technical Centre in Reading is home to around 100 scientists and engineers responsible for innovating consumer products for Gillette and Venus brands. The centre is responsible for all the major innovations on these brands for the last 57 years and has a proud history of technical rigor, creativity and engineering excellence. It boasts some of the best rapid prototype facilities in the company and a fully equipped engineering workshop to develop precision prototypes at a rapid rate. We develop our own bespoke instruments, design and run our own experiments and have an entire facility for consumer testing. The centre is a friendly, diverse culture which many describe as family like with a hands-on attitude to innovation.
We currently offer two separate apprenticeship programmes at the Reading Technical Centre:
Laboratory Science Apprenticeship
As a laboratory science apprentice you will:
- learn about scientific techniques to measure our products’ performance.
- conduct data analysis from the testing you have carried out, and identify trends and any errors, and reporting this data back to your supervisors.
- create/formulate chemistries for use whilst shaving
The duration of the apprenticeship is 24 months and successful apprentices will complete the programme with a Level 3 qualification in Laboratory Science.
Successful applicants will be based at our R&D site in Reading 4 days per week, with 1 day per week completing the BTEC part of the qualification at Farnborough College of Technology.
Please click here for more information and to apply for positions starting September 2017.
You will begin your career the innovation team at Gillette’s Greater London Innovation Centre in Reading, learning to use state of the art engineering technology to produce new prototypes that for direct consumer testing. You will gain an understanding of the consumer needs and technical challenges in producing new products and be a key part of designing, developing and manufacturing innovative new solutions.
The duration of the apprenticeship is 4-5 years and successful apprentices will start from NVQ L2 & C&G 2850 Tech Cert in Engineering and complete the programme with a Level 3 NVQ in Engineering and an HNC in Engineering
Successful applicants will be based at our R&D site in Reading 4 days per week, with 1 day per week completing the BTEC part of the qualification at Basingstoke College of Technology.
Our next intake of engineering apprentices will start in September 2018 and the opportunity to apply will be from March 2018.