Graduate Sustainability Assistant – 24 Month Placement Ref: 14114

Competitive Salary Package + Benefits Package

Excellent 24-month placement opportunity for a candidate looking to commence their career in Sustainability. Reporting to the Global Director of Sustainability you will be joining a $9 billion global leader in the Chemicals and Specialty Products space.

Role Info:

Graduate Sustainability Assistant
Middlesbrough TS3
Competitive Salary Package + Benefits Package

Some key facts about us:

+ Leading Global Chemical & Product Solutions Partner with a local presence
+ From construction site to bathroom cabinet to dinner table, you’ll find products, chemicals, & food ingredients that have passed through our supply chain
+ 7,600 employees worldwide, 850 employees across 18 sites over UK/Ireland
+ 2,500 premier chemical suppliers
+ 80,000 customers
+ 300 facilities in more than 100 countries

The Graduate Sustainability Assistant Opportunity:

We have an exciting and challenging opportunity for a recent graduate to gain invaluable experience as part of our sustainability agenda and progressing our evolving sustainability ambitions. Reporting to the Global Director of Sustainability, throughout this 24-month placement you will gain an exposure a broad range of topics including energy, waste, safety, operations, sales and supply chain responsibility.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks:

+ Actively seeking improvements to existing processes carried out as part of the sustainability program’s workstreams
+ Supporting the delivery on change through application of principles on change management and project management.
+ Proactive problem identification and root cause analysis to develop solutions that enable the business to better meet the objectives of our global sustainability agenda.
+ Supporting development and implementation of projects identified as part of the ongoing sustainability strategy.
+ Identify and communicate business case, risks, plans and reviews for new projects and pilot projects to support sustainability improvements.
+ Work cross functionally to gather and process information from stakeholders in new and ongoing sustainability activities.
+ Assisting colleagues with sustainability enquiries.
+ Supporting the business’ external reporting, helping to improve our sustainability performance.
+ Contribute to work in line with the expectations of our own goals and external frameworks (GRI, SASB, UN SDG’s etc.) that can withstand external scrutiny.

We Are Looking For

+ The successful candidate will hold a minimum 2:2 undergraduate degree in a related field (Environmental Science, Sustainable Development, Project Management or similar) and have a drive for continued learning and continuous development.
+ Comfortable solving problems
+ Adaptable working style to manage both detail orientated work and big picture thinking
+ Good people skills
+ Collaborative work approach
+ Ability to embrace our ‘Serious about safety’ culture and maintain professional behaviour
+ Computer literate with experience of data analysis and processing with the ability to work with a level of autonomy.

What we offer in return:

+ 33 days holiday
+ Holiday buy and sell scheme
+ Discretionary bonus scheme
+ Generous pension scheme
+ Death in service benefits
+ Discounted private healthcare
+ Discounts with 1,000+ retailers
+ Employee assistance programme
+ Employee share plan
+ Cycle to work scheme
+ Learning & development programmes
+ Career progression opportunities
+ Free onsite parking

Ready to learn from the best in the business? We look forward to hearing from you.

Interested? Apply here for a fast-track path to the Hiring Manager

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