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. This can have societal and environmental benefit, as well as bringing value to our clients and their consumers around the world.



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Stan: Biochemist   |   Guen: Veterinary Surgeon   |   Callum: Physicist
Hannah: Product Designer   |   Oscar: Chemical Engineer   |   Lily: Chemist  |   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.

As interns

  1. Our training programmes are designed to fill in gaps and ease the transition between education and employment.
  2. You’ll get exposure to lots of different things and many different world-class clients.
  3. You’ll do things you never knew you could.

As graduates

  1. Use your degree and expand your skills into project management, business development and more.
  2. Steer your own career with bespoke development plans, mentoring and training.
  3. Work on a range of different projects and industries, explore what you can do, stretch yourself and find your niche.

As mid-career hires

  1. Have your varied experience, knowledge and boundless curiosity valued.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

 

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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:

  1. friendly, flexible and supportive
  2. excellent communicators
  3. proactive and positive, demonstrating a can-do attitude
  4. observant, with strong attention to detail
  5. fast learners
  6. highly skilled in their specialisms
  7. 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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VACANCIES

Innovation Consultant

Positions are currently open for Innovation Consultants to join our team, based in Cambridge UK. Roles are suited to graduates with backgrounds in engineering, physics, life sciences, materials science, chemistry, biochemistry and business strategy.

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Summer Internship

Innovia offers summer internships to work alongside our consultants at our Cambridge, UK offices. Internships are typically 10–12 weeks in duration, and are best suited to students who have completed their penultimate year of study. We accept applications from both undergraduate and postgraduate students with backgrounds in engineering, chemistry, biochemistry, physics, life sciences, materials science, business strategy, and behavioural science.

The deadline for submitting summer 2022 internship applications is the 31st of December 2021. All applications will be reviewed after this date.

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Innovation Consultant with a background in Behavioural Science

Innovia Technology has an exciting opportunity for someone with a strong background in Behavioural Science and a passion for solving commercial challenges. We are looking for one consultant with considerable practical experience in the field, ideally holding a relevant PhD and with 2–5 years’ work experience, to join our rapidly growing team of innovation consultants based in Cambridge.

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Innovation Consultant with a background in Business and Strategy

Innovia is seeking an exceptional candidate with a background in Business and Strategy to join us as an Innovation Consultant within our growing Cambridge UK based team.

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Innovation Consultant with a background in Soft Matter

Innovia is seeking an exceptional candidate with a background in Soft Matter to join us as Innovation Consultant within our Cambridge UK team.

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Innovation Consultant with a background in Behavioural Science

Innovia Technology has an exciting opportunity for someone with strong professional experience and an academic background in Behavioural Science – who is passionate about solving commercial challenges. We are seeking a candidate with considerable practical experience in the field, ideally holding a relevant PhD and with 5-10 years’ work experience, to join our rapidly growing team of innovation consultants based in Cambridge.

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Marketing Manager

Innovia is seeking a Marketing Manager to join our growing consultancy based in Cambridge, UK.

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