We offer students both apprenticeship and summer placement opportunities.
Our summer placements offer firsthand experience to learn how a leading engineering organisation works. A summer with ExxonMobil will introduce you to numerous opportunities, including:
Placements commence in July of each year and typically last eight weeks, while industrial placements can last approximately 13 months.
Summer placements are project-based, and will introduce students to real work the company is undertaking that is challenging, engaging and diverse. Recent projects have included initiatives on key energy variables, furnace monitoring, plant optimization and more.
For technical schemes, applications are welcomed from Chemical and Mechanical Engineers with a minimum 2:1. For commercial schemes, applications are accepted from a number of disciplines including Science, Engineering, English, Geography, History, IT or Business degrees with a 2:1 minimum.
We seek candidates with a strong academic background, analytical skills, ability to work in a team, a high level of personal ethics and the drive and desire to achieve.
We offer Advanced Level Apprenticeships at our Fawley Refinery; this exciting opportunity allows students to work within a fast-paced and varied engineering environment in one of Europe’s largest and most complex oil refineries.
Our Maintenance Engineering Apprenticeship is a great start to your career and provides a wide range of opportunities. Through training and hands-on experience, you will open the door to potential permanent employment while developing knowledge and skills you can use for your entire career.
Apprentices work 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday – Friday; 36 hours per week in the first year. Opportunities exist to undertake Apprenticeships in three trades:
5 GCSEs, grades A-C (achieved or predicted), including maths, English language and science (new grading structure for English language and maths should be minimum of Grade 4 or above).
Short-listed candidates will be invited to SETA (the Southampton Engineering Training Association) for aptitude tests.
Outside of academics, we look for candidates that have a hands-on approach and a practical mind; demonstration of practical skills or knowledge is an advantage. Candidates should also have the enthusiasm and determination to succeed, an inquiring mind, and the self-motivation to ensure college deadlines are met. If you enjoy working outside and getting your hands dirty but want to continue your education, then this could be the career for you.
Year 1 will be full time at SETA working towards an Intermediate Apprenticeship including NVQ Level 2 in Performing Engineering Operations and functional skills (if required), plus study towards a technical Certificate. For years 2 and 3, you will be based at the Fawley Refinery working towards an Advanced Apprenticeship including NVQ Level 3 in Maintenance Engineering.