Quality and Technical Placement Student – One Year

Based in Belfast, Devenish are a leading provider of environmental, animal and human health solutions and a key influencer in driving health and sustainability throughout the food chain. Devenish has three manufacturing sites in the UK and four in the United States, from where they supply innovative nutritional solutions and technical expertise to producers through the farm, feed and food industry in the UK, Ireland, Europe, Africa, Middle East, Australasia, Latin America, and the USA.

The Role

As a placement student you will gain experience and further your knowledge within our Quality, Technical and Customer Services teams. You will rotate between these departments over a period of 12 months, playing a valuable role in our business operations. Your key tasks will include:

Formulations Department:

  • Liaise with our team of nutritionists, production and customer services to ensure that the requirements of our customers are met
  • Costing of premixes and updating formulations and labels to comply with current legislation
  • Liaise with vets for prescriptions on a daily basis

Customer Services:

  • Provide cover during our peak production and manufacturing period
  • Answering phones and processing orders on our computer system
  • Dealing with customer queries, account managers and liaising with production


  • Quality control cover for staff holidays
  • Daily inspection and retention of samples
  • Acceptance testing incoming bulk materials
  • NIR analysis of selected samples
  • Retention of production/quality records
  • Sampling and investigation of non-conforming production batches

Essential Criteria:

  • GCSE English and Maths minimum grade C or above
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft apps and good ICT skills
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality with respect to data and information
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively across all levels
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills, with the ability to prioritise effectively and work under pressure
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build constructive working relationships and work collaboratively with others
  • Flexible and adaptable

What we offer:

  • Based in Belfast
  • 37.5-hour week
  • Paid placement
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Westfield Health Cash Plan and Employee Assistant Programme
  • Westfield Rewards

How to Apply

If you wish to apply for this position, please forward your CV to HR@devenish.com

Closing date for applications is 6th January 2023

Interviews to be held end of January / February.

The Devenish Group is an Equal Opportunities Employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.