Graduate Opportunity

Chemical Engineering Graduate Programme 2020

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At ExxonMobil we’re using technology and innovation to help meet the world’s growing energy needs. We’re recruiting now for our 2020 UK Graduate Programme and we are seeking exceptional people who we can empower to think independently, take initiative and be innovative.

What’s in it for you?


We’re one of the world’s biggest energy and chemical companies and we reward our employees accordingly. We offer a competitive graduate starting salary and you’ll also receive our generous graduate resettlement allowance. In addition, we offer an excellent benefits package, which includes a defined benefit pension scheme, share incentive plan and private health care for employees and their families. Continuing the health and wellbeing theme, there are also free gyms at most of our UK sites.

But more than that, ExxonMobil is a great place to start and to build a career. It isn’t just another graduate job. Crucially, we offer our graduates real jobs from day one, with future UK-based and international opportunities. Our graduate development programme provides you with an in depth introduction to the company as well as technical training to enable you to succeed in your first job. We also provide on-going learning and technical training. With this backing you will be well supported as you work to obtain chartered status with the IChemE.

Meeting needs and reducing emissions

The world faces a dual energy challenge: how to supply growing energy needs around the globe, while at the same time, addressing the risks of climate change. The key to solving this will be investing in and developing technologies to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions associated with energy development. ExxonMobil today announced comprehensive reduction measures to accomplish just that.

What would you be doing?


Whichever team you start in you’ll have real responsibility from day one and we’ll provide a supportive learning environment.

  • Contact Engineer - you could be providing daily technical support as part of a team on a unit ensuring on-grade production that meets market demand
  • Development Engineer - you could find yourself working on a major capital project to increase capacity or reliability or be responsible for implementing new initiatives to improve site safety

You’ll have excellent opportunities to gain a wide range of experiences in your first few years with the Company, and those roles detailed above are just two examples. See our Careers Brochure for further details about ExxonMobil Graduate Careers.

What are we looking for?

To be eligible for this role, you must:

  • Have, or be on track for, at least a 2:1 (or equivalent) degree in Chemical Engineering
  • Be graduating in 2020 or have graduated in 2019, 2018 or 2017.

Successful candidates should possess a broad range of personal effectiveness and leadership skills, with the ability to facilitate and influence business decisions in a team environment.

Candidates should also be motivated to continue their professional development as an engineer and work with Company mentors towards IChemE Chartership.

Relevant work experience on summer or industrial placements is preferred, but not essential.

Click 'Apply Now' and submit your application to our Recruitment Team today.

If your application meets or exceeds our minimum criteria you will be invited to take our online test (it should be completed within five days of you receiving it). Candidates who pass the online test will be invited to a competency-based Skype interview between June and November. If successful, this will be followed by an interview at one our UK operating locations, which will comprise both competency based and technical questions. The final round will be at an assessment centre near Fawley Refinery (Southampton) in November or early December.
 
If your application is not successful at any stage we will let you know as soon as we can, but please allow up to 21 days.

Alternate Location: United Kingdom : Fawley Refinery, Hampshire || United Kingdom : Fife Ethylene Plant, Fife || United Kingdom : Newport 

Conditions of Employment

Successful candidates will be made a conditional offer of employment. The conditions include, but are not limited to: a satisfactory criminal records disclosure; satisfactory employment references over five years (where applicable); verification of qualifications, including any professional accreditation stated in the application; completion of a pre-employment medical, including a test for illicit or unprescribed drugs in accordance with the Company's safety policies; and the legal right to work on the agreed commencement date.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
ExxonMobil and its United Kingdom subsidiary companies, Esso Petroleum Company, Limited, and ExxonMobil Chemical Limited, are equal opportunity employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. All applicants are offered equal opportunity to demonstrate their abilities during our recruitment processes, therefore, please contact the Recruitment Team if you wish to discuss any particular requirements to enable you to complete our recruitment process.

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Opportunity Overview

  • October 18th, 2019
  • Competitive + benefits
  • 2:1 and above
  • Fawley (Hampshire)
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Chemical

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