2021 European Commercial Graduate Programme - Europe

Ref: 1039 Date Posted: Monday 28 Sep 2020
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2021 European Commercial Graduate Opportunities at INEOS  

UK salary £36,000 / Competitive local salary if based in Europe + benefits package including annual bonus.

September 2021 start

INEOS is a global manufacturer of petrochemicals. It comprises 34 businesses; each with a major chemical company heritage. INEOS’s production network spans throughout the world, 183 sites across 26 countries, generating an annual turnover of around $60 billion.

After 20 years establishing itself as one of the world’s leading chemical companies, INEOS continues to grow. Through strategic acquisitions and revitalising otherwise unloved assets, the business has flourished in an ever-changing, increasingly-competitive marketplace.

The intention to acquire BP’s global Aromatics and Acetyls business was announced in June this year and in July a new global healthcare business named INEOS Hygienics was launched. This business will produce hospital grade hand gels, sanitiser sprays for hands and surfaces and sanitiser wipes, available for the home and to the public.

The INEOS Hygienics’ business was created during the pandemic when medical professionals desperately needed hand sanitiser and INEOS built six factories each in under ten days to produce millions of bottles to supply hospitals free of charge.

INEOS products make a significant contribution to saving life, improving health and enhancing standards of living for people around the world. Our businesses produce the raw materials that are essential in the manufacture of a wide variety of goods: from paints to plastics, textiles to technology, medicines to mobile phones - chemicals manufactured by INEOS enhance almost every aspect of our modern life.

Sustainability is fundamental to how we do business, using innovative ideas and processes to increase capacity, while reducing energy used in the petrochemical processes.

The Graduate Opportunity

We are a unique, non-hierarchical organisation giving graduates direct access to senior management. If you thrive on a challenge and are prepared to push yourself, then INEOS’ open and direct approach to business will give you the opportunity to develop quickly, in a real job with real responsibilities from day one.

If you are interested in a business role, then our European commercial graduate programme is for you. This 5-year programme will provide you with a breadth of experience early in your career. You will typically move roles every 2 years – this will involve moving between different countries, INEOS businesses and functions. Hence you must be geographically flexible. Each role will provide a new challenge and enable you to gain a wide range of experience, essential for anyone aspiring to be a future leader.

Areas you could start in are:

• Supply Chain

• Logistics

• Trading & Shipping

• Procurement

• Operations

• Business Development

To be considered for the scheme, you will need a minimum of a 2:1 degree, ideally in a numerate, engineering or science related subject, along with:

• Commercial interest and aptitude

• The ability to work under pressure, with confidence

• A drive for action, initiative and delivery - a ‘can-do’ attitude

• Excellent communication skills

We will consider recent graduates with up to two years relevant work experience


To Apply:

Please download and complete the following Application Form. This must then be saved and uploaded. Application forms filled out in the web browser first will download as blank forms.

Please note:

You are not required to upload your CV at any point during the application process.  On page 1 of 2 of the application, please upload your completed application form, NOT your CV.

We will ONLY accept submitted application forms.  CVs will NOT be considered.