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Degree Apprenticeship - Applied Chemical Science

Posted 13 Jul 2024
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Syngenta is delighted to offer the opportunity to earn as you learn, with all tuition fees paid for a 5-year degree apprenticeship through the University of Kent in Applied Chemical Science BSc (Hons). This is a flexible and inclusive programme which includes, on average, 1-day per week of online learning, with occasional onsite workshops at the University which are paid for through the programme.

Successful candidates will work on real projects in the laboratory four days a week and study towards their degree one day a week at our state-of-the-art research centre in Jealott’s Hill (Bracknell). During the apprenticeship you will gain varied laboratory-based experience working across three different departments; product research, development and analysis, learning the skills and techniques required to be successful in each area.

Your role, as part of a flexible team, will be to generate, analyse and interpret data, carry out problem solving, and report on your findings, contributing to Syngenta’s mission to sustainably feed the planet, while growing as a scientist and working towards your degree.

About you

  • A minimum of 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) - grades A* - C 9/4 including Science, maths and English is essential.
  • You must have a total of 80 UCAS points including preferably a B or higher in A-Level Chemistry or equivalent – we will accept predicted grades in the screening process and offers will be subject to receiving acceptable points/grades. Alternative experience and qualifications will be considered.
  • You will live a commutable distance from our Jealott’s Hill site near Bracknell, or willing and able to relocate at your own expense.

Preferable attributes you may need:

  • Passion and enthusiasm for science and learning
  • Self-motivated, dedicated and driven
  • Good communication skills
  • Good attitude to working as part of a team
  • Scientific curiosity and ability to solve problems in a logical way
  • Attention to detail

Company Description


Syngenta Crop Protection is a leader in agricultural innovation, bringing breakthrough technologies and solutions that enable farmers to grow productively and sustainably. We offer a leading portfolio of crop protection solutions for plant and soil health, as well as digital solutions that transform the decision-making capabilities of farmers. Our 17,900 employees serve to advance agriculture in more than 90 countries around the world. Syngenta Crop Protection is headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, and is part of the Syngenta Group.

Our employees reflect the diversity of our customers, the markets where we operate and the communities which we serve. No matter what your position, you will have a vital role in safely feeding the world and taking care of our planet. Join us and help shape the future of agriculture.


Additional Information


Site details

Jealott's Hill International Research Centre UK is situated in pleasant semi-rural surroundings between Bracknell and Maidenhead and is the place of work for approximately 800 Syngenta scientists and support staff. Jealott’s Hill is one of the main global research and development sites and key activities include research into discovery of new active ingredients, new formulation technologies, product safety and technical support of our product range.

Recruitment process

Please click Apply to upload your CV and details. Successful candidates will be invited for a screening call, and zoom interview followed by an assessment centre (date will be confirmed during phone screen).

Benefits of the program

  • Starting salary of £20,500 a year with regular pay reviews and potential increases
  • Up to 31.5 days of annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Annual performance related bonus and a range of additional benefits
  • All University tuition fees paid for the duration of your degree
  • Access to world class scientific equipment
  • The opportunity to work with and learn from highly qualified and experienced scientists

Future Development

Completion of the apprenticeship includes successful graduation with a BSc (Hons) in Applied Chemical Sciences. As part of a top 10 biotech global employer, we provide on-going development and career opportunities.

More information about the degree can be found in below following link;

https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/2489/applied-chemical-sciences

Diversity and Inclusion

We value diversity and inclusion as reflected in our corporate values and leadership commitments. Embracing the unique perspectives and capabilities of our employees is helping to catalyse innovation, maximize performance and create business value.

For more information, see: https://www.syngenta.com/careers/working-syngenta/diversity-and-inclusion .

If you have any questions or need some support with your application, we’d love to hear from you.

The closing date for applications is 5th July 2024.

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Syngenta is een van ’s werelds toonaangevende bedrijven in de agri-business met meer dan 27.000 medewerkers in meer dan 90 landen met een gemeenschappelijk doel: “Bringing plant potential to life”.

Door eersteklas onderzoek, mondiaal bereik en toewijding aan onze klanten helpen we opbrengsten te verhogen, het milieu te beschermen en de gezondheid en kwaliteit van leven te verbeteren. In Nederland werken zo’n 900 medewerkers aan de ontwikkeling, productie en verkoop van kwalitatief hoogwaardige zaden, stekken, jonge planten en gewasbeschermingsmiddelen.

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