The Application Process

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All graduate opportunities will be advertised on the jobs page. Use the Graduate Filter under ‘Position’ to search for all Direct Entry graduate roles and Core Graduate Programme roles. Only programmes that are currently open will feature on this page. We look forward to hearing from you.

The recruitment process at INEOS is by far and away superior to all other recruiters I have encountered. Gone were the arbitrary psychometric tests in favour of real meaningful interaction. Support received is also superior; mentorships, graduate events and a hardworking HR department set INEOS apart from the pack.

Tega Aghegho Commercial Graduate, Frankfurt

Graduate Programme Recruitment Process

The INEOS application process is much more personal than a typical company of our size, and we believe this differentiates us from the rest. We do not filter out applications using automated interviews, or psychometric testing. The process will vary depending on the business and country you are applying to, but it will include face-to-face interviews, meeting senior managers, and you may be invited to take part in an assessment centre day. 

Our Core Commercial Programme opens in October and starts with an application form, followed by pre-screening questions. Successful applicants will be invited to a telephone interview with a member of the graduate team and an in-country assessment centre. The final interviews are held at one of our corporate HQ’s and they comprise an analysis and presentation exercise, and further face to face interviews with Board members from a variety of INEOS businesses. The process is designed for us to get to know you and assess not just your technical capability but your overall “fit” for INEOS. You will also get a good feel for us and if we suit you, by getting the opportunity to meet with other graduates on the programme. The whole process is generally completed within 3-4 months, and we aim to complete assessment centres prior to the Christmas holidays. We recruit on a rolling basis, so we advise getting your application in early so you do not miss out.

When applying for this scheme, you will see job postings for the Programme stating to apply to either the UK, Belgium or Germany and ROW. You should apply to whichever country you are currently residing in. This ensures that your application is processed by the local HR team. It has no bearing on the location of your first role, which will be in the UK, Belgium or Germany depending on business requirements. We recruit on a rolling basis, so we advise getting your application in early so you do not miss out.

Direct Entry programmes could be advertised at any point throughout the year, so keep an eye out on what opportunities we currently have listed.

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Brendan Craggs, Engineer, Grangemouth

"The INEOS recruitment process exemplifies a role at the company brilliantly: fast paced and exciting whilst always feeling valued. The business structure really helps me as a graduate take lessons from every level of the business. Right from the beginning I had an outstanding impression that INEOS will give you the opportunities to learn and this development naturally rewards the company as your capability increases."

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Sarah Schwind, Commercial Graduate, Cologne

"From my first contact with INEOS up until now, I truly feel valued not only based on my professional experience but also for my personality. Getting to know so many different INEOS managers during the stages of the recruitment process already shows how much everyone at INEOS is valued and the effort they take to make sure you’re the right fit."

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