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2023 Engineering Industrial Placement Programme


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We are searching for exceptional undergraduates with a genuine interest in commodities trading, engineering or environmental sciences. We look for disciplined people who can demonstrate entrepreneurial ability, thrive on logistical challenges and can provide practical solutions to complex problems utilising mathematical and coding capability.

We are Glencore

Learn how we supply the metals and minerals that are essential to the transition to a low-carbon economy in a responsible way.

Our Industrial Placements programme is structured to bring out the very best in you and give you the opportunity to excel in a commercial, engineering or environmental sciences role, working alongside the very best people in the business.

You will be trusted with individual responsibility from day one in a complex and demanding role, primarily within Risk, Analytics, Finance, Project Engineering or our Health, Environment & Communities (HSEC) department. This approach equips our Industrial Placements with the highest levels of professionalism, personal ownership and commercial aptitude - the key ingredients for a successful career with Glencore.

If everything works out well, you could even secure a job with us after you graduate.

Project Engineering

Projects are predominantly based in Africa & Brazil and comprise a mix of greenfield and brownfield work scopes associated with oil/gas production, storage, production, including maintenance and day-to-day operational support.

The role entails exposure to day to day project support in an oil production environment, with the benefit of being involved from an early phase right through to commissioning. Candidates must be driven and focussed, able to communicate with team members or cross business departments, with the aim of ultimately becoming a well-rounded project engineer.

Health, Safety Environment & Communities (HSEC) and Enterprise Risk Management (ERM)

Our HSEC and ERM team provides functional support to our businesses and assets globally, ensuring that operations are delivered in a safe, reliable and responsible manner, and risks are understood and managed effectively. At the heart of what we do is a systematic approach to managing activities, following a classical plan – do – check – act cycle, covering all functional areas of health, safety, environment and communities.

The team is involved across the full lifecycle, and is engaged in supporting all levels in the business, from front line operations to senior level governance., offering an invaluable insight into all aspects of the business.

Who we look for

We are looking for undergraduate university students who are completing a degree with a year in industry.

Numerical aptitude is important, as is the ability to work well in a team and to think and act independently. We look for people with language skills and cultural awareness as diversity is integral to our business.

Glencore requires individuals who have strong commercial acumen along with a committed ambition for a challenging and exciting career in the oil and gas markets. Successful graduates will be resilient and proactive in order to flourish in an environment that values adaptability

Academic Requirements

You are required to submit a CV and covering letter. Through the use of evidence and examples, your application must demonstrate:

  • where you have generated additional value by utilising your entrepreneurial flair, commercial innovation or initiative
  • your resilience and determination to succeed in a commercial/competitive environment
  • your proficiency in solving and communicating complex problems
  • your ability to build relationships, work in and influence a team

Important Details for Applicants

Who can apply? Undergraduate university students who are completing a degree with a year in industry. The placement year would constitute the third year of an undergraduate degree followed by a final year back at university.

How do I apply? Follow the link above, select your placement of interest and submit your CV and cover letter through our recruitment portal. Please note that by not submitting both your CV and cover letter you may be disqualified from being considered for a placement.

Will you have the right to work in the UK? The successful candidate must, by the start of the employment, have permission to work in the UK.

Apply by – 29 January 2023


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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Starting: July 2023
  • Starting Salary: Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • 12 months
  • London
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Business
  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Environmental Science
  • Materials & Minerals
  • Materials Science
  • Metallurgy
  • Sustainability

Also Accepting...

  • All STEM disciplines

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