Imagine working for the world’s largest publicly traded oil and gas company, on tasks that affect nearly everyone in the world today and for future generations to come. ExxonMobil in the UK is better known for its Esso and Mobil brands due to the success of its motor fuels and high performance lubricants.

ExxonMobil offers challenging long-term careers to high performing graduates, as well as summer and year placements with real responsibility! There’s no such thing as an average day at ExxonMobil and there are many different career paths available from a technical career to a leadership position to a commercial role. For graduates who are looking for a long-term career that will be challenging, rewarding and certainly varied, then a career with
ExxonMobil might just be for them.


What are ExxonMobil looking for?

For the technical schemes, applications are welcomed from Chemical, Electrical and Mechanical Engineers with a 2:1 minimum. For the commercial schemes, applications from a number of disciplines including Science/Engineering/IT degrees with a 2:1 minimum are accepted.

ExxonMobil is looking to recruit managers of the future. To achieve this, we look not only for strong academic background but also strong analytical skills, the ability to work in a team, the drive and desire to achieve and a high level of personal ethics.


In addition to the competitive base salary, acceptance bursary, relocation allowance and first month’s accommodation being provided, employees are also offered matched 2-for-1 Share Scheme, final salary pension plan, Private Health Care Scheme, 33 days holiday pro rata including public holidays £1,500 interest-free loan, free sports facilities, subsidised dining facilities at some locations, voluntary community activities, tailored graduate training and continuous development, support towards studying for professional qualifications such as CIMA and IChemE, international opportunities and job rotations every two to three years with opportunities to develop and hone skills.

Number of employees:

Number of graduate vacancies:
No fixed quota

Global - 47 countries
UK Specific Sites:
Fife, Scotland
Leatherhead, Surrey
Fawley, Hampshire
Newport, Wales

Interesting Facts

  • More than 6,500 employees and 1,500 contractors work for ExxonMobil subsidiaries in the U.K.
  • ExxonMobil’s roots date back to 1888 in the U.K. and to 1898 in Ireland.
  • One of the largest investors in the U.K.’s offshore oil and gas industry, having invested approximately  £32.6 billion at today’s prices since first exploration in 1964.
  • ExxonMobil is responsible for approximately 5 percent of the U.K.’s total oil and gas production (on oil equivalent basis). 
  • Operates the U.K.’s largest refinery, at Fawley near Southampton, and provides around 20 percent of the U.K.’s refining capacity. The refinery processes more than 270,000 barrels of crude oil a day. Supplies come from the North Sea, Europe and the Middle East.
  • Operates the largest privately owned underground oil pipeline distribution network in the U.K. - around 700 kilometres of pipeline.
  • Supplies aviation fuel at Heathrow, Gatwick, Birmingham, Luton, Liverpool, Bournemouth and Southampton airports in the U.K., and Dublin airport in Ireland.
  • The Fawley Chemical Plant products include methyl ethyl ketone (used in paint and glue), higher olefins (used in the manufacture of plasticizers and performance fuels), additives (used to enhance the qualities of fuels and lubricants) and energy chemicals (used in the production and refining of oil).
  • ExxonMobil is among the top corporate supporters of the U.K. voluntary sector and in 2011 invested more than £1.4 million in supporting community projects and initiatives around its major employment locations.


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Supplied the UK market with gas for over 30 years.
Responsible for approximately 5% of the UK's total oil and gas production.
We operate the largest refinery in the UK.
ExxonMobil Chemical is one of the country's top 10 chemical companies in terms of turnover.
Our sales represent around 18% of the gas market in the UK.
Invested over £32.6 billion in the UK's offshore oil and gas industry.