Undergraduate opportunities

We offer a number of opportunities to undergraduates, predominantly in chemical and mechanical engineering. We also offer a limited number of opportunities elsewhere within our business.

Make the most of your talents

About you

A problem solver, a fixer, a critical thinker, you will relish a challenge and be prepared to embrace responsibility from day one. You’ll be innovative, energetic, and a good communicator.

As a student of mechanical or chemical engineering we expect you to be on course for an MEng degree at 2:1 or above.

How our undergraduate opportunities work

The two day insight event

There are many opportunities available at Stanlow Refinery and we think it is important you experience these for yourself. Available to mechanical and chemical engineering undergraduates in their penultimate year, our residential two day programme offers you the chance to:

  • Talk with our graduate engineers and find out the kinds of projects they are working on, the experiences they are having and the skills they are developing
  • Get involved in a series of practical group and individual activities
  • Gain a first hand understanding of refinery operations and take a tour of our refinery

The insight days are a great way for us to get to know each other better and for you to gather a much clearer understanding of the many opportunities available at Essar Oil UK. The insight days are our preferred route for identifying talent both for internships and graduate roles.

Eight week internships

If you are a chemical or mechanical engineering student in the penultimate year of your degree, then this is a great opportunity.

Our paid internships offer the chance to do real work on actual refinery projects. From day one you will be working alongside experienced professionals on genuine engineering tasks supported and encouraged every step of the way.

This specially designed programme provides a first hand opportunity to work on actual engineering projects with clear goals and defined deliverables.

An Essar Oil UK Internship is great for your skill set and your career. Hear what a former intern said about their experiences:

Lawrie Campbell, Chemical Engineering, University of Sheffield

“My experiences at Essar have really developed my skills as an individual and because my project is so important to the future of the business it made me feel that my role was important. A very rewarding experience!”