Student Placements

Real work. Real experience. Real accomplishment. 

A placement year is a great opportunity to develop your skills, gain an understanding of the biotech industry you’d like to work in, build your professional network, and graduate with highly valuable experience that’ll make you stand out from the crowd.

At DDS, you’ll work with smart and inquisitive people, in a flexible and supportive environment. It’s the ideal place to expand your knowledge, take on new challenges and make strides in your degree. 

Whether you join us in our Analytical and Materials Science Solutions; Bioanalytical Solutions or Computer Systems Validation department, you’ll be part of a team developing new medicines and products to improve the quality of life. 

We have a state of the art purpose built facility within an open green countryside setting, with places to walk and relax outdoors, as well as a café on site (Fordham).  We have friendly collaborative teams, dedicated to helping our customers to achieve their goals.

What we can offer you:

  • Experience to support your current study and professional development
  • An opportunity to apply and develop your skills and knowledge
  • Insight into career options for your future
  • Appropriate training and development

Company Benefits:

  • Benefits package including holiday and Cycle to Work scheme
  • Onsite café (Fordham site)
  • Free car parking

Every day is different

We are empowered to solve a range of scientific problems, and embrace continuous improvement. 

Individually, and together, we take responsibility to progress projects, learn, and share best practice. We help one another to progress and grow. 

Together we build strong scientific teams, who celebrate success and make time to have fun.  We take care of our people, environment and community.

Be You at DDS

Take a step inside our labs

Get a feel for your working environment by taking a virtual tour of our state-of-the-art science labs.

Step inside our laboratories to learn more about our capabilities and meet some of the team.

Start exploring

Virtual Laboratory Tours

Applications for our 13 month student placement programme are now closed and will open again in Autumn 2023