Maintenance Apprentices (Fife)


Fife, FIF, 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.



What role you will play in our team


We are currently recruiting engineering apprentices to join our maintenance team here at Fife Ethylene Plant (FEP), Mossmorran. This is an exciting opportunity to work within a fast-paced and varied engineering environment, maintaining the plant and equipment at one of Europe’s largest ethylene plants.


Engineering apprenticeships are four-year schemes that will help you achieve a variety of qualifications. You will aim to achieve a Modern Apprenticeship, an SVQ Level III, a National Certificate and a Higher National Certificate in your chosen discipline.  The first year is spent full time at Forth Valley College, Falkirk and the remaining years are spent on site at FEP gaining first-hand experience of your chosen trade whilst attending college on a day release basis.


What you will do



Machinery Apprentice – as a machinery technician, you will be responsible for mechanical repairs, fault diagnosis and the preventative maintenance of a wide range of rotating and specialized mechanical equipment with the entire site being an intricate and carefully designed combination of valves, towers, exchangers and pipes, you will enjoy challenges which will enhance your practical skills.

Instrumentation Apprentice - look after highly complex pieces of equipment and use the latest automated instruments. Instrumentation Technicians are responsible for carrying out preventative maintenance on critical shutdown systems, pressure, level, and temperate instruments, analysers and logic/control systems.

Analyser Apprentice - look after highly complex pieces of continuous online analysis equipment ensuring they operate reliably and repairing as necessary. Analyser Technicians are responsible for carrying out preventative maintenance on critical analyser systems including gas chromatographs, infrared analysers and water analysis. They will also support in the laboratory carrying out offline quality testing.

About you


Candidates will have, as a minimum, four passes (grades A, B, or C) at National 5 level (or equivalent Standard Grade passes) in the following subjects:


  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Physics (preferred) or Chemistry
  • A technical subject such as CDT, Graphic Communications, Engineering Science or Product Design


Your benefits


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.


We offer you:


  • Competitive starting salary
  • Share incentive plan
  • Private healthcare for employees and their families 
  • Free gym
  • Free lunch


Please note benefits may be changed from time to time without notice, subject to applicable law.


If you have any questions about the Recruitment Process, please contact Yvonne at:


Closing date: 21st April 2024 with interviews in May 2024.


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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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