Aesica, an international pharmaceutical firm, has employed 4 interns who will work across various functions based at the Company’s Head Office in Newcastle and manufacturing site in Cramlington.


The fast growing pharmaceutical company is continuing its drive to aid the development of students from the local area. The internships, which vary from six weeks to two years, have been taken by Yasmin Davoodi, Ross Cooper, Luke Kidwell and Amy Henderson.

Yasmin will undertake a 2 year placement within the Company’s Marketing team as part of her Business Leadership and Corporate Management degree from Northumbria University. Reporting to the Marketing Director, Yasmin will contribute towards the successful delivery of Aesica’s global marketing strategy.

Ross is currently on a 4 month IT placement with the Company and will gain a broad understanding of the IT across the Aesica Group in terms of service delivery and project management. Based at the Company’s Head Office in Newcastle, Ross’ role will require him to travel to various Aesica sites around the country. Ross studies Computer and Network Technology at Northumbria University which will enable him to put the theory he’s learned into practice.

Amy studies Business with Human Resource Management at Northumbria University and has recently commenced a one year HR placement, based at the Cramlington site. She will provide support to the site’s Senior HR Advisor and undertake HR administration activities, dealing with communication and correspondence, absence management counselling, and will advise on HR policies and procedures.

Luke is a summer intern within the Chemical Development Group based in Cramlington. Reporting into the Chemical Development Group Team Leader, Luke is a third year undergraduate studying a Masters in Chemistry at the University of Southampton and has particular interests in chemical process research and synthesis development which he will be able to study further whilst on his placement.

John McConnell, HR Director at Aesica said: “Internships provide an excellent opportunity for high quality, on-the-job training for university and college students. The placements we support at Aesica provide the students with an insight into how our Company operates and enables them to put their knowledge gained from university into real life scenarios within a global organisation.”

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