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.

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.


In addition to the competitive base salary and relocation allowance, employees are also offered a matched 2-for-1 share scheme, final salary pension plan, private health care scheme, 33 days' holiday per annum (including public holidays), interest-free loan, tailored graduate training and continuous development, support towards studying for professional qualifications such as CIMA and IChemE, free sports facilities and subsidised dining facilities at most locations, voluntary community activities, international opportunities and regular job rotations (typically every one to three years) with opportunities to develop and hone skills. We’re also now an IChemE Gold Corporate Partner. IChemE's corporate partner scheme recognises and rewards companies that demonstrate a sustained commitment to the process industries. It has a three-tiered structure to incorporate companies of all sizes and includes an independent validation of your commitment to career development as an employer.

Number of employees:

Global - 47 countries

UK Specific Sites:
Fife, Scotland
Leatherhead, Surrey
Fawley, Hampshire
Newport, Wales



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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.
We're an IChemE Gold Corporate Partner.
Over 7,500 students have Followed us on Gradcracker.
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