Innovation Internship

  • CHEP
  • Weybridge, UK
  • Jan 30, 2019
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Under the CHEP and IFCO brands Brambles helps move more goods to more people, in more places than any other organisation on earth. Its pallets, crates and containers form the invisible backbone of the global supply chain and the world’s biggest brands trust us to help them transport their goods more efficiently, sustainably and safely. As pioneers of the sharing economy, Brambles created one of the world's most sustainable logistics businesses through the share and reuse of its platforms under a model known as ‘pooling’. Brambles primarily serves the fast-moving consumer goods (e.g. dry food, grocery, and health and personal care), fresh produce, beverage, retail and general manufacturing industries. The Group employs approximately 12,000 people and own approximately 610 million pallets, crates and containers through a network of more than 850 service centres. Brambles operates in more than 60 countries with its largest operations in North America and Western Europe.

Brambles and its family of businesses provide you unparalleled opportunities to advance and accelerate your career. You’ll be joining an international growth organisation with a pioneering, circular business model. You’ll be working for a company that is changing the way goods get to market. You’ll become part of an efficient and collaborative global team making a real contribution to a smarter, more sustainable future. For more on how Brambles growth companies can accelerate your career.

Global Innovation Internship

Location: Weybridge, Surrey KT15 2HJ
Duration: Full-time over summer then flexible part-time hours (10 - 15hrs per week) for the remainder of the year.
Degree Field of study: Ideally one of the following - Business Management, Engineering, MArketing, Innovation related or Product/Industrial Design.
Reporting to: Director Open Innovation
Mentor: Senior Manager - Innovation Process and Portfolio Management, Operations.

Fantastic internship opportunity for somebody to join our Global Innovation Team on a full-time basis over the summer months then part-time thereafter for 10 -15 hours per week flexibly to work around study/other commitments.

We are looking for a technically minded, confident individual with a keen interest in Innovation who would be comfortable working proactively on research projects presented by the Global Innovation Team, working on own initiative going away to perform research and documenting evidential findings to present to the wider Global Innovation Team and also the bord level stakeholders.

Skills / prior experience required:           

  • Creative problem solver with high degree of service orientation
  • Emerging technologies, materials and future retailer technology trends passion
  • Technical knowledge of Innovation tools, and related processes
  • Technical knowledge of advanced search engine tools (patent searching experience would be advantageous)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills
  • Ability to learn and understand technology and/or industry terminology
  • Microsoft Office products knowledge particularly Excel, PowerPoint, Word

Project Objective / Business Justification:

  • This Internship role will be focused on the development and execution of a horizon scanning process to identify key technology enablers, startups, adjacent industries in our key targeted innovation areas for our business globally.  Supports the launch and execution of our Open Innovation program, amongst other ad hoc projects.
  • Receive company project briefs, analyse requirements (with support of the Director of O-I) and focus external search to answer brief.
  • Support Global Innovation team in obtaining & preparing content to share via the internal Yammer – a total Brambles communication platform. 

What will student learn from this experience?

  • The intern will be treated as a professional hire and will gain experience at Global Board level in a robust, global business environment.  Time will be allocated to coaching & mentoring, answering questions, listening, and relationship building. They will be given the opportunity to demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively and professionally.  Learn how to apply critical thinking skills in problem identification and data analysis, and in recognizing the implications of decisions.

Please send your Covering Letter and CV to open up a discussion with our Internal Talent Team who will be more than happy to have an informal discussion in more detail about this internship opportunity? 

We're excited you're here to learn how we'll leverage our family of growth companies to accelerate your career. Brambles companies employ more than 14,500 people in over 60 countries, committed to connecting people to life's essentials, every day. Our people are shaping a smarter, more sustainable future by changing the way business makes, moves and sells goods in every corner of the world. We look forward to helping you become one of them. 

Experience level of the applicant we want

College / Sixth form