Abbott Graduate Management Development Programme (STEM) in Witney, United Kingdom
Abbott is about the power of health. For more than 125 years, Abbott has been helping people reach their potential — because better health allows people and communities to achieve more. With a diverse, global network serving customers in more than 150 countries, we create new solutions — across the spectrum of health, around the world, for all stages of life. Whether it’s next-generation diagnostics, life-changing devices, science-based nutrition, or novel reformulations, we are advancing some of the most innovative and revolutionary technologies in healthcare, helping people live their best lives through better health.
Abbott Diabetes Care (ADC) is a division within Abbott that has a 25 year legacy of developing testing systems that have changed the lives of diabetics the world over. With its headquarters in California, ADC has 2 European manufacturing sites – one in Ireland and one in Oxfordshire. Both sites manufacture glucose test strips and the UK site is a Manufacturing Centre of Excellence, producing the next generation sensor technology used in the revolutionary new FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring system.
ADC UK has a clear vision for its sensor technology business. Building on recent capital investment and growth in the people and facilities in Witney, we will continue to expand and develop our High Volume manufacturing facility in the years ahead.
Part of this vision is our Science & Engineering Graduate Development Programme. Now entering its 5th year, we have opportunities for a 2019 start for a graduate of a Science, Technology or Engineering.
Graduates who join on this bespoke scheme experience ground-up product and manufacturing knowledge in addition to a rotation programme though a number of important disciplines such as technical, operations planning, quality assurance, project management and engineering. During the graduate programme, the successful candidates will have the opportunity to learn all aspects of the sensor business ranging from demand through to shipping from ADC into our partnered Third Party Manufacturers (TPMs).
This is a small and flexible programme, so the exact timings and development opportunities you will be given will depend on your skills, interests and experiences and our business requirements as your programme develops. Your career with us will start in a hands-on role working directly with the FreeStyle Libre sensor product, learning first-hand how each of the manufacturing process steps work.
After approximately 6 months, you will then transition into the rotation programme, where you will spend approximately 6 months per rotation in a series of 5 rotations across functions such as technical, operations planning, quality assurance, project management and engineering.
An important element of this graduate programme is to enable you to develop your people management skills as well as your technical and process expertise, and so there will be a managerial rotation during the scheme.
After approximately 3 years, you will move into a role that will be your first ‘permanent’ position in ADC UK (although your employment contract with us will be permanent from day one). Depending on your strengths and career interests, this may be a people or project management role, or it could be a position which sees you developing and strengthening your growing Subject Matter Expertise in a process, function, or area of our business.
On top of our named buddy scheme (where you will likely be paired with one of our existing Libre graduates), you will have the added investment and access to an already established coaching and mentoring programme to support you during each phase of your development.
In addition to a competitive starting salary, Abbott offers a highly attractive benefits package which includes an excellent pension scheme, a share ownership scheme, private healthcare, life assurance, and further flexible benefits which you can tailor to your own requirements.
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