28 Sep, 2021

Chemical Engineering Graduate - 2022 start date

  • Exxon Mobile
  • Fawley Refinery- Esso Petroleum Co Ltd, Southampton, UK
Chemical Engineer Oil & Gas Petrochemicals & Refining

Job Description

What awaits you.


ExxonMobil is more than just one of the largest energy companies in the world. 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, regardless of their background. 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. 


ExxonMobil is a great place to start and to build a career. Crucially, we offer our graduates real jobs from day one, with opportunities aligned to your professional and personal development. Our graduate development programme provides you with an in-depth introduction to the company, hands-on experience within a manufacturing site, coupled with ongoing learning and technical training to enable you to succeed in your first job and beyond. 

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
  • A generous resettlement allowance
  • Defined Benefit Pension scheme
  • Share incentive plan
  • Private healthcare for employees and their families 
  • Free Gym at most UK sites 

What would you be doing?


The programme is designed to enable you to build a career platform of technical, industry and specialist knowledge. It will give you the tools and opportunity to establish your own solid career path in various senior engineering positions and allow you to explore gaining further professional registration such as chartership, with support via our 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
  • Development Engineer - 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. 
  • 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 by managing the movement and storage of feed, raw materials and products to meet market demand

What are we looking for?


To be eligible for this role, you must:


  • Have at least a 2:1 (or equivalent) degree in Chemical Engineering
  • Have graduated in the last 3 years
  • 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 Friday 15th October 2021, 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.


  1. If your application is successful following the closing date, you will be invited to take part in a behavioural assessment.
  2. Successful candidates will subsequently be invited to participate in a technical competency based interview, via Zoom.
  3. For candidates who successfully navigate the steps above, our final round, encompasses a half day assessment, which will take place at Fawley Refinery and Petrochemical Plant in early December.

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.



Fawley Refinery, Hampshire || United Kingdom : Fawley Refinery, Hampshire || United Kingdom : Fife Ethylene Plant, Fife 



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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