Apprenticeships and Internships

INEOS offers a range of exciting apprenticeship and internship opportunities across our various sites and businesses, providing the perfect training platform for a successful career beyond.


To secure one of our apprenticeships, you’ll stand out from a crowd of thousands of other applicants. Your can-do attitude and interest in science and technology will shine through. You will have drive and determination and crave responsibility. We call it the INEOS Difference. In return, you’ll enjoy an exciting role which will see you working at our plants and studying alongside, earning as you learn.

Find out more about some of our apprenticeship opportunities below:

INEOS Modern Apprentices, Grangemouth (Scotland) & Koln (Germany):

Year 1 of your 4-year Modern Apprenticeship will be primarily spent at college. The remaining years are based at our Grangemouth or Köln sites, where you'll be assigned to a working team and attend college on day release. This gives you hands-on, competency-based skills training as you work towards completing your studies. By the end of the apprenticeship, you'll have achieved qualifications in your chosen discipline, and earned valuable experience along the way.

INEOS Oxide, Hull (England)

The Oxide plant in Hull offers an apprenticeship programme to train future plant operators. The first year is spent offsite at a local training provider with state of the art facilities (which includes a mock chemical plant and a control room).  After the first year, our apprentices join us on site to continue their learning.  Our apprenticeships last up to 4 years, starting every September (recruitment starts in March, with vacancies listed on the National Apprenticeship Service website). 



At our Zwijndrecht site in Belgium, we offer “dual learning” programmes allowing for the completion of technical Bachelor Degree-level qualifications alongside working onsite. These provide training for future Process Operators, complementing theoretical learning with practical experience on site. 

INOVYN (International):

Our INOVYN business, which manufactures chlor-alkali and PVC products, offers apprenticeships across the majority of its operations in the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Belgium, Italy, Norway and Sweden.  

Working closely with a range of education institutions, apprenticeships are offered across a broad spectrum of disciplines including production, laboratory analysis, finance, procurement, commercial and human resources. In the UK, for instance, INOVYN’s key technical training internships often develop into full time roles in the process operations and maintenance teams. 

A large number of our graduate hires have previously undertaken a placement with us prior to joining either the Core INEOS Graduate Programme or a Direct Entry graduate job.

PETROINEOS, Lavera (France):

An apprenticeship is ideal for those wishing to kickstart a career in the petrochemical industry. At our Lavera site in France we offer training which starts between 2-5 years after finishing high school, and provides the opportunity to qualify as a technician or engineer in process engineering and chemical engineering, as well as mechanical, instrument, electrical or support functions.

The apprenticeship is a competency-based multi-year program, with the chance to gain a BTS/DUT (at Level Bac+2) up to a Masters Degree/ Engineering Diploma (Bac+5) level in a chosen discipline. We offer unrivalled support and mentorship both on-site and in partnership with the University of Aix-Marseille, ENSIC, ENSIACET, and the IFP School.

INEOS Phenol, Gladbeck (Germany)

At our Phenol plant in Gladbeck, Germany, we offer an apprenticeship programme running over 3 and a half years. This provides both technical schooling alongside a business education. With approximately 20 apprentices learning with us at any one time, this is our main vehicle for developing our future plant operators. 

I really enjoyed engineering at school, and continuing my learning through an apprenticeship has allowed me exposure to practical based, hands on learning. I am proud to be developing my career towards being one of the 13% of women in the overall UK STEM workforce.

Grace Robinson, 2nd Year Science Industry Maintenance Technician L3, Runcorn site


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As an apprentice, I have access to develop many technical and interpersonal skills. My time at INOVYN has provided me with access to highly skilled colleagues and a practical learning environment which has been very valuable to my development.

Paul Simcott, 3rd Year Laboratory Technician L3, Runcorn site


We’ll give you first-hand experience of our unique culture. And as a fully-fledged member of our team, you will be given responsibility from day one. As you’ll discover, an internship with us will provide you with an invaluable opportunity to learn and grow. In return, we expect you to be creative, bright and full of energy.


We offer internships based across several of our sites and offices, with differing structures and durations. Some are short term tasters of work for school leavers, others are more formal placements in industry organised as part of academic courses. We offer priority access to internships via affiliated schools and universities in our communities, but also list internship vacancies on our jobs page.

Find out more about some of our internship opportunities below:


O&P US offer paid summer internships to chemical, mechanical and electrical engineering students who have completed at least two years of college.  Once you have passed the selection process you are most likely to be located at the Battleground or Chocolate Bayou manufacturing sites, although some interns may be based at our office in Marina View.  Internships typically run from early June to the end of August. Students will be assigned a mentor and work on one or more specific field projects in their engineering discipline.


We offer 12-month placements for interns, in chemical, electrical and mechanical engineering.  Our most popular discipline is process engineering.  Interns are provided with a mentor and the placement is very hands on, with each intern managing at least one project of their own. Recruitment starts in October and start dates are the following September, managed through partner universities. 


At our site in Lavera, placements are offered for durations of between 8-24 weeks in a chosen business area, and interns are set to work on a project with a direct impact on the business. This provides the opportunity to discover the skills needed to develop in the workplace, along with structured and constructive feedback. It also provides a valuable chance to build networks and contacts for future career opportunities. Occasionally, our exceptional interns win an offer of an apprenticeship contract, fixed term contract, or permanent position. 


Benedikt Billig had watched YouTube videos and already knew a little of his father’s work at INEOS in Köln. But nothing could replace the experience of being on-site, to help him identify his skills and interests. He completed a three-week school internship, which included two weeks in the workshop and one in a training centre. “From then on, my decision to train as an industrial mechanic was clear. It was really exciting to get a taste of work for myself.”

We offer young people the broadest possible picture of the requirements, content, skills and fields of activity. To this end, we visit schools in the surrounding area and make internships possible on site.

SIEGFRIED FRANKE - Head of Training at INEOS in Koln.

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