Chemical Engineering Graduate - 2025 start date


Fawley & Fife, HAM, GB

Company:  ExxonMobil


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 optimize our strategy in energy, chemicals, lubricants and lower-emissions technologies. 


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's in it for you?


We start as we mean to go on. There will be structured training programmes, designed to give you solid foundations in both technical, management and behavioural skills, with ongoing support and development throughout your career. 


You will also receive:


  • Competitive starting salary
  • Generous resettlement allowance
  • Defined Benefit Pension scheme
  • Share incentive plan
  • Private healthcare for employees and their families 
  • Free Gym at most UK sites 

What you will do


The programme is designed to build a career platform of technical, industry and specialist knowledge. It will give you the tools and opportunity to establish your own career path in various senior engineering positions and allow you to explore gaining further professional registration such as chartership, with support via our accredited IChemE mentoring programme.


Your first role will depend on your experience, but could include:


  • Contact Engineer – You could be providing daily technical support as part of a team on a unit ensuring on-grade production that meets global market demand
  • Process safety Engineer or Environmental Engineer – Protecting our people, local communities and the environment by identifying and mitigating potential risks
  • Supply Chain coordination – Optimising the profitability of the site through managing the movement and storage of feed, raw materials and products to meet market demand

About you


To be eligible for this role, you must:


  • Expecting at least a 2:1 degree in Chemical Engineering.
  • Be graduating in 2025 or have graduated in the last 3 years (since 2024-2022).
  • Be able to demonstrate a broad range of personal effectiveness and leadership skills, with the ability to facilitate and influence business decisions in a team environment.
  • Be motivated to continue your professional development as an engineer and work with Company mentors towards IChemE Chartership, if not already obtained.

Relevant work experience would be advantageous but is not essential.

What are the next steps?


If you are Interested, you can apply now.


The closing date for this opportunity is Sunday 30th June 2024, at which point we will commence our assessment process. If your application is not successful at any stage we will let you know as soon as we can.


If your application meets or exceeds our minimum criteria following the closing date, you will be invited to part in a behavioural assessment.


Successful candidates will subsequently be invited to participate in a Zoom interview including a technical competency assessment.


For candidates who successfully navigate the steps above, our final round, encompasses a site visit end of August.


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 organizations 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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