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Human Resources Industrial Placement

Human Resources Industrial Placement

Competitive salary + generous benefits package

July - September 2022 start


INEOS is a global manufacturer of petrochemicals. It comprises 36 businesses: each with a major chemical company heritage. INEOS’s production network spans throughout the world, 194 sites across 29 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.

Last year INEOS bought BP’s global Aromatics and Acetyls business and a new global healthcare business named INEOS Hygienics was launched. This business produces 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 Opportunity

We are a unique, non-hierarchical organisation giving undergraduates 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.

We need an ambitious, delivery focussed undergraduate, to join our Group HR team. You will work with a HR graduate and the HR Director to help deliver several projects focussed mainly on European graduate recruitment and development. You will be involved in organising and participating in career fairs in the UK and will also liaise with our European sites to ensure a consistent branding message to candidates and consistent selection techniques. You will help organise assessment centres and final interviews to ensure that high quality graduates are recruited for the European businesses. We run several development events for INEOS graduates that you will help organise and deliver both in the UK and Europe.

The role has a strong focus on data management. Within your placement you will be responsible for collating people data, including headcount reporting and tracking our applications across the graduate scheme.  We are looking for a numerate and inquisitive person to analysis this data and provide the Group with insights.

You will also get involved in non-graduate projects such as the organisation of Leadership training days. Working with communications to develop and manage internal job posting boards and external platforms i.e. LinkedIn.

This opportunity will expose you to a unique and fast-growing global company, in a HR function that is fast paced, entrepreneurial and delivery focussed. You will get immediate exposure to senior HR professionals and senior managers across the businesses.  If you are looking for an HR role in the future, this would be a fascinating insight into this sector. 


  • Opportunities to travel nationally during the placement
  • On site gym, free for all employees to use with classes too
  • Exposure to senior managers and staff, great opportunities to network
  • Many sporting and extracurricular activities to get involved in with other INEOS employees

To be considered for the placement, you will need a to be on course to graduate with at least a 2:1 degree, the degree discipline is not as important as your personal attributes. You will also need to be:

  • Numerate and inquisitive.
  • Enjoy being challenged.
  • Have excellent communication and analytical skills.
  • And be able to work under pressure with confidence and have a bias for action.

To Apply

Please complete the application form by attaching your CV and a covering letter stating why you are interested in this position.  

We recruit on a rolling basis so we recommend you apply ASAP to avoid disappointment.