Data science and Information Systems Industrial Placement,

United Kingdom, ., Slough

Business unit: Paints and Coatings

About AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel has a passion for paint. We’re experts in the proud craft of making paints and coatings, setting the standard in color and protection since 1792. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. Headquartered in the Netherlands, we operate in over 80 countries and employ around 35,000 talented people who are passionate about delivering the high performance products and services our customers expect. For more information please visit


12 month Data science and Information Systems Industrial Placement - High Throughput Experimentation and Data Analysis in R&D
To start July 2020
£15,840 per annum + £900 Relocation Fee*** + Benefits + 25days Holiday + Bank Holidays
Slough, Berkshire

Where better to put your learning into practice and gain valuable experience than as part of the team at AkzoNobel. We are more than just the largest global paints and coatings company. We are a business recognised the world over for being first with ideas, driving innovation, and delivering continuous improvement for customers.
At AkzoNobel, we believe we can only grow our business as fast as we grow our people. That’s why we’re committed to developing people.


The internship opportunities within our business are geared towards providing you with a challenging experience. Working as part of a successful team on ‘real life’ projects you’ll be mentored by experienced professionals. With their support see how academic theory is applied in a corporate environment, practice your analytical and team working skills and make a real contribution to the success of the business.


Day-to-day you will be a part of our Design and Knowledge Management Team. Involved from day one, you’ll work closely with a range of internal business departments and use a variety of techniques to support R&D projects across our Decorative Paints functions, while gaining a greater understanding of the practical uses of programming and data science within an industrial environment, and how these can be used in conjunction with tools such as design of experiment, high throughput systems, and data visualization to provide solutions and value to our customers.



AkzoNobel creates everyday essentials to make people's lives more liveable and inspiring. As a leading global paints and coatings company we supply essential colour, essential protection and essential ingredients to industries and consumers worldwide. Backed by a pioneering heritage, our innovative products and sustainable technologies are designed to meet the growing demands of our fast-changing planet, while making life easier. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, we have approximately 35,000 people in around 80 countries. Our portfolio includes well-known brands such as Dulux, Sikkens, International, Interpon and Cuprinol and we are consistently ranked as a leader in sustainability; we are dedicated to energizing cities and communities while creating a protected, colourful world where life is improved by what we do.


To be considered you must have achieved a minimum of 300 UCAS points (or equivalent) and be a high achiever and expecting a minimum 2:1 degree or equivalent on a course that offers you the option of taking a Year in Industry.  Your degree subject area should be relevant such as Data Science, and/or Computer Science, or similar. A good understanding of basic chemistry, physics, and statistics is also preferred.


It goes without saying that you’ll be a highly motivated undergraduate who is keen to contribute to the progress of engaging projects within our operation. You could also have some previous experience of practical work with the ability to work accurately, tidily, methodically and safely adhering to safe laboratory working practices, policies and procedures at all times. What makes you different is you are the sort of undergraduate who not only has ideas but also has the energy and determination to make them happen; an undergraduate who wants to work in an international environment and find solutions to the big challenges facing the world.


So if you think you’ve got what it takes and want to develop your talents, we can’t wait to see you here at AkzoNobel – and help you take your ideas to the world. 
As part of the application process you will need to be available for a telephone interview and to attend an Assessment Centre on either 19th or 20th November.

** UCAS Points are a measurement of ‘A ‘Level performance, points gained at AS level qualifications should not be included. 300 points are equivalent to 3B’s at ‘A ‘Level not including general studies.
 *** Terms apply

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