CAREERS AT INNOVIA
Innovia bridges the gap between science and business. Our team of engineers, scientists, designers, and behavioural scientists work together to help many of the world’s top companies invent new products and services. As front-end innovation consultants, we help our clients with the very early stages of new markets, ideas or solutions. We work to improve society and the environment, as well as bring value to our clients and their consumers around the world.
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Morris: Materials Scientist | Guen: Veterinary Surgeon | Callum: Physicist | Laura: Business strategist
Hannah: Product Designer | Oscar: Chemical Engineer | Haruka: Life Scientist | Emma: Behavioural Scientist
WE SOLVE THE HARDEST PROBLEMS
Our holistic, multidisciplinary teams bring new understanding, insight and solutions.
WE CREATE INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS
We come up with brand new approaches across industries: from transport to food and drink, and energy to apparel.
WE LOVE WHAT WE DO
We value delivering brilliant results for our clients, but also feeling fulfilled and enjoying our work.
What we offer
Working at Innovia lets you use your knowledge and keep learning in a varied and challenging role. As a small, friendly company, there are opportunities to get involved with all sorts of projects, clients and roles.
- Our training programmes are designed to fill in gaps and ease the transition between education and employment.
- You’ll get exposure to lots of different things and many different world-class clients.
- You’ll do things you never knew you could.
- Use your degree and expand your skills into project management, business development and more.
- Steer your own career with bespoke development plans, mentoring and training.
- Work on a range of different projects and industries, explore what you can do, stretch yourself and find your niche.
As mid-career hires
- Have your varied experience, knowledge and boundless curiosity valued.
- Truly flexible working policies (even before COVID!) support caring or other responsibilities. Coupled with reasonable workloads and competitive benefits, we strive to make an environment which supports you in and out of work.
- As part of an SME, you’ll have the chance to quickly get involved with all aspects of the business that interest you, impacting Innovia’s direction, as well as our clients’ choices.
This is supported by our wide range of staff benefits
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What we are looking for
Consultants (graduates or mid-career), interns, and short-term placements will need to show:
Technical ability: a strong understanding of the fundamental principles of their discipline, and the ability to apply them to unfamiliar problems, as evidenced by an exceptional academic track record. Wide curiosity and interest and the ability to quickly learn about new areas of technology are also vital.
Problem solving: the ability to think in a clear and structured manner about complex topics, and take a creative approach to exploring new solutions. Consultants must be comfortable with the level of ambiguity and uncertainty inherent in front-end innovation (the very beginning of new things).
Client-facing skills: interest in the work of our clients, commitment to understanding their needs and desire to give them the best recommendations. This is enabled by excellent communication skills in written and spoken English. Consultants are expected to be able and willing to travel internationally.
Team skills: the ability to engage well with a team, and contribute to complex technical discussions. Consultants will take responsibility for their own work and time, and need to be proactive, show attention to detail, and work to deadlines.
Our business support teams in operational support, e.g. IT, Finance, HR and Marketing, are best in class, just like our consultants. Together, we are a close-knit team aligned to support our core consulting work. Our collaborative leadership style allows people to play to their strengths and provide different perspectives, and we’re looking forward to hearing yours.
Drawing from a diverse and international talent pool, our employees are:
- friendly, flexible and supportive
- excellent communicators
- proactive and positive, demonstrating a can-do attitude
- observant, with strong attention to detail
- fast learners
- highly skilled in their specialisms
- professional in all interactions
Innovia is committed to creating a supportive and inclusive workplace. We especially encourage applications from candidates from protected groups and diverse backgrounds. We treat people equitably regardless of their age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, disability, parental status, or political views (where these do not conflict with other rights). Our office is wheelchair accessible; we are a Tier 2 visa sponsor.
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MORE INFORMATION ON SPECIFIC ROLES AND THE APPLICATION PROCESS:
Several Innovation Consultant positions are available for people coming from disciplines within science, engineering, business, design, and human behaviour.
Roles are suited to graduates, masters, PhDs, postdocs, and those with work experience.
Medic / Veterinarian - Become an Innovation Consultant
Innovia has an exciting opportunity for a Medic or Veterinarian who is passionate about using their broad biomedical knowledge on a variety of novel challenges within industry.
Experienced Business Strategist - Become an Innovation Consultant
Innovia is seeking a thoughtful and creative business strategist to help us solve the innovation challenges faced by clients who are global industry leaders and household names.
Behavioural Science PhD – Become an Innovation Consultant
Innovia has a unique opportunity for a Behavioural Scientist with a PhD to apply their expert knowledge to fascinating and diverse challenges within industry.
Study Coordinator - Fieldwork (18 Month Contract)
Innovia Technology has an exciting new role for an experienced study coordinator to manage the logistics for our growing primary research capability and support the work of our Innovation Consultants.
Experienced Behavioural Scientist – Become an Innovation Consultant
Innovia has a unique opportunity for an experienced Behavioural Scientist looking for the chance to work on diverse commercial challenges and to carve their own niche within a company that values work-life balance.