Vai - Finance AnalystUniversity: London School of Economics Degree: BSc Economics
"I have just completed my second and final rotation of the Finance Leadership Development Programme. During my first rotation I worked for the consumer business as an analyst, and for my second I moved to Italy working in the medical devices sector undertaking a planning and control role. I found the experience of working within different J&J businesses invaluable, it has hugely broadened my knowledge of the company. The year abroad is definitely a big bonus…not many companies guarantee this amazing opportunity. As part of the FLDP we participate in 6 weeks of training in the U.S. which is attended by FLDP students from across the globe – I have developed my softer skills made lifelong friends as a result. I was also part of the graduation committee and alongside other FLDP students I was responsible for organising our graduation ceremony – this was a great experience!"
Laura - Marketing AssistantUniversity: University of Leeds Degree: International Business
"I completed my placement year at DePuy Synthes working as a marketing assistant. My role largely involves supporting product managers and the sales team with creative marketing materials as well as sending out new materials using design programmes. The thing I’ve enjoyed most about my role is the opportunity to connect and work cross-functionally across the business - it has allowed me to expand my network and gain a deeper understanding of Johnson & Johnson. My proudest moment was being appointed as marketing lead on an important company system change. I was responsible for the vital communications that went out to the organisation and customers."
Avneet - Drug Safety ScientistUniversity: University of Leeds Degree: Biomedical Science
"I completed my placement year at Janssen working as a Drug Safety scientist. The drug safety team are responsible for processing all adverse events that have been experienced while using Janssen pharmaceuticals. I really enjoyed getting exposure to a wide variety of cases; this tested my case processing skills continuously. With a particular passion for medicine, the exposure to verbatim from health professionals also interested me, as this allowed me to contextualise the case in a medical manner."
Mo - Senior Associate ScientistUniversity: Heriot-Watt University Degree: BSc Microbiology
"I started off on the Engineering Graduate Programme at Lifescan working in the operational quality department. I really enjoy working in a manufacturing environment because it puts me in a position of seeing raw materials pass through our processes and watch how the finished product is made. The main thing I have learnt since joining Lifescan is that your academic background does not have to dictate what job you end up doing. In addition to day to day work, Johnson & Johnson strongly encourage us to volunteer for community work. I have been a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) ambassador for 4 years, and help out at local schools with their science projects."
Henry - Industrial Design StudentUniversity: Loughborough University Degree: Product Design
"For me, the aspects I enjoy the most are the creative challenges associated with working in the orthopaedic industry as an industrial designer. Also the huge variety of work that I am involved in, from instrument and implant design to usability evaluations of existing and conceptual solutions and I enjoy exploring ways to improve the effectiveness of our products and also the user experience for our surgeons and nurses. Aside from the role specifics I have learnt a huge amount about how large global corporations operate and this will be invaluable when applying for a graduate job."
John - Customer Development ManagerUniversity: Aston University Degree: Psychology
"I completed my industrial placement with Johnson & Johnson consumer in 2003 as a commercial trainee on the Tesco Account. During my placement I gained practical experience of the core Customer Account Management skills and developed a broad understanding of the different categories within the Health and Beauty market. The experience I gained gave me a huge competitive advantage in the graduate recruitment market and I was successful in gaining my first commercial role after university. Today I am a customer development manager managing J&J brands within a well-known retailer."