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2020 Chemical Engineering Industrial Placement


Fawley, HAM, GB

Company:  ExxonMobil

At ExxonMobil we’re using technology and innovation to meet the world’s growing energy needs. We’re recruiting now for our 2020 UK Industrial Placement 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 companies and we reward our employees accordingly. We offer a competitive starting salary and an excellent benefits package. There are also free gyms at most of our UK sites.


But more than that, ExxonMobil is a great place to start and build a career, it isn’t just another placement programme. Our placements offer real work experience and, if you are successful, the potential for you to receive an offer to join our Graduate Programme.

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

What would you be doing?
You could find yourself providing daily technical support or plant optimisation analysis as part of a team on a unit ensuring on-grade production that meets market demand. Alternatively, 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.


These are just a few examples and whichever team you start in you’ll have real responsibility from day one and we’ll provide a supportive learning environment.

What are we looking for?
To be eligible for this role, you must:

  • Be in the penultimate year of your degree course in the 2019-2020 academic year
  • Be seeking to gain work experience on a paid Industrial Placement commencing in July 2020
  • Be expecting a 2:1 Bachelors/Masters degree (or equivalent) in Chemical Engineering
  • Have a minimum of three A levels (or equivalent) of at least B grade


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.


How do you apply and what’s the process?
Interested? Click Apply Now and submit your application to our Recruitment Team today. Applications are open until 31 October 2019.


If your application meets or exceeds our minimum criteria you will be invited to take our online test, which you must complete within five days of receiving the invitation. Candidates who pass the online test will be invited to a competency based Skype interview between October and November. If successful, this will be followed by a final round interview at one our UK operating locations, which will comprise both competency based and technical questions.


If your application is not successful at any stage we will let you know as soon as we can, but please allow at least 21 days.


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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