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Electrical, Control & Instrument Industrial Placement

Electrical/Electronic/Control and Instrumentation/Computer Science.

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Phillips 66 has more than 140 years of experience in providing the energy that enables people to dream bigger and go farther, faster. We are committed to improving lives, and that is our promise to our employees and our communities. We are sustained by the backgrounds and experiences of our diverse teams, which reflect who we are, the environment we create and how we work together.

Our company is built on values of safety, honor and commitment. We call our cultural mindset Our Energy in Action, which we define through four simple, intuitive behaviors: We work for the greater good, create an environment of trust, seek different perspectives and achieve excellence. Phillips 66 was recognized by Forbes as one of “America’s Best Employers” in 2021.

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If you want work experience that really counts, consider a placement with Phillips 66.  We are now looking for a student who is working towards a degree in an Electrical, Electronic, Control, Instrumentation, or industrially biased Computer Science subject degree to join us for a one-year industrial placement in 2023.

Your time will be spent working on specific projects alongside our experienced Engineers. You will be assisting with the provision of Instrumentation and/or Electrical engineering support or Industrial Control Systems (ICS) engineering on the refinery. As an E,C&I Engineering placement student you will get the opportunity to work on a variety of real-life projects within the Instrumentation, Electrical engineering or Industrial Control field depending upon your skills or preference. You will get to work alongside our experts on some of the most advanced technology used within the process industry sector including measurement and control systems, analysers, safety instrumented systems, electrical devices and electrical infrastructure, distributed control systems, industrial networking and cyber security. The placement is designed to help you gain the essential skills to have a successful career in industry. 

Your assignment will normally be spent with one of the refinery disciplines teams, i.e., electrical, instruments or industrial control.  Please indicate in your cover letter in which of these discipline teams you would prefer to work and an explanation as to why. Failure to do so may result in your application not being considered.

Should you do well during your time with us, you may be considered for a graduate position upon completion of your degree.

What are we looking for?

  • A pro-active self-starter
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Someone who is highly motivated with a drive and energy to lead and influence change
  • Good team player who is able to work with and influence others
  • Confidence to work on your own initiative  
  • Someone who has the ability to prioritise effectively
  • Ability to apply technical knowledge to analyse problems and create innovative solutions

Requirements/Key Skills:

  • The legal right to live and work in the UK on a permanent basis without restrictions.
  • Working towards a minimum 2:1 in a Electrical, Electronics, Control or Instrumentation degree. We are also interested in computer science students interested in a career within Industrial Control Systems, OT Networking and Cyber Security. 
  • A-Level or equivalent qualification including at least one STEM subject.
  • Good engineering/technical knowledge
  • Logical approach to problem solving
  • Strong communications skills
  • Safety awareness 
  • Have completed some previous work experience or held part time position successfully

What Phillips 66 can offer you:

  • Opportunity to get real industrial experience with responsibility and accountability
  • Ability to work with and learn from experienced engineers
  • Opportunity to become part of our Early Careers Network and take part in fun, informative and social activities 
  • Free daily lunch whilst working on site
  • Free accommodation for the first 6 weeks of your placement so you can get to know the area and other students. 
  • Free access to our onsite gym 
  • Competitive Salary

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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: October 9th, 2022
  • Starting: July 2023
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Starting Salary: Competitive + benefits
  • 2:1 and above (expected)
  • 1 Year
  • Humber Refinery, North Lincolnshire
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Computer Science
  • Control & Instrumentation
  • Cyber Security
  • Electrical
  • Electronic

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