Logistics Technician Industrial Placement x2

Last updated 17 hours ago
Location:Cambridgeshire

Are you looking for an industrial placement as part of your sandwich degree at University?


Are you studying towards a Life Science or Logistics degree?


Do you enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and being part of a team?

If you answered yes to all the above, then join us on a 12-months’ industrial placement as an intern and become part of a rapidly expanding biotech organisation while gaining highly valuable industry experience!

What’s in it for you?

As an intern, we will empower you to take initiatives, make decisions and manage your own workflow. You will receive extensive training in how to appropriately handle our scientific products and ship orders to our customers globally. You will be part of a team who take pride in working efficiently, accurately and working well under pressure.

You’ll also troubleshoot cross-departmental issues, transport queries and vendor problems that could impact customer delivery. We provide a world class service to our customers and so it is important that we put them first in everything we do!

Most importantly, you will gain highly valuable exposure to a fast-paced and streamlined logistics department within a globally recognised biotech organisation. As a result, you will develop skills that are highly valued in the workplace such as teamwork, organisation and problem-solving.

What we are looking for:

You’ll be a confident communicator with a positive attitude. You genuinely love working in a team and are ready to step in whenever needed to support your peers. You can pick up new software packages quickly and follow processes accurately.

You’re proactive, adaptable and highly motivated. You’re enthusiastic and willing to learn new skills. You will be expected to work equally as part of a team or on an individual basis, displaying solid organisational and problem-solving skills to meet tight deadlines. You are organised and remain calm under pressure.

You’re an undergraduate studying towards a degree in a Life Science or Logistics related field and are on a sandwich degree looking for an industrial placement as a recognised part of your course.

What’s next?
  • Step 1. If you’re keen to join us, send us your CV along with a cover letter, including your answer to the following question: “Why do you want to work in logistics at Abcam?”.
  • Step 2. We’ll review all profiles and get in touch.
  • Step 3. We’ll hold an interactive and fun group assessment centre involving a team exercise, a chat with a manager and a tour of logistics.
Key information:
  • Group assessment centre/interview: January 2021
  • Expected internship duration: 12 months
  • Expected start date: July 1st, 2021
  • Remuneration: Monthly paid intern salary
  • Total hours per week: 37.5
What our interns say:

Disha (Logistics Internship 2020-21)

Joining Abcam as a logistic intern has given me humungous amount of work satisfaction which gives me an inner desire to strive more and more for perfection.

The most important quality required for a logistics role is the communication, attention to detail, coordination and problem-solving skills. Here at Abcam, the team building training programs helps the interns to feel extremely homely and comfortable from day one.

Working at Abcam, I have absorbed a holistic approach to the processes of planning, implementing and controlling in efficient and effective flow and storage of goods, together with the services from the point of origin to the point of consumption which at the end would result in best quality for the customer

I have definitely gained highly valuable exposure being cross trained to a fast-paced and streamlined logistics department within a globally recognized biotech organization like Abcam which will be a great boost for my future.

Katie (Logistics Internship 2020-21)

Working in a practical environment with experts in the field has been an invaluable experience. It has developed both my skills set and my knowledge. Whilst at Abcam, I have had the opportunity to be cross trained in the three main departments of Logistics. As a result, I have seen how the departments interlink which has helped me understand the importance of each department. Logistics is a very fast-paced environment which I feel has enabled my time management skills to be significantly enhanced. In addition, thinking methodically about the various ways in which a task can be completed to identify the most time efficient solution. Working at such a well-recognised biotech company I find extremely rewarding.