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Engineering and Chemistry Graduates

The Opportunity - Engineering and Chemistry Graduates

Based initially at Saltend, Hull our graduates will work on real projects with experienced engineers who will mentor and guide them through to Chartership.

About Ineos

INEOS is one of the largest petrochemical companies in the world, employing around 22,000 people across 194 sites in 29 countries.

The INEOS Acetyls business in Hull is the largest producer of acetic acid, acetic anhydride and ethyl acetate in Europe, and also home to the business's global technology development and support team.
A manufacturing site for more than 100 years, the INEOS business is based on the 370-acre Saltend Chemicals Park - a cluster of world-class chemicals and renewable energy businesses at the heart of the UK's energy estuary.

INEOS Acetyls includes chemical manufacturing plants, laboratories, workshops and offices.

INEOS Acetyls is a global business, with sites in Asia and the US, too.

Acetic acid

Acetic acid is one of the most versatile, organic chemicals manufactured today. It's used in the production of food preservatives, and to make goods such as ink, pharmaceuticles, household cleaning products, textiles, paints, packaging and many more items.

Acetic anhydride

Acetic anhydride is used in everyday products, including detergents, asprin and paracetamol, wood acetylated products and plastics.

Ethyle acetate

Etyle acetate (EtAc) is also used in everyday items, such as decaffeination, printing inks, paints, adhesives and nail varnish remover.


Sunstainability has always been at the heart of our business in INEOS Acetyls and we have a road map to achieving ‘net zero’ by 2045. To get there we have set ambitious interim targets for 2030 as we continue to create vital products that help others to reduce their carbon footprints and lead the hydrogen revolution. We’re investing in this sustainable future right now, building the infrastructure that will deliver carbon savings with further investment of more than £1bn to come. You could be part of our journey to Net Zero.


We offer unique and unrivalled experiences and opportunities to grow and develop.  As engineers you will work in a variety of different roles within different parts of the business, designed to give you a diverse set of  experiences. Embedded within an engineering team you will be given a real job with real responsibilities and will get invaluable exposure to design standards and industry codes plus invaluable site experience.

If you thrive on a challenge and are prepared to push yourself, then INEOS’ open and non-hierarchical approach to business will give you the opportunity to quickly develop your professional capabilities and truly thrive.

During the 4-5 year development programme Graduates can expect to undertake a variety of placements across the site; being given genuine responsibility on live projects from the start – providing the breadth of experience they’d expect from a global organisation.

About you
We are seeking the very best Engineering and Chemistry graduates who demonstrate the skills and qualifications outlined below. Mechanical, chemical, electrical and instrumentation engineering disciplines and both first degree and PhD chemists are welcome to apply.

  • A minimum of 2:1 Master’s degree in the relevant discipline
  • Ambition and personal motivation
  • 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.

If you would like to join us on this exciting journey and play your part in delivering the sustainable future for our business, please get in touch. We’d love to hear from you and share our plans.

If you want to find out more, check out our INEOS Graduate page Graduates | INEOS Careers where you can see what some of our current graduates have to say, or find out a bit more about the roles you could be starting in.

To apply

Please submit a cover letter and your current CV, closing date is 28 February 2023.