Our graduate programmes are focused on your development. They hand you the responsibilities, opportunities and freedom to plot your own course and build a successful career. Are you up for it?

Petrochemicals, Plastics Production, Oil & Gas, Automotive And Sport

INEOS is a multi-skilled multinational, offering amazing opportunities to live and work around the world. You’ll find a refreshingly no-nonsense work culture here too, that’s always open to new ideas.

We’re often referred to as the biggest company you’ve never heard of, as we are not publicly quoted and don’t sell directly to consumers. None the less, our products make a significant contribution to saving lives, improving health and enhancing standards of living for people around the world.

In many of our markets, we are Number One in the world. To achieve that position we’re buzzing with problem solvers, inventors, manufacturers, scientists and entrepreneurs looking to push themselves and make a difference. Could you be one of them?


Prepare to push yourself

Day One

  • Day One

    Graduates who join INEOS are given clear accountability as a key part of our business, with real targets and responsibilities from day one.

    This way, we’ve found that INEOS graduates learn faster, have better job satisfaction and deliver more quickly than if we rotate them through a series of placements which have been handed down from graduate to graduate for years.

    This straightforward approach works for us, and for our graduates. We get a fresh perspective and they feel valued because they get to work day-to-day with high calibre individuals - experts in their field - from the start of their career.

    What can you expect?

    • A real job from Day One. Become a key part of our business with specific accountability and responsibility from the start.
    • Meaningful roles that are more rewarding. INEOS graduates learn faster get more satisfaction than if we rotate them through a set of ‘starter’ placements.
    • Access to high-calibre mentors. Our graduates work day-to-day and get support from highly experienced experts in your field.


    Apart from the variety, you instantly get a lot of responsibility at INEOS. This is something you don’t get so soon in other companies, and gives you the possibility to learn and grow quickly 
    Yens Geubels, Mechanical Engineer, Antwerp

  • The INEOS Challenge

    INEOS success is built on challenge, seeking new opportunities and giving our people the scope and accountability to deliver.

    If you thrive on challenge and are prepared to push yourself to develop further, then INEOS’s open and direct approach to business will give you the opportunity to thrive- in a real job with real responsibility from Day One.

    For the right people this creates an exciting and rewarding working environment.

    If you are prepared to go beyond your comfort zone then we will help you develop further than you can imagine.

    I like that INEOS is a young company which encourages innovative and entrepreneurial thinking, constantly looking for new opportunities and on the forefront of market developments.
    Claire Dillon, Process Engineer, Runcorn

  • The INEOS Difference

    You’ll find we have a flat organisational structure. We don’t like committees and are non-bureaucratic. We put real value on everyone being open, informal and non-hierarchical. This means that as part of the team your ideas will be heard from the very start.

    Along with everyone at INEOS, you’ll be exposed to senior decision-makers as part of your role. Don’t be daunted, we want you to challenge the status quo because fresh thinking and new ways of doing things are critical to the ongoing success of our company.

    If you thrive on challenge and are prepared to push yourself, then our direct approach to business will give you the opportunity to deliver from Day One.

    In this short film Jim Ratcliffe, Chairman of INEOS, explains why the company is such an exciting place to work.


Each year we offer opportunities in both Commercial and Engineering programmes. Both of these can lead to a rewarding and fulfilling career.


  • Engineering

    INEOS offers engineering graduates a variety of career opportunities. These can either be based at one of our major manufacturing sites or across Europe. In the UK the five-year programme will help you achieve chartership. Elsewhere in Europe we provide similar initiatives and opportunities to progress your early career.

    You’ll work on live projects alongside experienced engineers to mentor and guide you. We recruit from all major disciplines including chemical, mechanical, electrical & instrument, and process control.

    Later in the programme, you may also have the opportunity to move to a different business or country. So we look for the ability and desire to be mobile, particularly if you’re ambitious for senior management roles such as Site or Operations Manager.

    For examples of the type of engineering roles you would start in, check out the videos below featuring some of our recent graduates.


  • Commercial

    Sign up to our Commercial Programme and you’ll be on track to be a future leader acquiring valuable international experience early on. During the five-year programme you’ll move between INEOS businesses, functions and countries. This way you’ll build experience, skills and knowledge by being exposed to a broad range of commercial disciplines.

