Chemical Engineering Summer Placement - 2025 start date

Chemical, Process.

About us

At ExxonMobil, our vision is to lead in energy innovations that advance modern living and a net-zero future. As one of the world’s largest publicly traded energy and chemical companies, we are powered by a unique and diverse workforce fueled by the pride in what we do and what we stand for.

The success of our Upstream, Product Solutions and Low Carbon Solutions businesses is the result of the talent, curiosity and drive of our people. They bring solutions every day to optimise our strategy in energy, chemicals, lubricants and lower-emissions technologies.

We are Exxonmobil
Exxonmobil is working to deliver reliable and affordable energy and products.

We invite you to bring your ideas to ExxonMobil to help create sustainable solutions that improve quality of life and meet society’s evolving needs. Learn more about our What and our Why and how we can work together.

ExxonMobil has operated in the U.K. for more than 135 years. We are best known today for the marketing of our Esso fuels and Mobil 1 lubricants and for our petrochemicals. We have refining and chemical operations in the UK, we operate the UK’s biggest private pipeline network and we retain a non-operated share in a number of fields in the North Sea. More recently, we are developing our involvement in lower emission projects in the UK, building on our experience in carbon capture and storage (CCS), hydrogen production and biofuels.
 
An ExxonMobil career is one designed to last. Our commitment to you runs deep: our employees grow personally and professionally, with benefits built on our core categories of health, security, finance, and life.

What role you will play in our team

We are now recruiting for our 2025 UK Summer Placement Programme and we are seeking exceptional people who we can empower to think independently, take initiative and be innovative. 

While on placement with ExxonMobil you will have support and guidance from managers, supervisors and recent graduates to enable you to apply your degree knowledge and fulfil your potential, gaining confidence and experience as an individual, and learning new skills in a real operational environment.

What you will do

Placement students work in pairs or small teams to address a real-life plant challenge. You could find yourself designing, coordinating, and analysing a plant optimisation trial or scoping a small capital project.  

There will be opportunities to think independently, take initiative and be innovative. You will receive training, supervision and coaching support, and have opportunities to interact with our highly skilled Manufacturing team and experience world scale Chemical Engineering operations.

About you

To be eligible for this role, you must:

  • Be starting your penultimate year in Autumn 2025. 
  • Be expecting a minimum of a 2:1 Bachelor's in Chemical Engineering.
  • Be seeking to gain work experience on a 8 weeks paid Summer Placement commencing on 30th June 2025.

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.

What are the next steps?

If you are Interested, you can apply now.
 
The closing date for this opportunity is Sunday 14th July 2024, at which point we will begin our two stage assessment process.

  • Behavioural Assessment.
  • Technical competency-based Interview (Zoom).

If your application is not successful at any stage we will let you know as soon as we can.
 
ExxonMobil recognises that recruiting and developing the right people is key to our success and so we look for applicants who demonstrate the right skills, attitudes, capability and potential. Our processes are designed to be robust, engaging and consistent.

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.
 
Nothing herein is intended to override the corporate separateness of local entities. Working relationships discussed herein do not necessarily represent a reporting connection, but may reflect a functional guidance, stewardship, or service relationship. 
 
Exxon Mobil Corporation has numerous affiliates, many with names that include ExxonMobil, Exxon, Esso and Mobil. For convenience and simplicity, those terms and terms like corporation, company, our, we and its are sometimes used as abbreviated references to specific affiliates or affiliate groups.

Abbreviated references describing global or regional operational organisations and global or regional business lines are also sometimes used for convenience and simplicity. Similarly, ExxonMobil has business relationships with thousands of customers, suppliers, governments, and others. For convenience and simplicity, words like venture, joint venture, partnership, co-venturer, and partner are used to indicate business relationships involving common activities and interests, and those words may not indicate precise legal relationships.

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  • Deadline
    July 14th, 2024
  • Starting
    June 2025
  • Salary
    Competitive + benefits
  • Degree required
    2:1 and above (expected)
  • Duration
    8 weeks
  • Location
    Fife (Edinburgh) and Fawley (Hampshire)
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Preferred Disciplines...
  • Chemical
Also Accepting...
  • Energy/Renewables
  • Process
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