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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.

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.

The role

We are now recruiting for our 2025 UK Summer Placement Programme and we are seeking exceptional people who want to spend 8 weeks at either our Fawley Refinery and Petrochemical Manufacturing site or Fife Ethylene Plant, undertaking a project delivering both business value and personal development.

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 work on a real life business challenge, gaining confidence and experience as an individual, and learning how to be effective in a real operational environment.

What you will do

Placement students work in pairs or small teams to address a real-life plant challenge. You could find yourself designing, coordinating, and analysing a plant optimisation trial or scoping a small capital project.

There will be opportunities to think independently, take initiative and be innovative. You will receive training, supervision and coaching support, and have opportunities to interact with our highly skilled Manufacturing team and experience world scale Chemical Engineering operations.

About you

To be eligible for this role, you must:

  • Be starting your final year in Autumn 2025.
  • Be expecting a minimum of a 2:1 Bachelors in Chemical Engineering.
  • Be seeking to gain work experience on 8 weeks paid Summer Placement commencing on 30th June 2025.

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.

What are the next steps

If you are Interested, you can apply now.

The closing date for this opportunity is Sunday 14th July 2024, at which point we will begin our two stage assessment process.

  • Behavioural Assessment.
  • Technical competency-based Interview (Zoom).

If your application is not successful at any stage we will let you know as soon as we can.

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.