Chemical Engineering Industrial Placement – 2022

Exxon Mobil



ExxonMobil is more than just one of the largest energy companies in the world. ExxonMobil is a place where we believe people should think independently, take initiative, grow to their full potential and help shape the future of energy. Diversity drives innovation and we are committed to providing inclusive workplaces where everyone can thrive and contribute. The safety and wellbeing of our employees is at the heart of everything we do. We build skills and competencies through training and work experiences in a wide range of assignments. With a long history of industry leadership and cutting edge innovation, we are committed to addressing the dual challenge facing society today: to meet the world’s growing demand for energy while reducing environmental impacts, including the risk of climate change. 

We are now recruiting for our 2022 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?


While on placement with ExxonMobil you will have support and guidance from managers, supervisors and more 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. 

We’re one of the world’s biggest companies and we reward our employees accordingly. We offer an excellent remuneration and benefits package, which includes a competitive salary, benefits and free gyms at most of our UK sites. 

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 to reduce energy consumption 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, where you can develop a solid foundation of professional skills.

What are we looking for?


To be eligible for this role, you must: 


  • Be in the penultimate year of your degree course  
  • Be expecting a minimum of 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 
  • Be seeking to gain work experience on a paid Industrial Placement commencing in July 2022


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?


If you are Interested, you can apply now.

The closing date for this opportunity is Friday 22nd October 2021, at which point we will commence our two stage assessment process. If your application is not successful at any stage we will let you know as soon as we can.


  1. Behavioural assessment
  2. Technical competency based interview (Zoom)

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.

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