Abbott Graduate Professional Development Programme (PDP) - July 2019 intake in Witney, United Kingdom

About Abbott

At Abbott, we're committed to helping you live your best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 94,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.

Abbott in the UK

In mainland UK, Abbott employs almost 1,500 people across 5 sites. Abbott has a manufacturing centre of excellence in Witney (Oxfordshire), commercial and support operations in Solihull, Maidenhead and Sale, and a Nutrition distribution site in Sittingbourne. Abbott began manufacturing in the UK in 1937.

Abbott’s Award Winning Programme is currently inviting applications from third level students for our 2019 Professional Development Graduate Programme (PDP). The scheme will commence in Witney, a Diabetes Care facility part of our Medical Device Division.

The Abbott Professional Development Programme (PDP) offers graduates an opportunity to apply and further develop their skills in different areas and divisions at our sites across the UK and abroad over a three-year period. During this time, graduates will rotate through three diverse and challenging 12 month assignments, on the following basis:

Year One Technical rotation

Year Two Supervisory role

Year Three Global Operational Excellence

If successful your role could involve working in a variety of Engineering or Science led areas - manufacturing, projects, quality, laboratory, scientific, technical services or research and development.

From this experience, you will develop a deep understanding of our company as well as develop your management, technical and interpersonal skills. In addition to your development being supported by your assignment manager, you will also be paired with a mentor who will assist you in navigating your career throughout the program.

Abbott’s Professional Development Programme is:

· Highly Selective

· Tailored to your professional talents and interests

· Rich in experience and supported by a mentoring programme

· Accelerated, preparing you to make significant and valued contributions much earlier than you might expect.

As Abbott’s Professional Development Programme is highly selective & challenging, the following criteria are applicable:

· 2.1 Bachelor’s degree or higher in an Engineering or Science field

· Strong academic performance and extracurricular activity

· Exceptional Interpersonal skills and track record of teamwork, adaptability, innovation, initiative and integrity

· Ability to learn quickly

· Flexibility to change location to take up assignments at different Abbott sites including international locations

· Interested in pursuing diverse career options at Abbott

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email