Environmental Assistant - 12 month placement

Sheffield based
13 Apr 2012
13 May 2012
Full Time
Contract Type
Career Level
Graduate / Entry Level

What Activates Your Ideas?

Outokumpu is fast becoming the undisputed number one in stainless steel. Our success is based on listening to our customers and employees. Activating Your Ideas encourages creativity and big ideas. We seek people who strive for the extraordinary, who inspire others and want to make things happen. Outokumpu employs some 7 500 people in over 30 countries. Join us to build a more sustainable future.

The Position

There is an exciting opportunity for a twelve month paid work placement within the Environmental Department at the Sheffield based melting shop in the U.K.

The successful applicant will be responsible for routine monitoring and sampling, as well as sample analysis and data entry. There may also be the opportunity for the successful candidate to apply their theoretical knowledge and practical experience on new projects identified during the placement.

By the end of the twelve months, the individual will have gained a good understanding of managing the environmental impacts of a large industrial works and will have developed an awareness of relevant environmental legislation.

The Person

We are looking for an enthusiastic and self motivated individual capable of managing their own work load as well as assisting other members of this dynamic department with ongoing projects.

The ideal candidate would have a keen interest in developing their career in the environmental field, preferably in a manufacturing environment. Some practical lab experience would be preferred, and all candidates must have a good understanding of Microsoft office, in particular Excel and Word.

In addition, the successful applicant would be able to demonstrate the Outokumpu Core Competences: Making Sound Decisions, Achieving Ambitious Targets, Creating a Winning Team, Inspiring to Perform and Building Trust and Respect.  

A U.K. driving licence is essential as this role involves travelling to, and carrying out a number of duties at, a number of our Sheffield operational sites.


Applications are accepted from individuals studying towards an undergraduate degree in environmental science or other related disciplines such as environmental engineer or degrees such as geography or chemistry where there are environmental modules included.

The timing of the twelve month placement is intended to take place after the second year of the degree course, before returning to University to complete the final year. However, applications will be considered from suitable candidates who have recently completed their degree.

Interested candidates should complete an online application at www.outokumpu.com/careers you should search for the placement by using the Job Reference code EXT50121373. This will invite applicants to upload a CV and covering letter if they wish.

The closing date for this position is Friday 18th May 2012.