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Internships and Programmes

Learn about SGS and gain real-world business experience to enhance your career prospects. We offer a range of internships and training programmes to help you make the transition from education to employment.


Both graduates and undergraduates can benefit from opportunities to work alongside our professionals and independently on challenging projects for existing clients. If you have drive and enthusiasm, are ready to roll up your sleeves and get involved in the day-to-day work of a dynamic, growing company our intern positions are available year-round, at both undergraduate and graduate level, across a range of industries.

Training programmes

South East Asia

Chemist training programme
We offer a comprehensive chemist training programme for participants from the South East Asia region. This structured training programme, based in Australia, runs for two years and consists of six modules, followed by approximately six weeks spent on mine site rotations.

Trainees learn all aspects of general laboratory techniques, including:

  • Sample weighing and preparation
  • Digestion
  • Fire assay
  • Quality control and quality assurance
  • Classical chemistry techniques

On completion of the course, participants return to their home countries to work with SGS locally.


Normally, SGS in Thailand welcomes both fresh graduates and undergraduates as trainees, especially in our laboratory services, SSC and environmental services divisions. In 2014, we recruited more than 30 interns (18 in lab services, 10 in environmental services and the rest in SSC) to join our experts and gain vital on the job experience, for an eight week period during April and May.


In Singapore we run internship programmes ranging from one to six months and available throughout the year. Undergraduates joining one of our internship programmes will develop their skills in the workplace, both professionally and personally. At the same time, our programmes enable you to apply skills gained through education in a practical environment. We welcome application from students specialising in the following areas:

  • Sciences – chemistry, environment, pharmaceuticals, microbiology, food, etc.
  • Engineering
  • Marine
  • Business
  • Communication and media

We are always looking for talented individuals with the drive and enthusiasm to join our team and get involved in the day-to-day work of our dynamic, growing company.


Laboratory technician apprenticeships
Aimed at GCSE and A level students in the UK, our Ellesmere Port laboratory runs a Laboratory Technician Apprenticeship programme. All apprentices attend college one day a week to continue their formal education. During the training:

  • GCSE students will complete an ONC science course over a two year period with an NVQ requirement
  • A level students will complete a HNC chemistry course over a two year period with an NVQ requirement

On completion of the apprenticeship, participants continue to work with SGS locally.

An internship or apprenticeship from SGS can open the door to your career success – join us.


SGS United Kingdom Ltd

  • Inward Way
    Rossmore Business Park
    Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH65 3EN
    United Kingdom
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