Chemical Engineering Graduate (Summer 2024 Start)

£27,000 pa

+ Employee benefits

Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire

Consulting Technology

Supporting food manufacturers and retailers with product innovation including: rheology, new product development, value optimisation, instructional development, pilot plant, quality and food safety manufacturing, thermal processing, new technologies, and regulatory affairs.

Process Innovation Team

You could be part of the innovation, research, & technology that guides the global Food and Drink industry. Campden BRI provide science, technology and innovation support to the food and drink industry. ​Our Process Innovation Team supports our members and clients with consultancy, project work and training activities in the thermal processing area, including process development, validation and optimisation. This encompasses heating (e.g. cooking, pasteurisation and sterilisation) and cooling (chilling and freezing) processes.


Due to the work they do there's an exciting travel element to this role- UK, Europe and Globally! Expenses paid work trips across the globe, recent trips include- Turkey, Iceland, Jamacia, South Africa, Italy and Spain.

We offer training, support, and career progression

We’re passionate about harnessing & encouraging new talent into our business and the industry! You will be working in a range of different food & drink manufacturing sectors, growing your skills and knowledge!


We are looking for a Chemical Engineering graduate to join our Thermal processing team. You will manage and deliver scientific and technical projects for our thermal processing clients, with focus on the validation of thermal processes. The job will involve a blend of consultancy, training, and research activities, as part of a close-knit team. A part of this role will be the ability to develop process validation and engineering services to our clients.

  • You will visit multiple food & drink manufacturing sites- gaining an insight to multiple manufacturing processes, equipment, and practices.
  • Supporting technical projects, as guided by the line manager, both offsite and at Campden. This will principally be validation work (both offsite and at Campden) but could be consultancy or training.
  • Contributing to Thermal Processing related research projects.
  • Interpretation of data and results and their inclusion into client reports.
  • Management of equipment and related records required for undertaking of contract work, including equipment maintenance, calibration, consumable stock levels, and bookings.
  • Responding to direct technical enquiries from our thermal processing client base.
  • Preparing project proposals/tenders for clients to a level agreed with line manager.
  • Use data trackers and log thermal temperatures, identify cold spots and use heat mapping.  


  • ​Chemical Engineering graduate 2:1 minimum.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstratable skills in report writing and data analysis.
  • Effective time management skills relating to effective delivery and business practices.
  • Full UK/EU driving licence, own transport and able to travel freely worldwide.
  • A keen interest in the food industry, ideally across multiple food sectors, including heat preserved foods and chilled/frozen sectors.
  • Self-driven and motivated
  • Naturally inquisitive and passionate about technical excellence  
  • Can work with a level of autonomy, as well as within a team
  • Good working knowledge of MS Office.


  • ​Hybrid working options
  • Opportunity to travel to Europe and Globally paid for
  • Reward platform with employee discounts and rewards
  • 25 days holiday + 8 bank holidays
  • Buy and sell holiday scheme
  • A generous work save pension scheme, with employee contributions matched by the company up to 10%
  • Culture focus around work/life balance (early finish Fridays)
  • Subsidised onsite restaurant

Additional information:

Please note due to our rural location you must be able to drive and have your own transport.

We regret we can not offer visa sponsorship and can only consider candidates who hold right to work in the UK.

Working hours- Monday-Friday 8.45am-5.15pm (4.30pm finish on Fridays).

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