Research & Development Future Leadership Program

Our Future Leadership Program is an exclusive program for exceptional graduates from the best universities in the world.

Join our program at one of several global locations – UK, USA, India, Italy, Germany, Dubai and Thailand. Complete the 2 year program in country, build your global network and get ready for a truly international career!

Up to 20 individuals every year, giving you focused attention, enhanced development opportunities and increased visibility to senior leaders.

Fast-track program for RB’s future leaders of R&D – are you ready to shape the future?


Are you a Game Changer?

Each of us is unique but here are some character attributes we look for:

We're offering


  • Two years of accelerated development
  • Responsibility from Day 1 – you’ll be delivering real results on real projects, creating innovative solutions for healthier lives and happier homes
  • Real work experience in 3 different R&D functions – chosen from: Category R&D, Global Regulatory, Clinical & Medical, Engineering & 3D, Sustainability, Consumer Sciences & Sourcing or Scientific Services Group
  • Individual development plans - designed to focus on what you really need, build your capability and play to your strengths
  • Fast-track career – get ready to be challenged! Diverse program placements with international career opportunities to follow!
  • 121 Mentoring program with senior leaders


We're looking for

  • Game changers with strong leadership skills
  • Strong academic background – Final year students/recent graduates with Bachelor, Master, PhD degree in: Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedical, Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Engineering, Environmental Science, Material Science, Medical Science, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Toxicology, Packaging Design, Industrial Design, Packaging Engineering
  • International mobility
  • Fluency in English
  • Eligibility to work in participating country you apply to

How to apply

We’ve designed a short, smooth and user-friendly online process:

  • Upload your CV and answer few questions on your background
  • Take online ability tests – numerical, verbal and inductive reasoning
  • Record a short video to present yourself

If you are successful we will invite you to one of our R&D centers to show you who we really are. You will take part in an assessment day and final interviews with senior leadership team members. 

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