Maintenance Apprentices – Fawley

Exxon Mobil


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. 


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


The closing date for this role is Sunday 14th April 2024.


About you


  • Hold a minimum of 4 GCSEs, grades A-C/9-4 (achieved or predicted), including Maths, English Language and Science
  • Be over the age of 18 on commencement of employment
  • Have a demonstratable interest in Engineering – no experience necessary
  • Have a willingness to work outside (potentially at height), in appropriate safety equipment (including breathing apparatus)


Successful candidates should also be able to demonstrate:


  • A commitment to high standards & safety in the workplace 
  • Self-motivation and a desire to learn 
  • Effective communication & team working skills 
  • Numeracy skills and computer literacy

Please note that employer sponsorship of a work visa is not available for this position, because it does not meet the criteria currently prescribed by the UK Government. Further information on UK visa requirements can be found on the UK Government website at


Our Process

If you are Interested, you can apply now.

The closing date for this opportunity is at 23:59 on 14th April, 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 an online assessment
  • Successful candidates will subsequently be invited to participate in a video interview
  • For candidates who successfully navigate the steps above, our final round, encompasses a half day assessment, in the week commencing 17th June


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.


What you will do


We are currently recruiting for Apprenticeship opportunities across three trades mechanical, electrical, and instrumentation, to join our team at our integrated Fawley Refinery and Chemical Complex in Hampshire, where you’ll discover an intricate mass of valves, towers, exchangers and pipes, offering endless opportunities to challenge and extend your skills every day. You will join a team committed to producing the energy and chemical products that are essential to modern life, economic development, and improved standards of living, while protecting our people, the environment and the well-being of communities where we operate.

Find out more here.


Our Offer


  • A competitive remuneration and benefits package, including a starting salary of £19,167
  • An opportunity to work outside practically with tools and equipment whilst continuing with your education
  • If successful you will obtain an industry recognised qualification and technical certificate which will give you the skills, knowledge and behaviours that you can use for your future career



  • Beginning in September 2024
  • A 3-year apprenticeship 
  • Full time with allocated days with our training provider, Cogent Skills and college providers 


The Roles


1. Mechanical

You would work in our workshops and out on site, installing pumps, compressors, turbines and machine components, with precise tolerances and strong reliability to ensure the safe & productive operations. With the foundations of your training in traditional engineering, you will learn to analyse failure modes, identify the root cause and help develop and implement solutions to prevent repeat failures.   


2. Electrical 

Power is the key to everything at Fawley. Without it, we couldn’t do what we do. We even have our own power plant! You will develop skills that range from working with low-voltage alarm systems, right up to 11,000-volt motors. You’ll gain knowledge of substations, plant areas, switchgear and all the ins and outs of alarm and lighting circuits. 


3.Instrumentation and Control

A wide range of Instruments are used to measure and control all the processes that take place on site, as well as providing automated shutdown sequences to ensure the site runs safely.  You will develop the ability to test, maintain, repair and install instruments, as well as learning the technical basis of their operation. You will acquire the skills to work on pneumatic, hydraulic, mechanical and electrical equipment. There are numerous transferrable skills within instrumentation that can be applied to many roles across multiple industries.  


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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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