    We recruit graduates into real jobs straight away, so the roles available will vary from year to year. Examples of areas you could work in include supply chain, logistics, trading & shipping sales and operations. Once you’ve been accepted on the programme we’ll work with you to match you with a role you feel comfortable in.


  • Requirements

    So what do you need to be accepted onto our graduate programmes?

    As well as technical excellence we are looking for graduates with a mindset that fits INEOS’ approach to business - people who:

    • have a pragmatic, can-do attitude
    • enjoy and thrive on challenge
    • take personal ownership and responsibility are adaptable and open to new ways of working
    • are proactive in leading change
    • are incisive when dealing with situations and communicating


    If this sounds like you then you should apply now via our Are You In? section.

  • Are you IN?
    View on YouTube

    If you love a challenge our straightforward approach to business will help you thrive, in a real job with real responsibility from the very beginning. But don't just take our word for it: listen to recent graduates share their INEOS experiences.

What to expect Training

  • Training

    Not only will we give you on-the-job training but we also set aside time for core skills training (both functional and general).

    As part of an ethos of continuous improvement and development we’ll support you in working towards professional qualifications, including Chartered status.

    Mentoring is also part of the programme, encouraging you to challenge and stretch yourself as you develop. You’ll be able to learn from the experience of a senior manager, who’ll be happy to give you guidance on your progress and goals.

    There are also Corporate events in Year 1 and 3, where you’ll network with senior managers and other graduates. Here you can learn about INEOS' strategy, growth projects and corporate wellness, as well as brush up on skills such as financial management, leadership and business strategy.

  • Mentoring

    • Learn from the experience of a senior manager
    • Challenge and stretch yourself to develop
    • Seek advice, support and guidance on your progress and goals
  • Appraisals and Personal Development

    Throughout your graduate programme you’ll benefit from ongoing, informal discussions on performance. These will be backed up by an annual formal discussion with your line manager. This way you’ll be able to review your progress, continually improve and gain recognition for achievements. To help in your development we’ll also agree your next challenge and stretch targets for the year ahead.

    Personal development planning is also integral to the programme. This takes the form of discussing your progress, potential, aspirations and goals. It is designed to encourage you to think about the future and your career path, as well as consider potential opportunities.

  • Personal Development Planning

    • Discuss your progress, potential, aspirations & goals
    • Begin to think about the future and your career path
    • Consider potential opportunities
  • Reward for your efforts

    Taking on a graduate role within INEOS is a challenge. But it’s one that you’ll relish if you are to succeed in the role. With that in mind we believe people like you are a rare find and should be amply rewarded.

    That’s why we offer:

    • A competitive starting salary that will increase with experience
    • Enhanced salary progression during graduate programme
    • Attractive company benefits
    • Annual business performance bonuses
    • Access to fitness / wellbeing advice and on-site gyms (location dependent)
  • Corporate events

    • Corporate events are year 1 and 3
    • Meet senior managers and learn about INEOS' strategy, growth projects and corporate wellness
    • Learn about; financial management, leadership, business strategy
    • Opportunity to network with senior managers from across INEOS and other graduates.
  • Namibia

    Brutal and brilliant...

    In year four you’ll be invited to take part in the adventure of a lifetime – cycling, running and climbing in the remote Namibian desert.

    ‘Brutal and brilliant’ is how one of our last group described the In Nam challenge, where graduates traverse the Skeleton Coast, Damaraland and Kaokaveld Wilderness areas of Northern Namibia.

    In one unforgettable week you’ll pass over three ancient volcanic craters, climb Namibia’s highest peak, conquer the unforgiving basalt lavas of the Ugab on foot – and more besides.

    This memorable experience will test and expand your limits, build your fitness and show you what you are truly capable of.

    To make sure you get the most out of this unique trip we cater to all fitness levels and will provide you with advice and a training programme to suit you. 

    Search youtube: INNAM19

    "Insane, amazing, brutal!...Thank you again for this amazing opportunity.  Even knowing how hard the challenge would be I would not hesitate to say yes again in a heartbeat.” – Danielle Ryder, Mechanical Engineer

    “I had never undertaken any challenge quite like this before…it’s pretty amazing what your body can pull off when you set your mind to it.” – Ursula Heath, Group Communications Officer

    “Namibia was life-affirming.  Reaching the top of the Brandberg mountain was a fantastic feeling…The views made it well worth the climb – and the BBQ steak at the top of the mountain just topped it off!” – Scott McIntyre, Development Engineer


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