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Would you like to join a global, growing company that innovates for a more sustainable tomorrow? UPM could be the team for you. We are frontrunners in developing renewable alternatives to fossil-based materials. Besides enabling both businesses and consumers make more sustainable choices, we strive to create a positive UPM experience for all our employees around the world. We live by our values – trust and be trusted, achieve together, renew with courage. Join us in creating a future beyond fossils!

The role

UPM Caledonian Paper is looking for a Science / Process Engineering Student to join our Development Team in Irvine, Ayrshire on a three months fixed term contract.

This is a placement to carry out a project related to capture of biogenic CO2 and monitoring of process effluent. The project area will include working with some novel carbon capture equipment related to the two-year Flue2Chem project. The placement time period is from 17th June to 30th August 2024. The successful candidate will work in the Development department alongside graduate Process Engineers.

What you will do

  • You will support the process optimisation of a pilot carbon capture unit which will be installed at UPM Caledonian during the period of the placement
  • Monitoring of process operation
  • Collecting of samples related to the process
  • Recording and analysing process data
  • You will support a Mill target to reduce process effluent losses
  • Collection of mill-wide process effluent samples
  • Measurement of relevant effluent properties
  • Data analysis to provide information on process losses

Who you are

  • You are studying a science or engineering subject at university
  • You have some experience of working in a laboratory
  • You have good communication and teamworking skills
  • You are resilient and able to work effectively with key stakeholders
  • You have a desire to learn about new processes

This is what we offer for you

  • A meaningful job – We have an inspiring purpose ‘We create a future beyond fossils. Our work is impactful and transformative.
  • A caring community – Our community is built on great team spirit and shared commitment. We care about each other and the well-being of our colleagues. We support the work-life balance of all our employees.
  • Development opportunities – We offer you great opportunities to learn and grow throughout your career. We are an international, multi-business organization offering plenty of avenues for personal growth.
  • Responsible employer - Sustainability is at the core of everything we do. We are committed to ambitious, science-based sustainability targets in all areas from climate change to biodiversity. We foster diversity and inclusivity, offering a work environment in which everyone can be themselves.

Additional information

For further information, please contact Kieran Jamieson, Graduate Process Engineer at or tel. +447484501742.

Please apply and attach your CV and Cover Letter by 27th of May 2024.

For support with submitting your application, please contact the HR Service Center at

Part of the UPM-Kymmene group, Caledonian Paper is the UK's only manufacturer of Magazine paper using the latest technology to produce high volume, high quality products for demanding markets at home and abroad. The Company has been established in Irvine, Ayrshire for more than 30 years and has a reputation for offering high quality employment and development opportunities.